Vienna Symphonic Library Vienna Smart Hits is a virtual instrument that offers a collection of inspiring hits, braams, risers, swells, and sub-booms specially created for epic film and game scoring, trailer music, and sound design.
The engineers as VSL dug deep into the company's multimillion sample database of released and unreleased organic sounds to select the most compelling ones. These organic sounds were bent, mangled, twisted, distorted and then blended with electronic sounds to create effects that deliver maximum impact to your score.
The software is compatible with Mac and Windows, and operates in AU, VST, and AAX formats.
Organic Sound Sources
- Organic source sounds include the bass drum from Synchron Percussion I for low-end hits, reverse cymbals for swells, the Yamaha CFX piano for shimmering transients, solo violin glissandos for risers, brass run-ups for short risers, sforzato and sustained sounds from Vienna Dimension Brass for braams.
- Reversed sounds are used for swells, a heavily distorted Vienna Konzerthaus Organ for braaams, and Taiko drums for sub-boom rumble.
Electronic Sound Sources
- In addition to the organic component created with symphonic sounds, various electronic sound sources—including wavetable and FM synthesizers—were used to create additional layers, using their extensive routing and envelope modulation capabilities.
- The synth sounds were further treated with voicing and detune functions to adapt them spatially to the original sample recordings.
- Additionally, all the sounds were tweaked and shaped using a wide variety of manipulation techniques, with a finishing, mastering touch before being included in the Vienna Smart Hits collection.
Intuitive Sound Organization
- Five sound categories: Hits / Braams / Risers / Swells / Sub-Booms.
- All sounds except Sub-Booms include two variants—regular with sounds reinforced by synthesizer components, and organic using only analog VSL instruments.
- Braams, Risers, and Swells are available with root key mapping (one slot contains all sounds on its respective key) and tonal mapping (one slot contains the same sound mapped chromatically over an octave).