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Designing Cinematic Orchestral Templates

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    Gary welcomes you and discusses why you need a template for Cinematic Orchestration Compositions and how it can help your workflow. Software and Hardware requirements are gone over, plus get a look at what will be covered in this series.

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    The Options

    Look at using VEPro and how it can help your template designs on a single machine or if you want to run a multi-computer network setup.

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    Setting up VEPro & Loading Instruments

    Explore how to setup instruments in VEPro and how you connect to these VEPro instances in your DAW.

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    Cubase & Few Instances

    This video takes a look at the best way to run VEPro with Cubase. Cubase prefers few instances with many instruments loaded in each instrument. Also see how to create MIDI tracks in Cubase that route to the instrument within VEPro.

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    Logic with Many Instances

    In this video we take a look at how the VEPro setup differs with Logic. In Logic it prefers to connect to many instrument with single instruments loaded within them.

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    Building Up the Strings in Cubase

    Learn how to setup your String Section in Cubase, with the different articulations spread out across MIDI tracks.

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    Building Up the Strings in Logic

    See how to setup the same stringed instruments in VEPro with Logic, and how to switch between these different articulations with an articulation switching tool.

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    Building Up the Brass

    Here we cover how to setup the Trumpet, Trombones and French Horns for the Brass section.

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    Building Up the Woodwinds

    This video takes a look at how to add Woodwind elements to your template, like Clarinet and Flute Runs and so on.

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    Building Up the Percussion

    Discover how to build up your percussion section which can include your typical orchestral percussion, plus more hybrid percussion elements into your mix.

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    Adding Choirs to the Mix

    See how to load Choir tracks to your template, and how these types of sounds can add to the epic-ness feel of your track.

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    Adding Hybrid Elements

    Now explore adding hybrid elements to your template, such as Synths, Pads, Soundscapes, Whooshes and Impact sounds, as well as an emotive Piano.

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    Balancing Your Volumes & Panning

    Discover some good techniques on how to balance all your instruments together so you can get a cohesive sound across the different tracks.

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    Adding Reverbs

    Learn how you can use two different Hall Reverbs to help gel the different instruments together.

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    Template Optimization Techniques

    See the different ways that you can get better performance from your templates, such as purging samples, disabling tracks, and decoupled instances in VEPro.

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    Gary sums up all you have learned about Designing Cinematic Orchestral templates in this series.

Product Overview

In this Groove3 video series, DAW guru Gary Hiebner reveals the steps to take to build a powerful Orchestral Template that you can use time and time again, as a great starting point when creating cinematic orchestral type productions.

Gary begins by welcoming you, and then discusses why you need a template for cinematic orchestral composing and how it can benefit your workflow. Software and hardware requirements are then gone over, plus a look at what will be covered in the series.

Starting at the beginning, Gary shows some VEPro specific options and setup tips, followed by some Cubase and Logic setup help, plus the different ways they each prefer to work with VEPro.

You’ll then see how to set up and build your Strings, Brass, Woodwind and Percussion sections so they’re ready for action at a moment’s notice, followed by ways to add Choir tracks to the mix, as well as Hybrid elements such Synths, Pads, Soundscapes, Whooshes, Impact sounds, and an emotive Piano.

Gary wraps up the video series with tutorials on balancing your volumes and panning in the template, adding Reverbs, template optimization techniques and more.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for detailed info. If you’re into producing and writing orchestral or cinematic compositions, see how a template can boost your creativeness and productivity… Watch “Designing Cinematic Orchestral Templates” today.

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Designing Cinematic Orchestral Templates is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 18 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Groove3 as always - excellent Great introduction to templates and VEPro.
Date published: 2021-07-04
Rated 2.5 out of 5 by from Little disappointed that it's not more universally centered. I agree with eduardovictory. I was expecting more concepts using Kontakt. I was a little frustrated, and it sounds like a promotion for a specific Daw. However, there is good information, you just have to parse your way through for concepts that may apply to Kontakt.
Date published: 2021-01-03
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Lots of Helpful Info Here But Is Situation Specific... This course is filled with some pretty great information. The instructor is easy to understand and has great information. However, this particular course relies on designing a template using Vienna Ensemble Pro, unfortunate for those of us who work with Kontakt instruments. Your milage may vary and there are lots of good things to pick up but I could only take so much away from this course not using VEP.
Date published: 2020-10-28
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Clear, practical and thourough This course helped me to build up my first orchestral template. I found it very clear. The course shows how to do this mainly by using Cubase and Logic as reference DAWs.
Date published: 2020-03-21
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Good intro to building a template, lacking in comprehensive industry practices As a user of Ableton Live and Native Instruments Komplete, this made me feel alienated. Despite this, by the end of the training I was able to walk away with usable advice that I employed and was grateful for. However, I felt the trainer spent too much time on specific tools and not enough time on general concepts, like how to EQ, compress, and mix the elements of a cinematic composition. I liked this training and I think it had value, but it wasn’t nearly as satisfying as simply purchasing a professional cinematic template for my Ableton DAW and learning from the structure and principles of a mixing engineer.
Date published: 2020-02-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Brilliant. All explained with much detail and at a calm pace. Clear, to the point, thorough. Thanks!
Date published: 2019-06-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great content on Orchestral template for Logic Pro and Cubase user Great video's courses about orchestral templates on how to use the DAW with the VST instruments.
Date published: 2019-06-15
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from very helpful it is important to be organixed or else you will have a mess later
Date published: 2019-04-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Well thought out; excellent tips I learned a lot about VEPro, making it even more useful to me than previously. Being a Logic Pro user, this is an invaluable tutorial for setting up an orchestral template using VEPro; also, sensible strategies for balancing instruments and using reverbs. Well done!
Date published: 2019-03-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Some great pointers here Very happy with this. Exactly what I was looking to get out of the course in getting an orchestral template together. While my DAW is FL Studio it was easy to follow the well explained steps.
Date published: 2019-02-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Perfect ! Simple, easy to follow and comprehensive
Date published: 2018-12-18
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Geared to Logic and Cubase There are some good suggestions and takeaways, but lots of information is specific to Logic or Cubase, so those of us with other DAWs aren't going to get quite as much out of the series. Still there is value in it, especially if bought as a bundle.
Date published: 2018-10-21
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Stunning Instruction I was overwhelmed by the quality of the instruction provided in the video. Great technical advice in extremely fine detail. This tutorial pushed into a more effecient work flow that produces superior results A GREAT investment in time and money!
Date published: 2018-10-21
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Well explained I like this and Gary explains it all very well. I'm not a classical composer but this template inspires me to give it a go.
Date published: 2018-07-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful! Thank you for your guidance and useful advice.
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from A must have So Excited. An advanced Tutorial to demonstrate VEPro6. The teacher's detailed knowledge about CBase as well as Logic and that trick of using scrips is impressive. But no word mentioned about Pro Tools that in 2018.3 improved their midi abilities? I felt a lack of musicianship especially when talks about woodwinds...and no comments about the tricks to using score editors or perhaps integrate this with Sibelius would have been a nice addition. I wish some words about controllers and how they are used by the pro composers i this mock orchestra? A MUST HAVE CLASS thank you Groove 3 for expanding on this creative aspect of our amazing tools.
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great! Concise and easy to understand. A good intro to building a template on both Cubase and Logic
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Brilliant! This has really helped me to understand a starting point for the different articulations required in a template. A great intro to VE Pro too, which looks like a fantastic product. Thank you!
Date published: 2018-03-17
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