Vienna Instruments Mir Roompack 3 Mystic Spaces
Founded in 1346, the pilgrimage church Maria Strassengel near Graz in Styria is one of Austria’s most important Late Gothic ecclesiastical buildings. The church´s comparatively small main nave impresses one with its wonderful acoustics whose outstanding feature is a dense and strikingly brief reverb of about 3 seconds length.
For Vienna MIR, the nave was recorded from four microphone positions: Mic 1 is positioned near the altar, Mic 2 in the middle of the nave, and Mic 3 near the main entrance beneath the organ gallery. Mic 4 was positioned almost on the same horizontal coordinates as Mic 3, but about 6 meters above it on the organ gallery. All in all, over 2,000 impulse responses were gathered to virtually recreate the wonderful acoustics of this magical location.
For more than a century the Steinhofkirche with its incomparable acoustic properties has been a truly magical attraction for musicians and music enthusiasts. It is still used regularly for concerts today.
Built at the beginning of the 20th century in today’s Socio-medical Center at Baumgartner Höhe, the church is one of Vienna’s famous Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) landmarks. It sits in the so-called “White City” that is comprised of 61 buildings and was, in its day, the largest and most modern psychiatric institution of its kind.
For those who are mainly interested in the acoustic peculiarities of this unique church, it may be regarded simply as the “Viennese Taj Mahal”. Ten seconds of long*, dense, crystal-clear reverb engulf the visitor after entering the nave – an experience that transports believers and musicians alike to other spheres.
For Vienna MIR the Steinhofkirche’s nave was recorded from three microphone positions: Mic 1 is positioned near the altar, Mic 2 in the middle of the nave under the cupola, and Mic 3 near the main entrance next to the organ gallery. All in all, over 2,200 IRs were gathered to virtually recreate the acoustics of this building.
Added to this are a number of so-called HotSpots – two positions in the left and right side aisles each, one position in the rear at the main entrance, and the entire balcony of the organ gallery. This means that basically the Steinhofkriche can be used in Vienna MIR from each side of the main microphones, which allows you to put a real surround ensemble into place! Apart from that, the gilded pulpit left of the altar (marked by a red velvet parapet) is especially noteworthy. Here, too, instruments can be placed and freely rotated – the perfect place for a “preaching” soloist.
* As of software version 1.1 it is possible to shorten the reverb times of a venue in Vienna MIR’s Room Editor. Since the Steinhofkirche’s reverb tails are incredibly dense and consistent, even radical changes of the mean impulse lengths to less than 3 seconds still make sense. Reduced to these more conventional values, an entire new field of possible applications opens up besides the obvious epic, sacral or meditative compositions.
Key features of Vienna MIR V.2 RoomPacks
Vienna MIR PRO compatibility.
Homogeneous sound for all Main Microphone polarity patterns due to improved Ambisonics processing.
Adaptation of relative volume between all Main Microphones in all Venues, making it even more comfortable to switch Venues while working on a MIR Project.
More consistency in Dry Signal level scaling.
New Starting Point-settings for many Venues.
RoomPack 2 requires Vienna MIR or Vienna MIR SE.
For further details on system requirements, please refer to those of Vienna MIR
Vienna Instruments require the ViennaKey!
This USB protection device by eLicenser (formerly Syncrosoft) is not included in the box of any collection, it is a separate item you have to get additionally. So you’ll have to order at least one ViennaKey with your first purchase. It will be put inside the shopping basket automatically but can be deleted if not required. Customers who order the complete SYMPHONIC CUBE will get one ViennaKey for free (not shown in the basket). If you already own another eLicenser USB protection device (e.g., from Steinberg or Arturia), you can use it for the VIENNA INSTRUMENTS, too. Each dongle can store up to 100 product licenses.
Additionally an internet connection on any computer is required to authorize a VSL product.