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Vienna Symphonic Library Timpani Full (Standard+Extended)

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The timpani, or kettledrum, is the orchestral percussion instrument with the longest tradition. It has been established as a staple of the symphony orchestra since the 17th century. Whereas in the Baroque and Classical period one pair of timpani was the standard, four (or even more) instruments in Romantic and modern works are common. The timpani is one of the rare membranophones with a definite pitch and its tuning requires extremely sensitive hearing. The intensity of performance tasks makes it essential that the timpani part in the orchestra is played by a specialist, the “timpanist”. As opposed to other percussionists who usually change instruments as required by the piece (e.g., bass drum, a-due cymbals, tambourine, triangle) the timpanist focuses on playing the timpani part exclusively.

The instrument has a range of about a sixth, a timpani group of several instruments covers approximately two octaves. The sound of the timpani blends homogeneously with other instrument groups of the orchestra. Timpani with majestic brass fanfares have their roots in history, and the combination of strings played in tremolo over a foundation of timpani rolls is a popular combination for creating dramatic and thrilling effects. We’ve recorded single strokes, tremolos (with and without dynamics), and glissandos with various wooden and felt mallets (hard – medium hard – medium) as well as with finger strokes.

 

Sample Amount                      Standard Library                        Full Library

         1,880                                          1,880                                       6,495

Download File Size                          642.2 MB                                  2.5 GB

Installed File Size                              1.9 GB                                     8.2 GB

 

 

Timpani

 

ARTICULATION GROUP                     STANDARD LIBRARY                       EXTENDED LIBRARY

 

01 TIMPANI - A

 

 

Single hits normal and secco
1–3 upbeats
Rolls normal and strong dynamics (1, 2, 4, and 6 sec.)

 

 

Glissandos 4th and 5th, up and down
Performance repetitions slow and fast
Rolls medium dynamics (1–6 sec.), strong dynamics (3 sec.)
Rolls glissandos 4th and 5th, up and down

 

02 TIMPANI - B / Medium Mallet

 

 

Single hits normal, secco, coperto
Glissandos, 1 and 2 sec.; up/down minor 2nd to 4th
1–4 upbeats
Performance repetitions slow, medium, and fast
Rolls normal and short
Rolls medium and strong dynamics, 1, 2, and 3 sec.
Rolls glissandos, 1 and 2 sec.; up/down minor 2nd to 4th

 

02 TIMPANI - B / Hard Mallet

 

 

Single hits
1–4 upbeats
Rolls normal and strong dynamics (1, 2, and 4 sec.)

 

02 TIMPANI - B / Wood Mallet

 

 

Single hits
1–4 upbeats
Rolls normal and strong dynamics (1, 2, and 4 sec.)

 

02 TIMPANI - B / Additional Mallets

 Single hits Medium hard Mallet
Single hits Felt Mallet
Single hits Finger
 
 

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)
1.9 GB free hard drive space

Other configurations may work but are not actively supported.

*Extended Requires Full

*Full= Standard+Extended

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