Vienna Symphonic Library Bosendorfer Imperial Standard Library


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With all the assistance of “Bösendorfer Klavierfabrik” we’ve developed our first sampled grand piano software program instrument, a correct recreation of a Bösendorfer 290 Imperial that was tuned and regulated from the piano manufacturer’s greatest engineers and piano technicians. The Vienna Instruments Collection Bösendorfer Imperial tends to make full use of our new proprietary engine and overall performance algorithms which includes automatic repetition performances. Its huge and unprecedented 54 GB sample set contains unlooped sustain samples in pedal up and pedal down variations and in 7 velocity layers, tone repetitions, real recorded sustain pedal resonances, several release samples, and crucial noises.

The Bösendorfer 290 Imperial is the only concert grand on the planet to possess nine sub-bass notes, extending downward to low C, and giving it a keyboard range spanning eight octaves. These extra notes not just give added richness and depth towards the instrument overall, but they enable the performance of performs initially scored with lower notes, by composers like Bartók, Debussy, Ravel and Busoni.

For your 1st time within the extended background of piano sampling, the sound in the piano in its resonating state – with the sustain (damper) pedal depressed – has been captured. This results in the physically right recreation of the piano’s resonant character in both pedal-down and pedal-up positions. With the Bösendorfer Imperial Vienna Instrument you will find no sample manipulations, no fades between tones, and no DSP calculations, just an completely natural acoustic image on the actual processes that happen throughout piano playing. Our group has created a recording approach that adds to a single tone the precise sound which is produced once the pianist presses the piano’s sustain pedal, allowing other strings to vibrate. So the Vienna Instrument acts similar to the piano itself, creating the characteristic pedal tone sound which now for your first time is available within the shape of samples.

Another innovation will be the Repetition Performances. These samples take into account the sound designed whenever a vibrating string is struck once again. With Vienna Instruments’ Bösendorfer Imperial, repeated notes on the identical pitch are in fact played repetitions, meaning that a brand new sample is heard with every single keystroke.

Aside from the acoustic viewpoint of the pianist, the user is also supplied with concert hall audience perspective, for proper imaging on the orchestral stage. Each and every from the two listening positions totals at four,675 samples.
purchase also entitles you to download the free Vienna Instruments player computer software that contains the Vienna Ensemble mixing and host computer software.
The Bösendorfer Imperial Collection
isn’t divided into Normal and Extended Libraries like other Vienna Instruments Collections, the Standard package involves the total set of samples together with the computer software instrument/engine. The Library contains 55 GB of uncompressed sample information in 44.1kHz/24-bit. As a result of an revolutionary optimization procedure, the Vienna Instruments engine decompresses the samples in real-time, in order that they take up only 37 GB of space in your hard disk.

The Bösendorfer Imperial collection has been released in 2006. To get a more universal selection of types and sounds and an even larger amount of samples in a virtual piano, please have a search in the new Vienna Imperial collection.


  • PC Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2
  • Mac OS X 10.6 (latest update), Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • ViennaKey (Vienna Symphonic Library USB protection device) or other USB eLicenser (e.g., from Steinberg or Arturia)
  • eLicenser Control Center software (get the latest version from
  • 55 GB free hard drive space

Other configurations may work but are not actively supported.


  • PC Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 64-bit), Intel i5/i7/Xeon
  • Mac OS X 10.7 (latest update), i5/i7/Xeon
  • Fast separate hard drive (7200 rpm or faster)
  • AU/VST/AAX Native/RTAS compatible host (also works stand-alone)
  • RTAS version requires Pro Tools 7.3 or higher
  • 88 key master keyboard




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