Philharmonik vs. Vienna

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by stratman312, Aug 18, 2009.

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  1. stratman312

    stratman312 Active Member

    Mar 31, 2009
    I'm looking at getting a good strings vst, and I narrowed my choices to these two. I plan on doing more quartet and solo instrument type stuff, so if one may be better in that field, I'd like to know, however I will do some full orchestra stuff also. So which one would you recommend. (I'll also take suggestions from some others in that price range also I may have overlooked.) Thanks
  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Mar 20, 2008
    currently Billings
    Depends on whom is conducting ;-)

    Both of these orchestras have a unique sound to them live. As to which sampled VST sound you'd like better is anyone's guess. Personally, the Vienna sound is one of my favorites in the world so that would be my own selection.
  3. song4gabriel

    song4gabriel Active Member

    Mar 27, 2007
    NY, USA
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    vienna is stunning. but not the way i play it. :)

    if you are a wteaker extronindiare than vienna is the way to go.

    for orch that doesnt get ion the way of composing philharminik is a better easier bet
  4. The Vienna Instruments are very nice to use and can truly bring a composition to life. VSL offers true legato samples for their instruments, recorded in the VSL Silent Stage for dry, extremely low noise floor, and come in a very intuitive interface that allows you to play all of the articulations for an instrument on one midi track.

    The Special Edition product would be a great starting point to be introduced into the VSL products. I think you would be very pleased with them. You will need to add your own reverb to the instruments since they are dry. The benefit of this, is that you can put these instruments into whatever hall or room you want making it very useful for Film, Classical, or even other music styles like Pop.

    Another complimentary product would be the Vienna Suite which includes a convolution reverb that has some clean impulses. It also has a ton of presets for their EQ and Compressor plug-ins. This is available to try for free for 30 days.

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