Learn The PLAY Engine
David Earl • 25 videos • 120 minutes •
EastWest’s world class sample libraries all share the PLAY engine technology. Watch this course to understand how you can get the most bang out of your EastWest sample libraries.
“Another great tutorial by David Earl. Now that EW offers ComposerCloud, although I've bought individual libraries over the years, I'm excited to have access to all of the gold-level instruments, prima...”
— Craig Koller
“This is super informative and really helped with some of the big questions I had, like how on earth am I going to learn what articulations to use and how to use them in a DAW and how to set up a templ...”
This course begins with a section on how the PLAY engine works. You learn all about the various settings, preferences, menus, speed options, the GUIs, the mixer, the player and how all the EastWest content is addressed. The next sections dive into the details of setting up templates for all kinds of different pro workflows. You learn about multi-timbral, standalone, 3rd party router options, Soundflower and more. From there, this course expands into more advanced workflow-based scenarios exploring various pro setups in Logic Pro X, Pro Tools and Ableton Live.
The last section in this PLAY course is dedicated to your understanding of articulations. It explores everything including keyswitching, crossfading, DXF, Elements, Performances and the use of common FX. By completing this course you will have the knowledge and ability to get the most out of your collection of EastWest sample libraries! Read More...
- 2Where East West Content Lives (04:07)
- 3A Flyover of Play's UI (04:37)
- 4How to Set & Browse Favorites (05:10)
- 5Exploring the Player View (04:20)
- 6Getting into the Mixer (07:06)
7Setting up Play for Multi-timbral Use (05:17)Preview
- 8All-in-one or One-for-each? (02:38)
- 9Creating a Simple Template with Play (05:38)
- 10A Template in Action (02:09)
- 11Using Play with a DAW in Standalone Mode (04:48)
- 12Using a 3rd-Party Audio Router (07:40)
- 13Getting 64 Channels of Audio Using Soundflower (05:27)
- 14Using Play on a Server with Logic (04:30)
- 15Routing Audio with Play & a 3rd-Party Shell (06:25)
- 16Using Play & Pro Tools (04:32)
- 17Setting up Multiple Channels in Pro Tools (01:44)
- 18Using Play on a Server with Pro Tools (04:12)
- 19Using Multiple Play Instruments in Pro Tools (05:15)
- 20Using Play & Ableton Live (03:44)
- 21Getting Play to Work on a Server with Live (03:44)
22Using Keyswitches (04:32)Preview
- 23Using Dynamic Crossfade & Live Instruments (04:52)
- 24Using Elements & Performances (04:29)
- 25Examining Common Effects in the Player (07:33)
Another great tutorial by David Earl. Now that EW offers ComposerCloud, although I've bought individual libraries over the years, I'm excited to have access to all of the gold-level instruments, primarily in Logic. This was exactly what I needed to backfill some of my knowledge and plug the holes I've had in my Play kung fu for years (I admit it, I've dead-reckoned my way through the UI with a little forum troubleshooting). Looking forward to the subsequent courses. Besides knowing his s**t, Dave's laid-back approach makes slogging through this stuff pretty painless. Finally going to dust off my VE Pro dongles and set up a solid template once and for all.
This is super informative and really helped with some of the big questions I had, like how on earth am I going to learn what articulations to use and how to use them in a DAW and how to set up a template. If you are a Cubase user I'm afraid you are out of luck. There is no mention of it and as Logic, Pro Tools and Ableton Live are all covered, it seems a bit slack to leave it out considering it's well up there along with the other most popular DAW's. Let's face it, Hans Zimmer uses it! Having said that, as long as you know your way about music software in general you will be able to pick up what you need to do with things like Vienna Ensemble Pro or Soundflower. It has definitely helped and as I have read in other places, with East West you really do need to read the manual…. It will pay dividends!
Such a useful Tutorial course. I have just signed up for Composers Cloud Complete because I needed some Instruments I don't yet own and this tutorial got me straight up to speed for working with EW Play. I am now watching the 103 Tutorial on Specific Libraries by Eastwest. Great stuff. Showing it with Cubase would have been helpful.
I liked the fact that Play was givin a tutorial but I think there should have been less examples of logic and play together cause not everyone has a Mac or even logic
Good clear examples on how to use Play inside and externally to a DAW in multi-input and output modes and with VE Pro and Soundflower. Well done!
Finally a fantastic course on the PLAY Engine. This a topic I always wish MacPro Video offered and now they delivered with a superb instructor, David Earl. I really liked how David showed the integration of the PLAY plugin into various DAWs. He went step by step through the interface with clear and concise explanations and excellent examples with a variety of instruments loaded to hear and get familiar with different libraries. I was also impressed with the integration of Sound Flower to reduce CPU load in Logic to allow Stand-Alone application to feed into the DAW. That was a nice addition to learn more about how to set up Soundflower Bed with the 64 multi out feature. I am thrilled that Dave is continuing this series to show workflows and templates with different genres of music. That is something that will help me be more efficient in my music creation. I will be constantly checking for new courses teaching more about PLAY integration. 5 stars all the way!
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