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Vienna Smart Orchestra Tutorial

Vienna Smart Orchestra Explained®

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  • Download & Installation 2:13

    Download & Installation

    Follow along as the eLicenser Control Center, Vienna Download Manager, and Synchron Player software are downloaded and installed. Then see how the Vienna Smart Orchestra download file is used to launch the Download Manager to download the compressed archive, which is then used to extract the full library content.

  • Getting Started 9:20

    Getting Started

    Learn how the Synchron Player Dimension Tree works for managing sections and articulations, and get an overview of the general Smart Orchestra layout.

  • FX Presets 8:33

    FX Presets

    These single purpose presets normally consist of two or more layered instruments with Synchron Player effects added, and percussion presets are mapped for individual control over each instrument. See how to customize and save them as User presets.

  • Key Switch Sketch 4:23

    Key Switch Sketch

    See how a rough idea is sketched out with some basic key switching, and how the key switches and note transitions are edited after the fact to insure a smooth performance.

  • Velocity Cross Fades 6:01

    Velocity Cross Fades

    Watch how Velocity Crossfade is recorded on top of the existing sketch, to add dynamic movement to the existing parts.

  • Dynamic Control 7:57

    Dynamic Control

    See how Expression is drawn in, and volume control of the individual elements within the orchestra are mapped to knobs on a keyboard controller, for real-time input.

  • Additional Orchestration 9:50

    Additional Orchestration

    Watch as the original sketch is fleshed out with additional instances of Synchron Player, set to use different Smart Orchestra sections, solo instruments, and percussion.

  • Making the Smart Orchestra Less Smart 4:28

    Making the Smart Orchestra Less Smart

    Explore strategies for managing CPU and RAM resources by customizing the Smart Orchestra to only load and use individual sections.

  • Exploring the Sounds Pt. 1 7:14

    Exploring the Sounds Pt. 1

    Discover how the qualities and ranges of the Long + Perc and Pad+Solo types differ from each other, how the Dimension Control is used to move between normal and marcato note attacks. Also hear how the short pizzicato and staccato string articulations differ from each other in intensity, quality, and feeling.

  • Exploring the Sounds Pt. 2 9:33

    Exploring the Sounds Pt. 2

    Now hear how some of the softer sounds are used as a short arrangement is built up using key switches in combination with various real-time and static offsets to expression, velocity cross fade, attack, filter, and volume.

  • Getting the Most Out of Synchron Player 12:26

    Getting the Most Out of Synchron Player

    Explore under the hood of Synchron Player and learn about some of the advanced features that will help you get more expressive performances from the Smart Orchestra instruments.

  • Working with the Solo Instruments 4:42

    Working with the Solo Instruments

    Wrapping it all up, hear how the solo instruments are used melodically on top of an orchestral sketch created with two Vienna Smart Orchestra FX Presets.

Product Overview


Eli Krantzberg brings you a collection of in-depth video tutorials all about Vienna Symphonic Library's new Vienna Smart Orchestra! Learn everything from set up, using it creatively, and much more.

Starting your VSO journey, Eli shows you how to download and install the software, followed by how to manage sections and articulations, as well as an overview of the general Smart Orchestra interface layout.

Next, you'll learn all about FX Presets, Key Switch Sketch, using Velocity Cross Fades, Dynamic Control and more. Eli then gets creative showing you how to add more orchestration to your arrangements, make the smart orchestra less smart to save resources, and working with solo instruments to create a top melodic line to your piece.

Wrapping it all up, you'll explore the different sounds, their differences, and what they're designed to be used for, followed by a tutorial on getting the most out of the Synchron Player for more expressive performances from the Smart Orchestra instruments!

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you're new to Vienna Symphonic Library's new Vienna Smart Orchestra or just want to see if it's right for you, here's your chance… Watch “Vienna Smart Orchestra Explained®” today.


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