Vienna Ensemble Pro Tutorial

Vienna Ensemble Pro 6 Explained®

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    Download & Setup (4:48)


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    VEP Standalone File Management (4:21)


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    VEP Server File Management (5:45)


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    Navigating the VEP Mixer Pt. 1 (6:37)


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    Navigating the VEP Mixer Pt. 2 (6:30)


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    Preserved Instances (5:53)


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    Decoupling & Saving Strategies (7:20)


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    Working with Channel Sets (3:36)


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    Merging Projects (2:38)


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    Output Routing (4:11)


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    Streamlined Routing in Logic Pro X (4:09)


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    Working with a Slave Computer (4:09)


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    Sends & Busses (6:14)


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    The Audio Input Plug-In (3:20)


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    Working with Multi Timbral Instruments (5:13)


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    Kontakt & VEP (4:42)


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    Groups, Grouping, & Subgroups (5:46)


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    The Event Input Plug-In (5:02)


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    Automation & VEP Pt. 1 (4:17)


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    Automation & VEP Pt. 2 (5:57)


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    Preferences & Settings (6:51)


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    Studio One 3 & VEP 6 QuickStart (3:57)


Are you a serious composer looking for more power from your virtual instruments and effects? Look no further than Vienna Ensemble Pro 6 by Vienna Symphonic Library. Join studio pro Eli Krantzberg as he reveals all the solutions to your production system needs!

Eli covers all the important features and functions in the newest version 6 of VEP, including download and setup, standalone and server file management, Navigating the GUI, routing, slaving another computer, automation and much much more!

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you use Vienna Ensemble Pro 6, this series is a must see!


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RicardoHenrique
Submitted 1 month ago

Excellent! Super Recommended !

Excellent, very well explained, easy to understand no doubts left! Super recommended!!

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

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Noah99
Submitted 2 months ago

Pretty great -- just some issues if you're in a DAW besides Logic.

This one moves fast and is very pro, which I really appreciate and enjoy. Unfortunately there are some things that will leave you scratching your head if you're in another DAW that isn't Logic, which is what he's using here. One example is MIDI routing to multi-timbral instruments in VE Pro from Logic...I just can't figure out how to do it. He shows it in Logic, but Cubase is very different in how it handles multi-timbral MIDI, so I had to ask in a forum to find the answer.

Response from Customer Service:

Thank you for the review!
This tutorial's focus is on VE Pro 6 and so the lessons can apply to any DAW.
Anyone who has trouble with the workings of their DAW, please check to see if we offer training for that software in our category listings. Just click Videos, Category, DAW and then choose the DAW of your choice like Cubase.
I hope that helps!
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dbudimir
Submitted 4 months ago

Well Done!!!!

Just what I was looking for and was very easy to understand!!!!!

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Logic Pro

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LiquidMacAttack
Submitted 6 months ago

Great Job as usual

As usual great job. Not much else that i can say. Just great job.

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CiB001
Submitted 7 months ago

Helpful

The training video is great and well structured helping to explain and get more out of VEP6 based workflows.

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Logic Pro x
Submitted 1 year ago

Really great!

Fantastic explanations, very clear and useful, straight to the practical point. But could explain more about mixing in Vienna or Logic, or should final tracks be bounced to audio. Great value, useful and systematic, thanks for great video lessons! :)

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Ben Pit
Submitted 1 year ago

VEP 6 explained

Really appreciated this course, had a hard time understanding how to set this up correctly with my DAW... kudos to Eli!

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emendy audio post production students
Submitted 1 year ago

Very Helpful

These are the best videos of Vienna Ensemble Pro that I've come across. Thank you Groove 3

I am a: Student, Producer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Cubase, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

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Audios
Submitted 1 year ago

Humbling--a great explanation of way too complicated software

Thorough explanation (I think--it's hard to tell with software that's so complicated!) and as easy to understand as it can be. The software can be distributed across multiple computers so it becomes very complex when you start exploiting its possibilities. Eli does his usual great job of explaining just about every option with non-trivial examples, including some quirky DAW-specific settings (e.g. channel numbers needing to be offset by 1). I can't imagine anyone figuring out everything that's covered without experimenting for a gazillion hours so the series is a no-brainer if you have or plan to use the software.

