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Articulate Presets
for the Vienna Symphonic Library

Articulate Preset in Vienna Instruments pro capturing the nuances of an acoustic instrument

Turn your library into an instrument ...

The Vienna Symphonic Library (VSL) offers the largest and most detailed sample database to date. 
By now you can fully take advantage of the huge sound content included in the VSL and run all articulations of an entire orchestra even on a laptop. Articulate Presets for VSL provide a complete plug & play solution that gives you instant access to most of the extensive Super Package and thereby conveniently unlocks the full potential of these amazing libraries. They include every single articulation of the corresponding libraries and are organized in a fully coherent way so that a sequence can easily be moved from one instrument to another. They offer a full integration into the major Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs),

Logic, Studio One and Cubase, as well as into the Notation Software DoricoDepending on whether you prefer to “write your music” and make that score sound as good as possible or if you want to “record your music” with all the realism Articulate Presets offer—capturing subtle details only a virtuous musical performance can create—Dorico, Cubase or Logic presents the best way to work with the VSL powered by Articulate Presets. Articulate Presets take advantage of all the advanced features only Vienna Instruments (VI) pro offers, like auto-voicing, enveloped time-stretching, humanize, the APP sequencer and MIRx to get far more out of the recorded samples. And the amazing High Definition (HD) Shorts with 9 velocity layers offer you unprecedented dynamic resolution and flexibility to vary the playback. Above all Articulate Presets expand on the expressive capabilities that virtual orchestras offer up to now and combine the sampled articulations into playable sounds (the individual matrices) that react to various continuous controllers to get you much closer to the gradual nuances that orchestral instruments are capable to produce. Articulate Presets are complete, consistent across the entire orchestra and give you unprecedented control over your sounds!


Articulate Presets include all articulations of VSL libraries 
and arrange them in over 100 matrices per preset, accessible by program change messages.

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All Presets have the same layout, including controller assignments, so you can move sequences from one instrument to another and they play as expected.

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Articulate Presets give you unprecedented control over your music and allow you to shape the nuances of the performance in an up to 3D sound-space.

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Articulate Presets let you concentrate on what's actually important ... Your music!

Work like a painter who has all palettes and brushes ready for work, instead of going to the workshop to mix colors

every time another one is needed


  • 128 matrices accessed by program change messages
    or a 
    new controller 

  • covering all articulations
    of up to 5 full VSL libraries,
    including the new HD Shorts

  • two blend-able section sizes

  • two additional controllers to access all different versions

  • compatible with both eLicenser and the new iLok 


Whereas out of the box VSL libraries can require a significant effort to set up an entire Orchestral Template, 
Articulate Presets are fully "Plug & Play" ... Merely install the presets, assign the required controllers and load your orchestra. Everything else from articulation selection to pan & reverb is fully set up & ready to go.


A lot of effort has been invested in the design of Articulate Presets, in order to ensure completeness and full consistency across the entire orchestra: All articulations are 

accessed and controlled from a single track/stave, in the same way for all instruments, and no control information affects your score!


Articulate Presets are seamlessly 
integrated into the major DAWs, 
LogicCubase and Studio One. All offer common key features (encoding of all articulations into note events and clear and easy selection in all editors), yet take full advantage of all the special possibilities each DAW offers. And the unique Dorico integration provides very realistic automatic playback, but at the same time in-depth control that is unmatched for notation software.


  • Master keyboard that sends program change messages and 4+ continuous controllers or Tablet with the VI pro App

  • SSD for sample streaming

  • MIRx venue

  • Logic, Cubase Pro, Studio One or Dorico for complete software integration


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Get so much closer
to the subtle nuances an 
acoustic instrument
can produce  ...

A new level of control

Control how your music is performed in an up to 

3D sound space, by varying three continuous controllers!

In addition to the single continuous Slot X-fade controller of VI pro (which in Articulate Presets generally controls the size of the instrument section) 3D Control offers two more quasi-continuous controllers, that are implemented directly via the two control dimensions of the VI matrices. These allow you to continuously blend all available versions of a given articulation
(e.g. strong, light and no vibrato versions).

Parameters that can be continuously controlled depend on the available sampled versions for a given articulation and include:

  • Section size (with Auto-Divisi for Dimension libs)

  • Attack behavior

  • Vibrato intensity

  • Legato performance

  • Tremolo intensity

  • Mute strength

  • Bowing position

  • Harmonic content

3D control
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The all new High Definition (HD) Shorts

The unique HD shorts with 9 Velocity Layers

are now available for the full Symphonic Cube 

(strings, woodwinds & brass)!

Over a hundred brand-new sounds:

  • Portato

  • Staccato (& Legato)

  • Spiccato / Harsh

  • Muted Portato

  • Muted Staccato

  • Muted Spiccato


The HD matrices provide an unprecentended dynamic resolution and are done the "Articulate Presets way" with full 3D control:

  • HD velocity control

  • Matrix specific control (attack, muting, ...)

  • Section control

  • 2 distinct versions (accessible by note overlap)

The HD shorts are fully compatible and interchangeable with the corresponding standard definition (SD) patches for an even more varied and realistic playback of short notes.


Great libraries don't get old
... they get even better!

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