VSL Big Bang Orchestra: Ursa - 2nd Violins

Vienna Symphonic Library - Big Bang Orchestra Quasar
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Solo Percussion

  • Drums, cymbals, gongs, percussion
  • Exceptional acoustics of the large Synchron Stage Vienna
  • Multiple microphone positions
  • Wide variety of presets, from close to ambient, from natural to processed
BBO: Quasar


This percussion module offers a collection of unpitched instruments in the categories of Drums, Cymbals & Gongs, and Percussion, derived from the Synchron Series libraries Synchron Percussion I and Synchron Percussion II.
All instruments were recorded “in situ” on their perfect spot in the large hall of Synchron Stage Vienna with an expansive, phase-controlled multi-microphone set-up, including close and mid mics, Decca tree (left - center - right), as well as surround and high surround outriggers.
Big Bang Orchestra: Quasar includes these instruments:
Bass drum with low tuning, played with soft and hard mallets
Snare drum, played with sticks, rods and brushes
6 Concert toms (8" – 16"), played with sticks
10 Taikos (8" – 53"), played with several cudgels and tam beaters
Suspended cymbal, played with sticks, soft mallets and brushes
2 Tam-tams, played with soft beaters
5 Woodblocks, played with soft beaters
3 Slapsticks
Thundersheet (large)

Articulations include a variety of single hits, rimshots, upbeats, rolls and many others, depending on the instruments and beaters. You’ll find a complete list here.

Getting the right sound out-of-the-box is a breeze, given the host of presets that not only match the sound of all the other libraries in the Big Bang Orchestra series, but also stand on their own in all kinds of arrangements and styles. By expertly combining the available microphone signals with the internal effects of the Synchron Player you get Presets such as Close, Classical, Wide, Distant, Ambient, Comp+Reverb, Boom+Comp, Far Away Echoes, and many more.

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Microphone Setup

Main (Decca tree stereo)
Main (Decca tree center)
Main surround stereo
High stereo
High surround stereo
Mid microphones
Close microphones

BBO: Quasar - Recording Setup
BBO Quasar
  • Snare drum – sticks, rods, brushes: single hits regular and rim, upbeats, rolls
  • Bass drum – soft and hard mallet, low tuning: single hits normal and rim, upbeats, rolls
  • Tambourine Lefima: single hits center and side, upbeats, rolls
  • Concert toms 8,10,12,14,15,16" – sticks: single hits open, muted off-center, rim, rimshot, stick on stick, rolls
  • Taikos, all sizes – cudgel and tam beater: single hits center, side, rim
  • Piatti Meindl 22Z: single hits regular, mute, sizzle
  • Cymbal Zildjian 18Z – sticks, soft mallet, brush: single hits edge and top
  • Tam-tam 100 and 120 – soft beater: single hits regular and mute, rolls
  • Triangle steel 21Z – heavy beater: single hits closed and open, upbeats, rolls
  • Woodblocks, all sizes – soft beater: single hits normal and rim, upbeats, rolls
  • Thundersheet, large
  • Windmachine
  • Slapstick

Big Bang Orchestra: Quasar - System Requirements


  • Windows 8.1/10 (latest update, 64-bit), Intel Core i3 or AMD Athlon 64 X2
  • OSX 10.10.5, Intel Core i3
  • 7200 rpm hard drive for the sample content
  • 8 GB RAM
  • VIENNA KEY or other USB-eLicenser (e.g. a Cubase- or Nuendo-Key Soft-eLicensers and iLoks are NOT supported)
  • Free storage space: 42.1 GB


  • Windows 10 (latest update, 64-bit), Intel Core i5/i7/i9/Xeon
  • macOS 10.12.6 (or higher), Intel Core i5/i7/i9/Xeon
  • 16 GB RAM
  • AU/VST/AAX Native compatible host
  • 88 key master keyboard
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