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Vienna Symphonic Library Lithophone Standard

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Sounding stones made of basalt, granite, marble and other minerals were used in many ancient cultures for ceremonial and religious purposes. These days, the lithophone is the most commonly known stone instrument, which Carl Orff first introduced to orchestral arrangements. There are 15 small round slabs of limestone chromatically arranged on rubber pegs. The lithophone recorded by the Vienna Symphonic Library was newly developed at the Technical University of Zurich, and modeled after the marimba. The unmistakable, round stone sound remains prominent over the instrument’s nearly five octave range.

Sample Amount                         Standard Library                          Full Library
          968                                                 968                                          3,176
Download File Size                             227.8 MB                                   648.0 MB
Installed File Size                                614.4 MB                                    1.8 GB





Single notes with soft and hard mallets,

small and large stones on slabs, and bowed



Soft mallets: single notes secco, rolls, chrod tremolos; sul ponticello, normal and secco; glissandos

medium mallets: single notes normal and secco, chord tremolos

Hard mallets: Single notes secco, chord tremolos

Effects: finger strokes normal and secco, nail strokes normal and accented, 3mm needle center strokes and plucked, 5mm needle side strokes and ponticello, "shattering" tremolo portato and accented



System Requirements

PC Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2
Mac OS X 10.8 (latest update), Intel Core 2 Duo
2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
VIENNA KEY (Vienna Symphonic Library USB protection device) or other USB eLicenser (e.g., from Steinberg or Arturia)
1.0 GB free hard drive space
for the Standard Library, 1.0 GB for the Full Library

Other configurations may work but are not actively supported.

*Extended Requires Full

*Full= Standard+Extended

SpecialsApr 2, 2018