Virtual Instruments William Wieland
Please right click on Vienna Symphonic Library to open it in another window.

Click the PRODUCTS tab (upper left).

Below AUDIO, click "Rite of Spring" Part 1 complete.

You are listening to virtual instruments! These sounds were created by people sitting at computers. To me they sound like real instruments performed by real people!

Experiments in Musical Intelligence (EMI)
Next, watch the following YouTube video: Tech Closeup: Music Professor

These computer projects raise interesting philosophical questions. Computers can replace instruments, performers and composers. On the other hand, maybe we have nothing to fear. Despite streaming audio, we still have live performances, AM radio and vinyl records. Please be prepared to discuss these topics next week.