When first discovering Vienna Ensemble Pro some time back, I would never have imagined how important this software would become for me. Not only in my work as composer, as I rely daily on my templates hosted by VE Pro, but also with my VE Pro tutorial. Over the course of the last two years, I have had tremendous feedback to the tutorial, released several new versions and help a ton of people setting up their templates.
Vienna Ensemble Pro 5 brought a host of new features, so an update was due. Without further ado, I present to you the brand new and updated version 2.0 of Orchestral Templates with VE Pro 5! Offering updated screenshots, information about the new features and a completely revised text, I think you will like this new version.
2.0 also marks two special new „features“, so to speak:
- On www.orchestraltemplates.com, you will not only find the tutorial, but also additional information about this part of my work.
- You asked, I deliver: Now there is an ePub version of the tutorial available for you enjoyment. It works on basically any reading device and has chapter markings, a nice cover image and all the other goodies we have come to expect of eBooks.
Download Orchestral Templates with VE Pro 5 now on its brand-new website, www.orchestraltemplates.com!
My newest article at macProVideo.com will tell you how to notate free rhythm in Sibelius 7. So please go to the macProVideo.com Hub and read for yourself!
With my VE Pro Orchestral Template Tutorial, featured on the VSL website, I have had the chance to help lots of people use this software for their business. Helping people set VE Pro up and building their templates has become an important and fulfilling part of my work. With great pleasure I present version 1.3, an updated version of the tutorial.
The new version is live on the VSL website as well as on my Tutorials site.
Without all of you this tutorial would not be what it is today, so please keep the feedback coming! An extensive rewrite of the VE Pro setup process is already planned for the next version, so stay tuned!
The previously announced „Regular Captivating Bits“ section is now live!
There I post tips, tricks and lots of other things about composition, orchestration, arrangement and many more topics. I quote myself from the announcement: For me, helping each other is an important thing. I believe in learning by doing and I think that you should never stop learning new things. I regularly help people out with quick tips which - according to them - have made their life easier. So why not share all this with you! There are lots of little tips and tricks that can make you a better composer or artist.
I hope you like it. The page will be updated very frequently. You can also subscribe to the RSS feed to stay up-to-date.
Quite often when time is flying, it is necessary to create audio demos from your scores very quickly. You just don’t have the time to do a proper mockup in Logic or Cubase.
I have found combining exports of several notation applications to be a good compromise between speed and quality. See for yourself at macProVideo.com!
Soon I will start a new section on the tutorials page called „Regular Captivating Bits“, where you will find all sorts of quick tips, hints and lots of other stuff. Basically, this will be the place for everything I want to tell you which does not fit on this blog. This page will be updated quite often, with the tips coming from every aspect of music production you can imagine: composition, orchestration, arrangement, business, software tips, links to great resources and many, many more things!
Watch this space so you don’t miss it when the „Regular Captivating Bits“ go live!
Updated layout of most pages, revised texts everywhere aaaaand - finally - a tutorials page! Here you can find the Vienna Ensemble Pro tutorial, as well as all the tutorials for macProVideo.com and more.
If you are interested in composition, orchestration or arrangement lessons, there is a new section on this page for you, too. The same applies for help with setting up studio gear, I’ve developed quite a Mother Theresa-syndrome over the last year in this respect :)
Hope you like it and take care!
VSL product manager Paul Steinbauer was so kind to put it up there for anyones benefit. I’m at work on a new update to the tutorial, so there’s a lot to come.
I will continue to host the tutorial on my site, too and provide regular updates both here and on the VSL site.
And this is just the start! There is tons of new stuff in the pipeline, so stay stuned.
The new tutorial, which has just been published is about the day when you need to reinstall OSX and how this process can be made as painless as possible.
So have a look at it at macProVideo.com!
Right on Christmas Eve, here’s another tutorial at the macProVideo blog. This time, I’ll help you set up backups and find out where all those Logic files are located on your system.
Head over to the macProVideo blog and check it out.
Here’s 1.2 with a lot of new things. I revised the whole text, added new information pertaining to updated application versions and incorportated some new parts about track naming and many more things.
I hope you like it and find it useful. Please keep the feedback coming!
So here you go: Setting up an Orchestral Template in Logic Pro 9.
I added some new sections and revised a lot of the content. As usual, feedback is highly appreciated. Tell me what you are missing in the tutorial and I will do my best to incorporate it into the next version! If you use this tutorial, please give me feedback. I don’t do this for me - I do it for you, so you have to work with me (sounding like a cop right now). Reader feedback greatly greatly helped in shaping this new version and I am confident this will be the case for the next version, too.
So here you go: Setting up an Orchestral Template in Logic Pro 9. (Updated 11/20/2010)
It’s about some tips to improve your workflow in the application. I show how to quickly input notes, how to deal with voices and how to speed up inputting articulations, dynamics and so on.
Have a look at it over at the macProVideo.com blog and tell me what you think :)
I deal with the concept of screensets, how you create them and give some examples of screensets for different workflow situations based on my own screensets in Logic. This is part one of a two part series. If you give me nice feedback, I’ll do my best to incorporate it into the second part :)
So, head over to the macProVideo.com blog and read for yourself!
I discuss some ways in which you can use those tags to make finding your albums in iTunes easier and your library more efficient.
I also briefly touch up on the new iTunes 10, which was recently released.
So head to the macProVideo.com Blog and read on!
You will learn about how to use the grouping tag in iTunes. I will continue blogging there about iTunes as well as about other applications, so make sure you drop by and leave a nice comment :)
I am pretty happy to have the chance to blog there - if you haven’t already, also check out their great video tutorials about all things mac.
As you might have read, our orchestral template runs with Vienna Ensemble Pro. In this tutorial you will learn how to plan your template, what you need to put it into reality and how you do it in Logic Pro 9. If you are using another sequencer, this tutorial will be beneficial to you, too, as most things also apply to other applications.
Please give us feedback on this! The tutorial is intended to be extended according to your feedback, so keep it coming!
Now, without further ado: Setting up an Orchestral Template in Logic Pro 9.