The MIDI Orchestra - Designing Templates
Peter Schwartz • 29 videos • 143 minutes •
You need an orchestra to play orchestral music. Likewise, you need an orchestral template to play a MIDI orchestral score. This course, by Peter Schwartz, explains the technology and the craft behind designing pro orchestral templates.
“Just fabulous. I wish I'd taken the time to watch this as soon as it came out. I've been struggling with under-powered sequencers crashing with big templates for a long time, and never knew about VE...”
— Joe Plummer
“Great resource for how to setup a large orchestral template properly and thoroughly covers slaves, VEPro, how to organize the template, the recommended hardware and how to coordinate it all. Schwartz'...”
— Dominic Filion
Next, you learn all about the power of Vienna Ensemble Pro and how it’ll become the center of your MIDI orchestra universe. Finally, this course concludes with an important section explaining how to setup orchestral slave systems, which in the world of scoring, is the solution of choice to harness the power needed to achieve the ultimate MIDI orchestral solution.
Completing this course gives you the knowledge and confidence you need to setup the orchestral template that you’ve always dreamed of. And, once you’ve got your template up and running, you can then, finally, concentrate less on the technology and focus more on composing your music. So whether you're creating music for games, TV, film or live performance, you will know that your personal orchestra is standing by, ready to go, awaiting every wave of your virtual baton! Read More...
- 2Components, Sample Streaming & RAM (09:52)
- 3RAM vs CPU, Latency & More! (08:43)
- 4Hard Drives, Sample Loading Times (04:21)
- 5Ideal Hard Drive Allocation (06:16)
- 6RAM-Saving Approaches (05:09)
7Terminology & "Timbrals" (06:29)Preview
- 8Multi-Timbral MIDI (03:11)
- 9Multi-Output Plugins (06:31)
- 10Multi vs. Single-Timbral Plugins (07:21)
- 11Multi-Timbral Setups, Pt. 1 (04:31)
- 12Multi-Timbral Setups, Pt. 2 (06:11)
- 13Multi-Timbral Setups, Pt. 3 (03:20)
- 14Template Setups, Pt. 1 (05:50)
- 15Template Setups, Pt. 2 (05:25)
- 16Adding Libraries,Track Count & Nav (03:39)
- 17Folders & Stems (01:02)
- 18Deadwood, Dogs & the Kitchen Sink (04:09)
- 19VEPro: An Overview (04:05)
20VEPro Explained in 4 Minutes (or less) (04:14)Preview
- 21Metaframes & VI-frames (02:19)
- 22Working Coupled & Decoupled (07:39)
- 23Migrating to VEPro from a DAW-Based Template (03:25)
- 24Migration Shortcut #1 (02:32)
- 25Migration Shortcut #2 (02:40)
- 26Configuring Multi-Output Instances (06:34)
- 27Greater or Fewer Instances & Wrap-up (03:46)
- 28Orchestral Slaves: An Overview (04:15)
- 29Slave System Network Setup (05:57)
Just fabulous. I wish I'd taken the time to watch this as soon as it came out. I've been struggling with under-powered sequencers crashing with big templates for a long time, and never knew about VEPro. Makes me wonder what else I don't know! Please keep making these!! A question about VEPro and AU/VST compatibility. If I use a mac for the daw, and I use a windows PC as the slave, do I have to be concerned about the AU incompatibility? Thanks, Peter
Great resource for how to setup a large orchestral template properly and thoroughly covers slaves, VEPro, how to organize the template, the recommended hardware and how to coordinate it all. Schwartz's videos are instructive, light hearted and funny. Highly recommended!
Very helpful course for those wanting to optimize their orchestral plug-ins (or any other samples for that matter) in their DAW of choice. Glad to find some insightful tips that can help me out!
Really worthwhile - the series addressed several optimization issues that are pure gold, the only other way you would ever get to know them is by putting in the same amount of time as Peter has had working in this area. There is so much that can be done to squeeze every last drop of CPU and RAM from your system. He also provides a great introduction to Vienna Ensemble Pro and why it is useful. It is kind of funny, the course is called designing templates, which is only a small part of the syllabus - it is because the templates can become so massive, optimization is paramount. Thanks Peter!
Great Course, one of the most useful I have attended. Very well explained, with lot of clear examples and many tips really useful. Great job! Thanks.
This is an exquisite course. It succinctly guides you through all of the critical aspects to setting up complex yet optimised sample orchestral templates. It has genuinely saved me months of time otherwise having to read a large book on the subject; and has revolutionised my workflow. Simply exquisite.
The advanced MIDI course on orchestration template techniques is great! I am currently doing the same work using orchestration to sync with video in Logic. This class helped me understand and create more effective templates for better workflow. I recommend it to anyone doing the audio courses on MPV
I'm usually hyper-critical of tutorials, but Peter Schwartz got this right!! Comprehensive, but easy to follow, I wIsh I'd watched these before wasting time and money on VEP5 "experts." Amazing job.
Peter - I would like to know more about the Hybrid Solid State Drives which are cheaper than SSDs. Are they any good ? Please let us know. Thanks for this amazing tutorial.
Peter Schwartz is a master teacher. He ernes 5 stars because I believe he has a deep and broad perspective, combined with practical implementations ready to use practices and workflow. Combined with other courses such as orchestral moods I witnessed my growth as a composer and songwriter grow exceeding my expectations. My end product film scores and songs have higher artistic value depth and maturity than even before. A must take course. If I may suggest more exercises and small now do this now do that similar to the last networking segment to help us implement your vast knowledge. Itzhak Yaron
Very useful and thoughtful course, lots to think about when planning my template!
Great tutorial with some very good practical advice on how to set up templates for sketching a composition, through to full production templates. As someone who has had VE Pro for some time but has always been confused by metaframes, vframes, instances etc., and how to configure outputs, I found the clear simple explanation of how VE Pro works to be worth an entire year's subscription to Mac Pro video!! Thank you Peter.
Great Review and Overview for an Orchestral MIDI setup, great tips and excellent intro into the Networking capabilities of Vienna Pro
Brilliant. You guys must have read my mind. Just added VEPro to my Logic rig and am hooking up my slave machine. Clear, concise, yet comprehensive... Peter Schwartz, thank you thank you thank you.
A good tutorial for anyone, especially novice, working with Orchestral Templates on one or several computers, may it be Mac or Pc. Simple to understand and also explained with some fun :-). Looking forward to more tutorials from mr. Peter Schwartz.
Great course! Is there any plans to more midi orchestration 303 with making real orchestral mockup in detail ?
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