I am a: Hobbyist

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nyproductions
Submitted 1 year ago

Very clear overview

Vienna Ensemble Pro can be confusing at first. This overview covers all the essential functions and provides a good perspective for the workflow possibilities. After going through this course, you should figure out what your typical routing is going to be, and make templates for both your master sequencer and your slave VEP instances. You'll want to avoid having to set up the routing every time. VEP can save the slave's configuration to your master sequencer, but you will want to save the template of the local VEP slave as well, just in case something goes wrong.

I am a: Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound for Film/TV

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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.

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Vienna Ensemble Pro 6 Explained® is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent! Super Recommended ! Excellent, very well explained, easy to understand no doubts left! Super recommended!!
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Pretty great -- just some issues if you're in a DAW besides Logic. This one moves fast and is very pro, which I really appreciate and enjoy. Unfortunately there are some things that will leave you scratching your head if you're in another DAW that isn't Logic, which is what he's using here. One example is MIDI routing to multi-timbral instruments in VE Pro from Logic...I just can't figure out how to do it. He shows it in Logic, but Cubase is very different in how it handles multi-timbral MIDI, so I had to ask in a forum to find the answer.
Date published: 2018-04-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Well Done!!!! Just what I was looking for and was very easy to understand!!!!!
Date published: 2018-01-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Job as usual As usual great job. Not much else that i can say. Just great job.
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Helpful The training video is great and well structured helping to explain and get more out of VEP6 based workflows.
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really great! Fantastic explanations, very clear and useful, straight to the practical point. But could explain more about mixing in Vienna or Logic, or should final tracks be bounced to audio. Great value, useful and systematic, thanks for great video lessons! :)
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from VEP 6 explained Really appreciated this course, had a hard time understanding how to set this up correctly with my DAW... kudos to Eli!
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful These are the best videos of Vienna Ensemble Pro that I've come across. Thank you Groove 3
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Humbling--a great explanation of way too complicated software Thorough explanation (I think--it's hard to tell with software that's so complicated!) and as easy to understand as it can be. The software can be distributed across multiple computers so it becomes very complex when you start exploiting its possibilities. Eli does his usual great job of explaining just about every option with non-trivial examples, including some quirky DAW-specific settings (e.g. channel numbers needing to be offset by 1). I can't imagine anyone figuring out everything that's covered without experimenting for a gazillion hours so the series is a no-brainer if you have or plan to use the software.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very clear overview Vienna Ensemble Pro can be confusing at first. This overview covers all the essential functions and provides a good perspective for the workflow possibilities. After going through this course, you should figure out what your typical routing is going to be, and make templates for both your master sequencer and your slave VEP instances. You'll want to avoid having to set up the routing every time. VEP can save the slave's configuration to your master sequencer, but you will want to save the template of the local VEP slave as well, just in case something goes wrong.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Eli is the best. I am following Eli's tutorials and each and everyone is very clear, very simple and very helpful.
Date published: 2016-09-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Overview! This tutorial covers most bases when it comes to VEP6. All topics are presented clearly and presentation provides enough background for student to create an excellent template for production. Only thing I would add is techniques for mixing down a project, i.e. - getting all channels to audio in preparation for mixing. Great tutorial overall.
Date published: 2016-09-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Vienna Ensemble Pro 6 Explained I have purchased a number of Vienna Solo Instruments and String Ensemble libraries a number of years ago, but never really got into it. Eli Krantzberg's extensive usage of the latest iteration together with the latest DAWs, masterfully explained in explicit detail will make me to start over with Vienna and put it to use immediately - particularly as I also use Omnisphere. I am now excited to put some time into the new possibilities with the intention of making a lot of use of this sophisticated software.
Date published: 2016-09-18
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