X
EWQL Symphonic Orchestra Tutorial

EWQL Symphonic Orchestra Explained®

  4.6   (2)  - log in to review
16 Videos | Length: 2hr 9min 12sec
Own it Forever
$35 Download
Site All-Access Pass
$15 /month Get Your Pass

Chapter 1 : PLAY Engine Basics

  • image description 12:25

    PLAY Setup

    Eli gives an introduction to the PLAY Sample Engine and the basic settings needed for use either in stand alone mode or when hosted within a DAW.

  • image description 7:26

    PLAY Overview

    In this quick start video you will learn about the relationship between instruments, libraries, articulations, key switches, and samples; and explore the three main views available in PLAY as instruments are loaded in.

  • image description 9:07

    Main Menu

    Learn how to use the Advanced Instrument Properties to control how the instruments respond to incoming MIDI, and how to manage ram usage by purging unused samples.

  • image description 7:30

    The Browser View

    Learn how to use the Browser view to manage loaded instruments in the Instrument List, navigate your installed libraries in the System List, create your own virtual folders for instruments you plan on using repeatedly in the Favorites List, and how to specify a libraries directory on your hard drive.

  • image description 4:23

    Mixer View

    See how this view is used to control the loudness, panning, MIDI channel input, and Audio output channel for each loaded instrument, as well as how to load, mix, and route the audio output from the multiple mic positions available in the Symphonic Orchestra Platinum and Platinum Plus libraries.

Chapter 2 : Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra

  • image description 5:41

    Player View Master Controls

    See how the master controls are used to affect articulation levels positioning, and routing; and manage CPU and memory usage with the Active and Load buttons.

  • image description 7:19

    Working with Multiple Mics

    Hear how the multiple mic channels provide different sonic perspectives of the instruments on their natural sound stage, and explore one strategy for controlling and blending these multiple mic channels within your DAW.

  • image description 6:43

    Portamento Script

    Learn how to use and control the portamento script to create a subtle sliding effect between consecutive notes in a phrase.

  • image description 3:49

    Legato Script

    Hear how the legato script is used to create a more flowing connected and expressive sound for notes in a continuous phrase.

  • image description 5:05

    Repetition Script & Round Robin Reset

    Hear how the repetition script changes the quality of the notes when a single pitch is played multiple times in succession by randomizing the sample used, the start time, and the tuning. And see how the round robin reset button is used to reset all round robin articulations to the beginning of their cycle in order to ensure consistent playback.

  • image description 9:19

    Player View Instrument Controls

    Explore the Stereo Doubling, convolution reverb, voice limit, bit depth, and AHDSR parameters and how they influence the playback of the instruments.

  • image description 12:15

    String Articulations

    Listen to some of the various string articulations available and how they effect the attacks, releases, and transitions between notes in a phrase.

  • image description 8:58

    Brass & Woodwinds

    Hear some of the long and short articulations available and explore some of the scripts that change articulations based on PLAY's internal timer. The distance between two notes is measured in order to determine if the second note will trigger an alternate articulation.

  • image description 9:13

    Percussion

    Discover some of the great orchestral percussion sounds available in QLSO, see how they are mapped across the keyboard, and hear a small piece built up using these instruments exclusively.

  • image description 9:18

    Using Key Switches

    Explore some aspects pertaining to the use and placement of key switch notes in an arrangement that warrant consideration, and how to restrict them from appearing in a part's notation.

  • image description 10:41

    Automation & Workflow

    Learn how and when to use MIDI volume and MIDI expression, how to use MIDI learn to control PLAY parameters with external hardware, and how to export each of each instrument's three multiple mics as separate audio files.

Product Overview


Orchestral and studio guru Eli Krantzberg returns, bringing you the definitive collection of video tutorials for the amazing EastWest Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra virtual instrument. Eli also gives you in-depth videos for the included PLAY Sample Engine that hosts the library, providing complete coverage on this industry-standard sound library / instrument!

Eli begins with several videos covering the PLAY Sample Engine so you know how to set it up for both Stand-Alone Mode and within a DAW. He then explains the relationship between Instruments, Libraries, Articulations, Key Switches and Samples, as well as explores the three Main Views available in PLAY. Moving on, Eli gives you advanced info and tips & tricks for the Main Menu, Browser View and Mixer View, so you have complete control over all of its features and functions.

Next, Eli gets into the Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Library, starting with its Master Controls. He then shows you How to Work with Multiple Mic Channels for different sonic perspectives. Portamento and Legato Scripts are then revealed and you'll see how to use them to create ultra-expressive Phrases. Eli now breaks down the Player View Instrument Controls and String Articulations for even more control and realism.

Brass & Woodwinds and Percussion are then revealed, and Eli explores some of their Scripts and Mappings for alternate Articulations and Layouts. Eli wraps up your orchestral journey with How to Use Key Switches and Automation, as well as Workflow advice./p>

If you're ready to go big and get the most from the industry-standard orchestral library, this series is a must see.. Watch "EastWest Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Explained" today!


Why Users Choose Us

There are many things our users love about Groove3, but a couple always stand out at the top when asked why people choose us as their learning resource.

Quality Content

We meticulously craft professional quality tutorials that are thoughtful, informative and done with attention to detail. We stand behind our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and are trusted by 1000s of users every day.

