Vienna Releases MIR Whole-Space Mixing and Reverb Product

Film Music Magazine • August 17, 2009

The Vienna Symphonic Library team has announced the release of Vienna MIR, a whole-space mixing and reverberation solution based on Multi-Impulse Response convolution. The download product is a stand-alone application for Vista/Windows 7 64-bit systems that runs with Vienna Instruments exclusively in its first incarnation.

Users who order Vienna MIR through August 31, 2009, will receive a free MIR RoomPack as soon as it becomes available. The package will include multi-impulse responses of three ORF sound stages and will be offered as a download product for EUR 295 later in the Fall.

In traditional production, the mixing console is a barrier between the music creator and the music environment. A skilled engineer can combine tracks and add reverb to create sonic results that are somewhere between real and surreal.

Rather than mixing from the outside in, a Vienna MIR project starts with each individual instrument or ensemble, taking into account how sound emanates from its body, in what direction, and in relation to its position in the hall. The MIR Control Icon is a way to move and rotate instruments freely on the concert stage, and to change their volume and stereo width within a fluid three-dimensional environment. Vienna MIR combines directional and reflectional information from every instrument, assembling all of the acoustic interactions into an accurate recreation of musicians playing their instruments in place and in space.

Vienna MIR includes a total of over 11,000 impulse responses from four halls and from the foyer of the famous Vienna Konzerthaus, rendering space as the unifying presence that merges every single instrument into one authentic sound experience.

For more information including system requirements and more, visit http://www.vsl.co.at

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