[Updated May 2022]
The Vienna Symphonic Library (VSL) SYNCHRON-ized Special Editions library comprises of 7 volumes of instruments (and two additional ‘PLUS’ volumes) from an Essential Orchestra up to a large-scale orchestra, which can even include historic instruments such as Ophicleide, Serpent and Glass Harmonica. You can buy individual volumes or a bundle package of all the volumes.
VSL have created some Dorico playback templates for all the volumes so that you can quickly and easily start using them with Dorico, either by choosing them at any time from the Play > Playback Templates menu or even making it your default playback template from the Dorico Preferences menu. They have also created playback templates for some of their Synchron libraries (Strings Pro, Elite Strings, Brass, Harp, Woodwinds) including the Synchron Prime Edition.
Using a playback template means that each instrument in Dorico is automatically mapped to the corresponding instrument in your VSL library – the samples will be loaded and the correct expression map assigned so that all the available playback techniques are available.
You can download the playback templates installer by logging into your MyVSL account and visiting the Notation Related section and you can also download the demo projects from the Tutorials/Templates section.
How To Use
The online manual from VSL is available here: Dorico Quickstart VSL Playback Templates – Manual
For details on installation and how to use these templates there is a short tutorial video from Paul at VSL and watch our Discover Dorico live stream session where we go into the detail about how to use the Synchron-ized Special Edition library with Dorico.
There are also some video examples of the demo files that you can watch and listen to on the VSL YouTube channel:
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great! thanks a lot!!! now I can use Dorico with VSL much much better
Is it Possible to use VSL VEP 7 in Dorico ?? or even better; is it possible set up VEP7 in Cubase, then ” Separate ” it and
Import and use it in Dorico ??
You can use VEPro with Dorico if you want to, yes. I don’t think VSL have done a template that uses it yet (you’d have to ask them on email@example.com), but our Iconica template includes an option for using VEPro – https://blog.dorico.com/2020/12/iconica-sections-players-templates/
I loaded “Romantic Orchestra” template with VSL Synchron-Ized Special Edition 1-2 in Dorico 3.5 (latest update) with playback templates. Experienced random “no response” when going through the various instruments. Flute got stuck, restarted Dorico and reloaded VSL-instruments and horns got stuck, restart – trombones got stuck. Different instruments all the time. I had such high hope for this to work but I do not know what to do now..
Windows 10 Pro, i5-8400T 1,7 Ghz, 8 Gb RAM (7,8 Gb free with Windows loaded), 2 TB / M.2 PCIe NVMe intern SSD for samples.
Do I have to have purchased the VSL library before the Dorico expression maps show up on https://www.vsl.co.at/en/MyDownloads/Notation_related ?
I don’t own the library (yet) and I see only maps for Sibelius and Finale.