VSL Bosendorfer Upright

Upright Piano Virtual Instrument

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Steinberg eLicenser USB key required
AAX Native - Compatible with Pro Tools 11 and above
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Upright Design, Grand Sound

  • Modern classic
  • Clear and uninhibited sound
  • Wide dynamic range, rich tone with a powerful bass
  • Stellar clarity in each note
  • Versatility in sound & timbre with 8 microphone positions
  • Recorded at Stage B of Synchron Stage Vienna
  • Advanced Release Sample Technology
  • Pre-configured Main Presets: Concert, Intimate, Player, Pop, Ambience, Vintage

Viennese Tradition of Piano Making

The Bösendorfer Grand Upright 130 incorporates the experience of almost two centuries of grand piano making. Although physically an upright piano, the instrument surprises with subtle nuances and powerful bass, and yet with a pure and pristine piano sound, without further tonal colors that are usually added by the large body of a concert grand.

The legendary pure and rich Bösendorfer sound is based on the Viennese tradition of piano making with its complex construction. Bösendorfer uses more than 80% naturally dried resonant spruce wood to build an instrument – more than any other manufacturer. When a note is played, the integrated spruce components become acoustically active, forming a complete resonating body similar in principle to a violin. Its precise mechanics offer optimum power transmission with maximum controllability. The carefully hand-spun bass strings – steel core strings with one or two layers of copper – also contribute to its warm and sonorous sound.


Sampling Precision

To capture the Bösendorfer Grand Upright 130 with all its subtleties, our engineers developed a highly precise motion-control system based on a solenoid that controls a noise-free "robot finger". The micro-controller moves the finger with super-human precision, providing flexible curvatures for down-strokes and release movements, the latter corresponding with the preceding note length and various release speeds.


8 Microphone Positions

In order to capture this marvelous instrument in Stage B of Synchron Stage Vienna, our recording engineers used multiple high-end microphone arrays, affording an abundance of options for creating your individual sound.

Standard Library

  • Close 1 – Condenser (Schoeps 2 MK4 ORTF)
  • Mid 2 (Schoeps KFM6 over the piano)
  • Main/Room Mic – Decca Tree Stereo (Neumann KM 133)
  • Main/Room Mic – Decca Tree Mono (Neumann KM 133)

Full Library

  • Close 1 – Condenser (Schoeps 2 MK4 OR
  • Close 2 – Ribbon (Royer SF24 Blumlein)
  • Close 3 – Condenser Large Diaphragm (Neumann 2 TLM 170 Cardioids)
  • Mid 1 (Sennheiser MKH 40 ORTF behind the piano)
  • Mid 2 (Schoeps KFM6 over the piano)
  • Main/Room Mic – Decca Tree Stereo (Neumann KM 133)
  • Main/Room Mic – Decca Tree Mono (Neumann KM 133)
  • Main Surround – Stereo (Neumann KM 184)

Even if you're not using a surround setup, you get more ambience variations and spatial depth out of the Full Library by adding the room and surround microphones' signals to your stereo mix.


Customize Your Personal Sound

In addition to the multitude of options from mixing various microphone signals, the Bösendorfer Upright comes with the free Vienna Synchron Pianos software that offers multiple options for shaping your sound and your playing experience. Hosting a high-performance playback engine, the software provides a full-blown mixer with a broad range of effects such as EQ, compressor, saturator, algorithmic reverb, delay, chorus, flanger, rotary, and many more. You may also adjust the volume of body resonances, sympathetic strings, and pedal noises right in the main Play window. In the Edit window, you can even tweak EQ, volume, tuning, dynamic range, etc. for each individual key!


Standard Library

  • Download File Size: 13.8 GB
  • Installed File Size 48.6 GB

Full Library

  • Download File Size: 28.7 GB
  • Installed File Size: 99.4 GB
System Requirements
  • PC Windows 7/8/10 (latest update, 64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2
  • Mac OS X 10.10 (latest update) or higher, Intel Core 2 Duo
  • SSD (M2, Sata 6 or USB3/3.1 UASP Support) for sample content
  • 8 GB RAM (16 GB recommended)
  • AU/VST/AAX Native compatible host (AAX version requires Pro Tools 10.3.5 or higher)
  • VIENNA KEY (Vienna Symphonic Library USB protection device) or other USB eLicenser (e.g., from Steinberg or Arturia)
  • Free hard drive space Standard Library: 48.6 GB (individual microphone data can be removed)
  • Free hard drive space Full Library: 99.4 GB (individual microphone data can be removed)

Other configurations may work but are not actively supported.

Recommended

  • Windows 7/8/10 (latest update, 64-bit), Intel i5/i7/Xeon
  • Mac OS X 10.12 (or higher), Intel i5/i7/Xeon
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 88 key master keyboard