Save Time & Money

Our library brings over 1700 hours of quality instruction to you fingertips and we release new content every week. Don't waste your valuable time scouring the web for information you may never find or is cumbersome to use and potentially can't be trusted.


Musarrange
Submitted 4 months ago

Excellent explanations

Really specific and clear, however, would be good to update so the latest version of Play is being used in demonstrations. I am currently using Play Version 6.1.0, 25 March 2019.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Cubase, Logic Pro, Pro Tools


Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Jack LaClaire
Submitted 6 months ago

Very Infomative

This is a very methodical and well done program. After having watched each video a couple of times it has really helped me understand EWQL Symphonic orchestra. My only quibble is that, (as with other of his series) he tends in places to go to quick. In this series especially I don't understand clearly how to set up keyswitches or the constant reference to cc tis or cc that. What is CC?? Other than that it's a great series and I learned a lot!!!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Studio One


Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Musarrange
Submitted 4 months ago

Excellent explanations

Really specific and clear, however, would be good to update so the latest version of Play is being used in demonstrations. I am currently using Play Version 6.1.0, 25 March 2019.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Cubase, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Jack LaClaire
Submitted 6 months ago

Very Infomative

This is a very methodical and well done program. After having watched each video a couple of times it has really helped me understand EWQL Symphonic orchestra. My only quibble is that, (as with other of his series) he tends in places to go to quick. In this series especially I don't understand clearly how to set up keyswitches or the constant reference to cc tis or cc that. What is CC?? Other than that it's a great series and I learned a lot!!!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Studio One

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

Products by Eli

  • image description
    tutorial video

    AAS Chromaphone Explained

    Eli Krantzberg returns, this time showing you the incredible AAS Chromaphone creative percussive synthesizer. This synth is capable of creating incredibly expressive drum, percussion, string, and synth-like instruments, so hold the phone and check it out!

  • image description
    tutorial video

    AAS Strum GS-2 Explained

    In this FREE series commissioned by Applied Acoustic Systems, Eli Krantzberg covers the expansive performance library of electric and acoustic guitar strumming inside and out, and shows you how to make Strum GS-2 your new favorite session guitarist!

  • image description
    tutorial video

    AirEQ Explained

    Eli Krantzberg returns with an in-depth series on the amazing AirEQ by Eiosis, which was designed with a vision of achieving musical, technical and sonic excellence in equalization. This just might become your to go-to EQ!

  • image description
    tutorial video

    Alchemy 2 Explained

    Logic Pro X 10.2 integrated Alchemy 2, one of the most powerful virtual instruments ever made. In this three-hour video training tutorial series, Eli Krantzberg teaches you how to become a Alchemy wizard and unleash all of its power on your music!

  • image description
    tutorial video

    Ample Sound Super Jumbo Explained

    Eli Krantzberg presents a detailed series of Super Jumbo tutorials! Learn Super Jumbo, Ample Sounds’s incredibly realistic virtual acoustic guitar instrument inside and out, as well as how to use it creatively.

You might be also interested in

The All-Access Pass gives you just that, instant online access to every single video tutorial currently on the site and any ones that get added during your membership.

In this Hal Leonard video tutorial series, master teacher and performer John Timmins guides you through the basics needed to start to play the trombone.

This Hal Leonard video series is a fantastic introduction to the alto saxophone. Simply follow along with the songs in the downloadable PDF booklet as you watch the teacher in the video tutorials!

Write for a horn section! In this book, you will learn how to add saxophones and brass to a rhythm section ensemble.

Studio guru Marcus Huyskens gives you an in-depth look at how to take a string arrangement composed in notation software and bring it to life inside your DAW using virtual instruments and more. Shot with Presonus Studio One and Notion, the ideas can also be applied to any DAW and score software!

Do you need horn parts for your Pop songs and productions? Well Eli Krantzberg shows you just what you need to know to create killer horn section parts for both real horns or MIDI programmed horns!

In this video tutorial series, studio master William Sprawls focuses on ways to craft real sounding string parts and arrangements using the various virtual string instruments available today!

William Sprawls shows you how to create realistic sounding horn performances and parts from today’s software instruments. See how by adding small tweaks to the different MIDI continuous controller options, you can produce convincing sounding horn solos and section arrangements that will impress!

In this video tutorial series, drum wiz Luke Oswald reveals the epic percussion instrument that is Stormdrum 3. Discover how it can be used creatively for your next production and make it more alive and intense!

EastWest SSL/FX provides professional recording engineers and beginners alike the chance to create the perfect sound through a variety of essential tools, including Convolution Reverb, High Quality EQ, and Traditional and Sidechain Compression that can’t be topped!

EWQL Symphonic Orchestra Explained® is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 2 .
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Excellent explanations Really specific and clear, however, would be good to update so the latest version of Play is being used in demonstrations. I am currently using Play Version 6.1.0, 25 March 2019.
Date published: 2019-04-20
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very Infomative This is a very methodical and well done program. After having watched each video a couple of times it has really helped me understand EWQL Symphonic orchestra. My only quibble is that, (as with other of his series) he tends in places to go to quick. In this series especially I don't understand clearly how to set up keyswitches or the constant reference to cc tis or cc that. What is CC?? Other than that it's a great series and I learned a lot!!!
Date published: 2019-02-25
We use cookies to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. By continuing to use this site you agree to the use of cookies. View Privacy Policy