Vienna Instruments Ensemble Pro 5 Update from Ensemble Pro 4
Vienna Instruments Ensemble Pro5 is a completely revamped mixing host with MIDI and audio LAN capability, and comes with Epic Orchestra, a free Grand Orchestra Sample Pack.
Have you ever wanted to...
... hook your old PC up to your MacBook to run a lot more instruments in real-time?
... run your 32-bit plug-ins on a 64-bit computer?
... close and open sequencer projects without reloading all the samples again?
... use your AU plug-ins in Pro Tools?
... get rid of your MIDI and audio interfaces when connecting several computers?
... use every bit of RAM you have installed on a 32-bit computer?
Enter Vienna Ensemble PRO 5, your virtual mixer that will bring all the elements of your studio together in a way no other software can.
Vienna Ensemble PRO 5 is a cross-platform MIDI and audio LAN solution that works universally on Macs and PCs, hosting Vienna Instruments as well as third-party 64-bit and 32-bit VSTi/AU plug-ins. Use it as a host on the same computer as your sequencer to integrate all your 64-bit and 32-bit instruments and effect plug-ins from third-party manufacturers (such as Spectrasonics, Native Instruments, Waves, you name it), or use it as a master-slave solution with multiple Macs and PCs, all connected with a standard Ethernet cable. You can easily route the audio streams of a whole arsenal of computers back to your main machine without the need of external hardware. The Preserve function keeps all of your templates and samples loaded while switching from one project to another. As a Pro Tools user you may integrate your favorite AU and VST plug-ins in your sessions!
Vienna Ensemble PRO 5 offers ITU surround support (up to 7.1) and full parameter automation. Control all plug-ins running on slave computers right from your master and even start/stop your sequencer or DAW with the space bar from within Vienna Ensemble PRO 5!
If Vienna MIR PRO – our Multi Impulse Response mixing and reverberation software – is installed, a single click on the corresponding button opens the application within Vienna Ensemble PRO 5 and routes the channel’s signal directly to the Vienna MIR PRO application.
Another major improvement is the new Preserve function. Now you can keep your templates and instruments loaded while switching from one Project to another. Add to that many other new features and imProvements, such as the sleek new user interface, the Optimize All function, full 64-bit support on the Mac, mixer automation, and you're presented with the uber-host for sample-based music production on one or more computers.
One Vienna Instruments Ensemble Pro product comes with 3 licenses, so you can set up a network of up to 4 computers (one host and 3 slaves, provided there's no stand-alone version of Vienna Instruments Ensemble Pro running on your main computer). If you want to run an instance of Vienna Instruments Ensemble Pro on your master computer as well, you can connect 2 further slave computers
New Features in Vienna Ensemble PRO 5:
•Full integration with Vienna MIR PRO (not included), which can be opened with a single click from within Vienna Ensemble PRO 5. Inserting Vienna MIR PRO in any channel of Vienna Ensemble PRO 5 will route the channel’s signal to the MIR application, which may run on the same computer or on a slave computer connected with an Ethernet cable.
•Full ITU surround support up to 7.1 with integrated plug-ins for surround-to-surround balancing and mono/stereo-to-surround.
•Full plug-in latency compensation ensures full sync of all plug-ins inside each Vienna Ensemble PRO 5 instance.
•Fully mappable touch parameter automation – Control all of your plug-ins on slave computers right from your master and start/stop your sequencer or DAW with the space bar from within Vienna Ensemble PRO 5.
•New post-effect plug-in rack for processing after pre-fader sends.
•A new audio input plug-in lets you route audio signals from your DAW into Vienna Ensemble PRO 5, e.g., to turn it into a virtual FX rack on your slave computer.
Existing Features of Vienna Ensemble PRO 4 (also applies to Vienna Ensemble PRO 5):
•MIDI and audio LAN solution that works universally on Macs and PCs.
•No audio interfaces, no MIDI interfaces on your additional computers (slaves). All you need is Ethernet with a Gigabit connection.
•Launch as many Vienna Ensemble PRO 4 instances as you need (depending on your available RAM).
•3rd party VSTi/AU hosting (multichannel) – Instantiate Vienna Instruments along with other 3rd party VST and AU instruments from Spectrasonics, Native Instruments, and more; Vienna Ensemble PRO 4 works with nearly all available VST/AU plug-ins and supports plug-ins with multiple outputs. Please make sure to use the latest versions of your software.
•Preserve Instance – Disconnect Vienna Ensemble PRO 4 from your sequencer while keeping all of your instruments and samples loaded, and re-connect to a new cue or project without loading again.
•Mixer Automation – Use AU/VST/RTAS automation from your sequencer to control Vienna Ensemble PRO 4’s mixer (volume, pan and sends).
•Redesigned user interface – A sleek, subdued design that’s easy on the eye.
•Channel strip and mixer strip sizing – Switch between wide or narrow channel strips for optimal viewing and saving screen space.
•Customized setup preset (viframe) for Epic Orchestra Pack.
•Link Pages – When activated, all Vienna Instruments GUIs will show the same right pane window when switching tracks, e.g., the “Patch Assign” page.
