Vienna Symphonic Library Releases Vienna Ensemble Pro 6

Vienna Symphonic Library Presents Major Update of Mixing and Host Software
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Vienna Symphonic Library presents major update of hugely popular mixing and host software

The Vienna Symphonic Library team is pleased to announce the release of their revamped mixing and host software Vienna Ensemble Pro. Like its predecessor, the new version includes three licenses for setting up a cross-platform multi-computer network. Vienna Ensemble Pro 6 comes with major performance improvements and a wealth of new features, such as full retina graphics support, VST plug-in hosting on the Mac, tabbed instances, channel grouping options, VCA folders, an intelligent auto-save function, and more.

Introductory Price and Special Upgrade Offer

Vienna Ensemble Pro 6 is available at a special introductory price of $235 that will increase to $285 on September 1, 2016. Existing users of the previous version 4 or 5 may currently purchase the upgrade for $85. The regular upgrade price will go up to $105 starting September 1, 2016. What’s more, customers benefit from an additional special offer during the introductory period in August 2016: Users who purchase the upgrade to Vienna Ensemble Pro 6 together with any two of Vienna’s Single Instruments through August 31, 2016 will receive the lowest priced product included in their order for free.

Ultimate Studio Solution
Since its first release in fall 2009 Vienna Ensemble Pro has become the definitive cross-platform network solution in studios and production facilities around the world. This mixing and hosting application provides MIDI and audio hosting over LAN with both Macs and PCs, all connected with a simple Ethernet cable and without the need for extra MIDI and audio interfaces. Vienna Ensemble Pro supports Vienna Instruments as well as all third-party 64-bit and 32-bit VSTi/AU plug-ins and audio signals that can be mixed in stereo and surround (up to 7.1), with full parameter automation. Even when used on a single computer the software scores with innovative features such as “Preserve” – a huge time-saver when switching from one project to another, letting Vienna Ensemble Pro disconnect from the sequencer and connect to another cue again while keeping all samples and plug-ins loaded.

Performance Improvements and Extended Features
Vienna Ensemble Pro 6 has been entirely revamped under the hood, offering major improvements compared to its predecessor in terms of performance and usability. The new code base results in 70% less CPU usage for all internal calculations and even 80% less CPU usage for graphics. Speaking of which, the new version now fully supports retina/HiDPI displays on both Macs and PCs. Improved multi-threading performance allows for faster plug-in scanning and faster connection/disconnection times when switching between projects. Channel organization has never been easier with miniature view options and with new VCA folders that can be customized and individually color-coded. What’s more, channels can now be assigned to a group with the option of linking selected channel parameters to the entire group. Freezing/Disabling of channels allows unloading all plug-ins and their allocated memory while keeping data intact. The intelligent auto-save function saves projects at desired intervals, without interrupting a playing session as it only functions when transport is stopped. Last but not least, the hosting of VST plug-ins on Macs makes projects fully compatible with Windows and vice versa.

About the Vienna Symphonic Library
Vienna Symphonic Library is an innovative, research-driven music software and sample library developer based in Vienna, Austria. The team continually strives to improve virtual orchestral music production with a special emphasis on authenticity and ease-of-use. Vienna Instruments, the company’s multi-award-winning virtual instruments in the formats AU, VST, AAX Native, and RTAS, encompass an exhaustive range of solo instruments and ensembles, from their flagship Symphonic Cube to special instruments such as the Vienna Konzerthaus Organ, the Vienna Imperial grand piano, saxophones, upright bass, and even distorted guitar. Acclaimed software products include Vienna Instruments Pro, Vienna Ensemble Pro, Vienna MIR Pro and Vienna Suite Pro. Recently, the company launched an entirely new venture: Synchron Stage Vienna, a unique scoring stage in Austria’s capital that accommodates orchestras of up 130 musicians, merges proprietary software innovations and revolutionary approaches with traditional recording technologies and procedures.

More information on Vienna Symphonic Library’s products can be found at www.vsl.co.at and at www.ilio.com.