Synchron Stage Orchestra

Thanks to Vienna’s reputation as a great music center, many of the best instrumentalists and singers from around the world come here to study and work. Because of the many concerts and musical events that happen here daily, these talented and highly trained musicians have plenty of opportunities to keep in practice. We hand picked musicians from all of the renowned Viennese orchestras to create our very own Synchron Stage Orchestra.

The orchestra's prominent concertmaster Dimitrie J. Leivici is one of the most sought after Hollywood studio violinists, having participated in over 1,000 movie scores including projects such as Avatar, Titanic, Pirates of the Caribbean, Toy Story, Indiana Jones, and more. Leading the Synchron Stage Orchestra reconnects Dimitrie with his hometown of Vienna, where he studied at the Vienna Conservatory and the University of Vienna.

While this orchestra is a fantastic reason to record at the Synchron Stage, you can also choose from a number of other great ensembles, such as the Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, chamber music ensembles, brass ensembles, big bands, gypsy style groups and even Schrammelmusik.

Instruments

Synchron Stage Vienna offers several pianos and an entire arsenal of drums and percussion instruments. All instruments are stored in air-conditioned rooms where the climate is identical to the recording stages so they are ready for use in a session at all times.

Pianos

Bösendorfer Imperial with CEUS Performance Reproducing System
Steinway D-274
Yamaha Disklavier CFX EN PRO
Blüthner Grand Piano (1894, refurbished), located in the Composer's Lounge
Stingl Concert Grand (refurbished), located in the VIP Room

Drums & Percussion Instruments

Our huge selection of drums and percussion instruments is available for rent. All instruments are owned by and stored at Synchron Stage Vienna, so there’s no transportation cost and the instruments are maintained and always available in perfect condition.

Percussion Instruments
InstrumentBrandDescription
TimpaniAdams5 Philharmonic Light
Bass Drum (large)KolbergDicke Bertha 36" Common beech
Bass DrumLefimaBD 219 28"x23"
TaikosKolberg10 Taikos: 36", 26", 20", 18", 16", 15", 13", 12", 2 x 8"
Odaiko (Big Taiko)Simonsen53"
Snare Drum 1Aural14 x 5" Nut, wood hoops, double strainer, calfskin
Snare Drum 2YamahaGSR-1450 (14"x5")
Snare Drum 3Kolberg14" x 6.5" copper with "Piano-Forte" system
Snare Drum 4Kolberg"Piano-Forte" Rosewood 14"x6.5"
Piccolo DrumKolbergCopper 13"x3,5"
TarolePearl10" x 6" Piccolo Wooden Snare
Field Drum 1Kolberg16"x16" common birch, plastic drumhead
Field Drum 2AuralNur 14x13", wood hoops, double strainer, calfskin
Marching SnareYamahaMS-9314. REMO White Max skin, Falam snare side
Concert TomsYamaha8 Toms CT-9000 series (6"-16")
Roto TomsKolberg6 Toms 6"-16"
Boo-BamsKolbergC3-F4 chromatic
Surdo DrumsMeinl3 pcs. medium to large
CongasMeinlProfessional Quinto, Conga, Tumba
BongosMeinlFWB400NT
TimbalesLPLP257-KP
MridangamOriginal IndianClassical Indian drum to be played on two sides
Tamburine 1Kolberg2030 DW
Tamburine 2Lefima2091-A
Splash CymbalZildjian3 pcs Avedis (8"-12")
Piatti 1ZildjianSymphonic French 18"
Piatti 2ZildjianClassic Medium Heavy 16"
Piatti 3ZildjianConcert 20"
Piatti 4MeinlSymphonic Extra Heavy 22"
Susp. CymbalsZildjian16" and 18"
Antique CymbalsKolberg1 Oriental, 1 Asian Pair
TamtamsWuhan3 Original + 3 flat (80-120; 50-90 cm)
Burma-GongsKolbergC2-C6
China-GongsKolberg5 pcs (Peking opera gongs)
Tubular BellsBergeraultC25 (F4-F6)
Plate BellsKolbergC2-C7
Hand BellsKolberg25 pcs. F5-F7 chromatic
CencerrosKolbergF3-F6
Temple BellsKolberg3 Temple bells, 13 Rin gongs
CowbellsMeinl1301L, 1303L, 1305L
MarimbaAdamsAlpha MAHA50 (C2-C7)
XylophoneAdamsArtist Alpha 2XFA1HR40AHA (C4-C8)
VibraphoneMusserM55
GlockenspielYamaha2500 (C5-E8)
CelestaKolbergC3-F8
CrotalesBergeraultBE-CAP12 (C6-C8) with damper pedal
Wood blocksKolberg5 pcs
Temple blocksKolbergC5-C6 chromatic
Temple blocksOriginal Chinese5 pcs
TriangleKolberg13 pcs
Thunder sheetsKolberg2 pcs
Wind machineKolberg1 piece
RatchetsKolberg3 pcs
Car hornsKolberg13 pcs
CastanetsKolberg4 Pairs
SlapsticksKolberg3 pcs
GuirosKolberg3 pcs
Agogo bellsKolberg
VibraslapKolberg2 pcs
Bell treeKolberg
Jingle bellsKolberg
Jingle ringKolberg2 pcs
FlexatoneKolberg2 pcs
AnvilKolberg4 pcs
WaldteufelKolberg2 pcs.
Wind chimesLP; MeinlLP 626 Lu Bar Chimes; LP 513 Studio Series Bar Chimes; Meinl CH66HF Chimes
RainmakerKolberg100 cm (39.37")
Lion’s roarKolberg14" suspended
Bird whistlesKolberg6 pcs
Flutes, whistlesKolberg13 pcs
SirenKolberg2 pcs
Slit drumKolbergc1/e1
ShekerePearlPSK-60 FC
ShakerKolberg3 pairs of Maracas + 4 Shakers + 2 Cabasas
ClavesKolberg2 pairs
Mallets & SticksKolbergExtensive arsenal