Vienna Instruments - Percussion from Vienna Symphonic is a sample-based virtual instrument, containing all of the percussion instruments of the orchestra. Many instruments are available in an additional second version, such as the Timpani 2 (with up to eight velocities,) snare drum 2 (up to 12 velocities, with and without snare,) bass drum 2, field drum 2, tambourine 2, triangle 2, suspended cymbals 2 and a-due cymbals 2. Also included are concert toms, roto toms and Taiko drums.
The collection also contains production-ready instruments, processed with high-end studio equipment and put into the right aural perspective using multi-sampled convolution reverb from the Vienna Symphonic Library's MIR development program. The basic percussion instruments (timpani, snare and bass drum, tambourine, suspended cymbals, a-due cymbals, glockenspiel, triangle, xylophone, tubular bells, tam-tam and concert toms) are available not only as samples with minimal reverb, but also with the reverb of the world-famous Wiener Konzerthaus in various stage positions.
The Vienna Instruments user interface is clearly arranged and includes pre-configured patches for immediate playability with no learning curve. The interface uses a powerful proprietary streaming audio engine that can load up to 3,456 articulations (patches) on one MIDI channel.
Load times are extremely low and sixty-four stereo voices per instance can stream from the hard disc. A RAM optimizing utilities clears unused samples out of RAM. Users can easily create their own instruments, using "drag and drop" functionality, and the instrument provides the ability for velocity crossfades and release control to be switched on or off in real time.