The Vienna Symphonic Library has announced that the First Edition of its Orchestral Cube is now available for EXS24 mk II. The Orchestral Cube offers over 50,000 string, percussion, brass and woodwind samples, totaling 45 gigabytes. The Orchestral Cube contains single-note samples with a variety of dynamics options, as well as a variety of multinote samples including trills and tremolos.
The second element in the First Edition, the Performance Set, is also set for release in EXS24 mk II format this month.The creators of the Vienna Symphonic Library have been working extensively with Emagic to integrate the Performance Tool as a direct plug-in to EXS24 mk II so users won't have to leave the Logic environment. The Performance Tool will be available for Mac OS 9 and OS X, and is expected to be ready for download for registered Vienna Symphonic Library users in June of 2003.
The EXS version of the Performance Set plug-in will offer the same modes as the existing GigaStudio version, including: Alternation mode, which allows users to step automatically from one articulation to another in real time, without the need for operating distracting key switches.This can also be used with the Orchestral Cube. Legato mode allows users to perform naturally fluid and authentic passages like legato, portamento or glissando in real time without pedals or key switches. Repetition mode lets users perform repeated notes with control over both the timing and the accents in real time.
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