Synchron-ized Special Editions with VE Pro 7 and Playback Tips

Synchron-ized Special Editions with VE Pro 7 and Playback Tips

SYNCHRON-ized Special Editions!
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Synchron-ized Special Editions with VE Pro 7 and Playback Tips

Let’s check out something new!

In this score, I’ve been using VSL’s SYNCHRON-ized Special Editions 1 and 2, and I have to say, they really are rather lovely!

Although they are based on the original Vienna Instrument versions, using the same samples, they’ve been completely re-edited and come with a brand new sample player that includes reverb from the Synchron Stage, VSL’s new Scoring Stage.

This reverb is based on the same impulse response that MIR Pro uses..and it sounds fantastic…straight out the box!

The instruments have been recorded on the Synchron Stage, at the positions they were set up, so it’s very quick and easy to set up a mix!

Let’s check them out in VE Pro 7 and look at some playback tips!

Although these new samples include dedicated Violin 1 and Violin 2 patches (unlike the originals), I have encountered a small issue with phasing when the violins play in unison!

It’s surprising really…as I find it much more noticeable with these new samples than I do with the Vienna Instruments version, and I think it has something to do with the positioning used and the reverb.

This is the only thing I can criticise this library for really..and in practice, it’s such a small problem that it shouldn’t cause any real issues!

It’s not a huge problem, and I’ll show you some tips to reduce it!


I’ll go over the playback configuration I use with the score.

It’s quite large, and all held within Vienna Ensemble Pro7

This template is laid out with Woodwinds at the top down to Strings at the bottom, and takes a large amount of memory to run!

You’ll need about 30gig of memory to run it!

VE Pro7

There is plenty that you can do to get the best out of these samples.

I’ll show you some tips that help with ‘Phasing’, so it’s hardly an issue!

The Graphical Midi Tools brilliantly to adjust and tweak the playback!

The SYNCHRON-ized Special Editions are lovely…and I highly recommend them!

I hope this blog has given you an insight into the SYNCHRON-ized Special Editions 1 and 2. I must admit that I’m smitten with them…and the Dimension series they have brought out for this new player is outstanding, and I’ll be back in a new blog soon showing them in a score!

The issue with phasing is quite easy to deal with, and I hope that this video has given you some ideas as to how you can reduce it in your scores.

Ok…so the tips I show you don’t remove the issue 100%…but in reality, it’s a great way to reduce it to practically nothing…saving the trouble of having to transpose all the samples!…something that I found to be a HUGE pain!

As with all of VSL’s software, I’ve found the sample player to be very stable, and it ‘Just Works’ in VE Pro.

I know I’ve said it before…but the Graphical Midi Tools plugin has transformed my enjoyment of such an extent I never use Logic anymore!..something I would have had to use in the past to adjust the playback of the violin passages!

You can do it all now..straight from the score!

I’d love to hear what you think, so please do leave comments below and let me know how you’re getting on!

As with all my videos..If you need any help with anything. Get in touch via the ‘Contact Me’ Tab and I’ll help you out as much as I can! and please do let me know what you think about the samples, the GMT plugin or indeed anything Sibelius related in the comments section below.

I’ve done quite a few courses on how to do different playback configurations, so if you haven’t already, you can check them all out here

Ok..that’s all for this one!…I’ll see you again soon for the next one, so until then check out the SYNCHRON-ized Special Editions 1 and 2…as I think you’ll love them as much as I do!

I’m off to find out more of what the Synchron stage has to offer!

Software Used:

Sibelius Ultimate

The Graphical Midi Tools Plugin

VSL SYNCHRON-ized Special Editions

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