•Optimize All – Clean up your RAM by purging all unused samples of all instantiated Vienna Instruments with one mouse click!
•Selective Project Merging – Assemble the parts of various existing projects into one new template.
•Definable play ranges for multi-instrument set-ups for studio and live use.
•Multiple keyrange spans per instrument.
•Flexible routing with freely assignable busses.
•Audio input channels – Route external audio directly into the mixer (stand-alone mode only).
•Audio input/output routing – Windows: Select active channels of an audio device to improve communication with other audio applications. Audio channels of an audio device can also be used by other audio applications when deactivated in Vienna Ensemble PRO 4.
•Slave mode host tempo synchronization.
•Separated server solution that utilizes additional free memory, leaving host sequencer memory or memory used by additional Vienna Instruments plug-ins unaffected.
•Dual architecture servers – Run 64-bit and 32-bit Vienna Ensemble PRO 4 Servers side-by-side on the same computer which makes it easy to integrate 32-bit 3rd party instruments into your templates.
•Full Mac OS X 64-bit support – Utilize the full memory of your Mac.
•Improved loopback performance (Mac) – Running Vienna Ensemble PRO 4 Server on the same machine as your sequencer now puts much less strain on your system and will perform more reliably.
•Hosting of Cocoa AU instruments and effects (32-bit and 64-bit) – Vienna Ensemble PRO 4 can host both Carbon and Cocoa AU plug-ins, making it one of the first hosts to handle 64-bit AU’s on the Mac.
•VST3 and RTAS connector plug-ins – Vienna Ensemble PRO 4 supports up to 32 MIDI ports and 128 audio ports per instance.
•PC server interface plug-in: VST/VST3 (64-bit and 32-bit), RTAS (32-bit).
•PC server/stand-alone: 32-bit and 64-bit.
•Mac server interface plug-in: RTAS (32-bit Intel, PPC); AU/VST/VST3 (32-bit and 64-bit Intel, 32-bit PPC).
•Mac server/stand-alone: 32-bit and 64-bit for both Intel and PPC Macs (Intel recommended. PPC not actively supported).
•Instant instrument switching gives immediate access to all instruments within the Vienna Ensemble PRO 4 user interface. A click on the desired instrument channel brings up its user interface instantly; no more redundant screen clutter.
•Instrument naming – All instances inside Vienna Ensemble PRO 4 can be labeled for a complete, at-a-glance overview.
•Total recall – Orchestra setups can be saved with one click.
•Inserts for AU (Mac) and VST (PC) effect plug-ins.
•Panning and Power Panning for precise positioning.
Epic Orchestra Bonus Pack
-Data size of installed library on hard drive: 6.2 GB
-Actual data size in 24-bit: 9.36 GB
This free bonus pack is only available with Vienna Instruments Ensemble Pro. The massive library includes an impressive cross-section of Vienna Symphonic Library’s comprehensive sample database. Create that larger-than-life Hollywood sound right out of the box. Vienna Instruments Ensemble Pro comes with a customized project for the included Epic Orchestra that integrates the powerful Vienna Suite plug-ins. Import the Epic Orchestra Demo MIDI file into your sequencer, load the corresponding Vienna Instruments Ensemble Pro project (viframe), and you get a perfect, well-balanced mix that will also be a great starting point for your own arrangements.
Instruments included in Epic Orchestra Pack
-Appassionata Strings Ensemble
-Violins, violas, cellos, basses
-Mapped as one ensemble spread out over the keyboard from basses to violins.
-Articulations: Staccato, sustained, sforzato, tremolo, pizzicato
-3 flutes, 3 clarinets, 3 bassoons, contrabassoon
-Mapped as one ensemble spread out over the keyboard from contrabassoon to piccolo
-Articulations: Staccato, sustained
-Articulations: Staccato, sustained, legato performances
-Articulations: Staccato, sustained, legato performances, portamento performances
-Epic Horns (8 horns ensemble)
-Articulations: Staccato, sustained
-Fanfare Trumpets (6 trumpets ensemble)
-Articulations: Staccato, sustained
-Drums & Percussion
-Timpani, snare drum, bass drum, tambourine, triangle, piatti, cymbal, tamtam
-Articulations: Single hits, rolls (no rolls for piatti)
Vienna Instruments Ensemble Pro System Requirements:
•PC Intel P4/AMD Athlon 64 (and later) CPU with Windows XP 32-bit, Windows 7/Vista 32-bit and 64-bit versions (Core 2 Duo/Xeon recommended) or
•Intel Core 2 Duo/Xeon with Mac OS X 10.5.7 or higher (PPC/PPC64 works but is not actively supported)
•1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended)
•Working Gigabit connection between master and slave computer(s)
•ViennaKey (Vienna Symphonic Library protection device or other USB eLicenser, e.g., from Steinberg or Arturia)
•VST/VST3/RTAS (Windows 7/Vista/XP), AU/VST/VST3/RTAS (OS X) compatible host; also works stand-alone
•RTAS version requires Pro Tools 7.3 or higher
•eLicenser Control Center 18.104.22.1682 or higher (the latest available version from www.eLicenser.net is highly recommended)