Vienna Ensemble PRO is the ultimate symbiosis of systems and workflows, providing cross-platform MIDI and audio hosting over LAN, mixing in stereo and surround (up to 7.1)
Vienna Ensemble Pro has become the definitive cross-platform network solution in studios and production facilities around the world. This mixing and hosting application enables you to set up a multiple computer network with both Macs and PCs without the need for extra MIDI and audio interfaces - all you need is a simple Ethernet cable! Even when you're using only one computer, Vienna Ensemble Pro improves your work-flow dramatically, with unique functions such as "Preserve" that keeps all of your plug-ins and samples loaded while switching from one project to another - a huge time saver!
Of course Vienna Ensemble Pro supports Vienna Instruments, but you may also integrate all of your third-party 64-bit and 32-bit VSTi/AU instruments and effects plug-ins (such as Spectrasonics, Native Instruments, Waves, you name it) and mix them in stereo and surround (up to 7.1), with full parameter automation and optional one-click integration with Vienna MIR Pro. What's more, with the included Epic Orchestra Sample Pack you get a powerful all-in-one production tool to get you started right away!
Retina (HiDPI) graphics support on both Macs and PCs
Tabbed instances - Improved organization with one common window for all instances, with detachable instances, re-ordering of instances, and tab-coloring for better identification
Frozen/Disabled channels allow unloading all plug-ins (and their allocated memory) from a selected channel, while keeping data intact
Intelligent auto-save functionality - Auto-saves project in desired intervals, but only when transport is stopped, so it doesn't interrupt a playing session. Easily recover projects in the event of a crash.
VCA folders let you organize your channels conveniently with folders and subfolders that are easy to color-code
VST hosting on the Mac, allowing for full compatibility with Windows
Channel grouping allows assigning channels to a group and linking channel parameters to the entire group
"Raise Instance" is now a Vienna Ensemble Pro plug-in parameter to enable automation/hardware controller assignment for quick instance access
"Auto Raise Instance" option raises the connected Vienna Ensemble Pro instance automatically when you show the Vienna Ensemble Pro plug-in
New code base for about 70% less CPU usage for all internal Vienna Ensemble Pro calculations
Rewritten user interface code resulting in 80% less CPU usage for graphics
Improved multi-threading performance for increased plug-in hosting capacity
Redesigned, resizable plug-in window and Audio/Event Input plug-in window
Faster connection/disconnection times when switching between projects
Unified channel model - No more need to create different channels for Vienna Instruments or 3rd party plug-ins. Every channel now has the capability to be a bus, audio input, plug-in channel, Vienna Instruments, Vienna Instruments Pro or Vienna Imperial channel. Drag & drop plug-ins to any channel.
In combination with Vienna MIR Pro: Impulse response files loading up to 5 times faster, improved graphical performance (especially under OS X).
Mixer Interface Customization allows turning on or off sections in the mixer to suit your needs
Transmission of all keys to host - Shortcuts not in use by Vienna Ensemble Pro will be transferred to a connected DAW
Miniature view - Channel strips can now be further collapsed
Faster plug-in scanning
Many more usability improvements throughout the application
Cross-platform MIDI and audio LAN solution for Macs and PCs.
No audio interfaces, no MIDI interfaces on your additional networked computers - All you need is Ethernet with a Gigabit connection.
Full surround support up to 7.1 with integrated plug-ins for surround-to-surround balancing and mono/stereo-to-surround.
3rd party AU/VST (Mac) and VSTi (PC) hosting - Instantiate Vienna Instruments along with other 3rd party VSTi and AU plug-ins (works with nearly all available VSTi/AU plug-ins and supports multiple outputs).
Dual architecture servers - Run 64-bit and 32-bit Vienna Ensemble Pro Servers side-by-side on the same computer and integrate 32-bit 3rd party instruments into your 64-bit DAW and vice versa.
VST3/AAX Native/MAS connector plug-ins - Supports up to 48 MIDI ports and 768 audio ports per instance.
Event input plug-in - Route MIDI data from your DAW into Vienna Ensemble Pro to circumvent the single MIDI port limitation under AU and VST2 formats (e.g., Logic, Digital Performer).
Audio input plug-in - Route audio signals from your DAW into Vienna Ensemble Pro, e.g., to turn it into a virtual FX rack on your networked computer.
Preserve Instance - Disconnect Vienna Ensemble Pro from your sequencer while keeping all of your instruments and samples loaded, and re-connect to a new cue or project without loading again.
Optimize All - Clean up your RAM by purging all unused samples of all instantiated Vienna Instruments with one mouse click!
Slave mode host tempo synchronization
Plug-in latency compensation ensures full sync of all plug-ins inside each Vienna Ensemble Pro instance.
Fully mappable touch parameter automation - Control all of your plug-ins on networked computers right from your master.
Mixer Automation - Use AU/VST/AAX Native/MAS automation from your sequencer to control Vienna Ensemble Pro's mixer (volume, pan and sends).
Post-effect plug-in rack for processing after pre-fader sends.
Selective Project Merging - Assemble the channels of various existing projects into one new template.
Optional one-click integration of Vienna MIR Pro (sold separately).
EPIC ORCHESTRA included - a 9 GB orchestral bonus library.
AU/VST/VST3/AAX Native/MAS plug-in or stand-alone.
PC Windows 7/8/10 (latest Update, 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)
Working Gigabit connection between master and networked computer(s). Also works on a one-computer setup.
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 www.eLicenser.net)
Other configurations may work but are not actively supported.
PC Windows 7/8/10 (latest Update, 64-bit), Intel i5/i7/Xeon
Mac OS X 10.9 (or higher), i5/i7/Xeon
Fast separate hard drive (7200 rpm or faster)
AU/VST/VST3/AAX Native/MAS compatible host (also works stand-alone)
MAS version requires Digital Performer 8 or higher