VSL Synchron-ized Crumhorns
Crumhorn Virtual Instruments
This Historic Winds Pack brings the crumhorns from our acclaimed VI Historic Winds II Collection to Stage A of Synchron Stage Vienna. It has been re-edited and optimized for the Vienna Synchron Player, increasing both the flexibility and ease of use of all articulations for a quick and creative workflow.
The crumhorn's name is derived from the German "Krummhorn", which means "bent horn". The lower part of the instrument is bent upwards, the cylindrical-shaped pipe has seven finger holes on the front and one on the back. Unlike recorders crumhorns have a double-reed mouthpiece like the bassoon; it produces the typically bright and “nasal” timbre that music of the Renaissance period is often associated with. As a typical woodwind instrument of the Renaissance period the crumhorn disappeared later in the Baroque era but was rediscovered in the 20th century in Folk, Medieval and contemporary music. As an example, composer Mauricio Kagel (1931–2008) used four crumhorns in his "Music for Renaissance Instruments" (in memoriam Claudio Monteverdi). Crumhorns are available in various sizes, as the instrument’s range covers just one octave. This Historic Winds Pack contains recordings of five different crumhorns, covering the soprano, alto, tenor, bass, and double bass register.
The Synchron Player's integrated convolution reverb adds the outstanding ambience of the 540 m2 (5,813 sq.ft.) main hall of Synchron Stage Vienna to the dry samples in real-time. Expertly crafted mixer presets place the instrument at its perfect spot on stage, resulting in a production-ready sound "out of the box" that blends seamlessly with the instruments of SYNCHRON-ized Woodwinds as well as with every other product in the Synchron Series.
- Crumhorns soprano, alto, tenor, bass, great bass
- Short portato
- Repetitions legato, portato, staccato
- Legato normal and fast
- Fast repetitions between 140 and 200 BPM
- MacOS 10.14 Mojave and above
- Windows 10 and above (64-bit only)
- Intel, AMD, or Apple Silicon CPU
- 8GB RAM or more (16GB or more recommended)
- 1GB free storage space
- Free iLok account and iLok License Manager
- iLok Cloud and iLok USB licensing methods are supported
AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3, and Standalone