Episode 408 – Vienna Symphonic Library’s Paul Kopf, Short Run Vinyl Pressing, And AKM Chip Factory Fire Update
My guest this week is Paul Kopf who’s the product manager for the go-to orchestral sample library for most film composers – the Vienna Symphonic Library. A composer, producer, musician and singer, Paul has been a staff member of VSL since the year 2000 when the company was founded, and is an expert for the world’s largest orchestral database with several million recorded samples.
As a Product Manager, he’s responsible for product design, beta-testing, presentation and documentation and is closely involved with customer support. Paul also does many of VSL’s numerous video tutorials, and travels around the world holding clinics and presenting the latest products at music events.
During the interview we spoke about the secret behind what makes VSL so popular, the process of recording the samples for the library, virtually placing the players on the stage, the piano robot, and much more.
I spoke with Paul from his office in Liechtenstein.
On the intro I’ll take a look at a new short run vinyl presser, and an update on the AKM audio chip fire.