VSL Synchron Cymbals & Gongs
Synchron Cymbals & Gongs I includes a selection from our Synchron Percussion I Collection, featuring two suspended cymbals (Zildjian, 16" & 18"), two piatti (pairs) of cymbals (Zildjian 20" Constantinople Orchestra Medium Light and Meinl 22" Symphonic Extra Heavy), as well as two Wuhan tam-tams (100cm and 120cm).
The suspended cymbals are available in two sizes, 16" and 18". We’ve recorded single strokes with various mallets, brushes and a double bass bow. The piatti, or pairs of cymbals (“cymbals a-due”), come in two different sizes (20" and 22"). Apart from various single hits we’ve captured various drags, scratches and sizzles.
The tamtams have a diameter of 100cm and 120cm (39" and 47"). We recorded single strokes in various dynamic levels with soft and hard mallets, as well as tremolos, rolls, fast and slow swishes, various scratches and bowings. These detailed tamtam recordings are ideal for film and video game scoring, as well as for sound design.
3 Instruments – 12 Microphones
Every instrument was recorded using 12 microphones. You may select from four microphone positions (Standard Library) or seven different microphone positions (Full Library) and mix them to your liking, directly in the Vienna Instruments and Vienna Instruments Pro players, or using our mixing hosts Vienna Ensemble and Vienna Ensemble Pro. Use the included and perfectly fine-tuned presets as a starting point for your own sonic creations. The natural ambience of Stage A was captured in stereo using a Decca tree, and additional microphone arrays were utilized for 5.1 surround and Auro 3D 9.1.