The Vienna Symphonic Library recently announced the August 2003 release of its Pro Edition, which more than doubles the size and dimension of the First Edition.
With nearly 360,000 samples containing over 240 GB of data, the Pro Edition adds completely new instruments and playing techniques, including solo contrabass trombone, solo Wagner tuba, string ensembles con sordino in all articulations (staccato, détaché, pizzicato, tremolo, sforzato, legato, repetitions, more), col legno, sul ponticello, flautando, Bartók (snap) pizzicatos, finger tremolos, flutter tongues for all woodwinds, a second solo flute, drum ensembles and many more.
The Pro Edition is released in 16-bit. However, the Symphonic Cube, the first hard disc edition that is due for release in early 2004, will offer options for all users. All of the samples will be included in both 24-bit and 16-bit resolution.
Owners of the First Edition who have registered their products are eligible to upgrade to the Pro Edition. Detailed information about the First Edition, Pro Edition, and prices and upgrade possibilities can be found on www.vsl.co.at.