Vienna Smart Orchestra Tutorial

Vienna Smart Orchestra Explained®

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Velocity Cross Fades

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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ronny22
Submitted 2 weeks ago

GREAT!!!

a super detailed explanation by Eli,thats covering every aspect of the synchron player and the smart orchestra,Eli shows you hidden features wich are hard to find on your own,a must have video course for people who have the vienna smart orchestra

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Sound Designer, FL Studio


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Andy3252
Submitted 2 weeks ago

Clear, Concise and Helpful

I found this course expanded my knowledge of VSO beyond that which I gained using the documentation. I would recommend this course to anyone, beginner to expert, as it highlights some aspects that are deep inside VSO.

I am a: Hobbyist, Producer, Ableton Live, Bitwig Studio, FL Studio, Cakewalk Sonar, Cubase, Mixcraft, Reason, Studio One, Samplitude


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Przemek
Submitted 3 weeks ago

MORE VSL!

GREAT! more of Vienna = more pro...

I am a: Semi-Pro


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ronny22
Submitted 2 weeks ago

GREAT!!!

a super detailed explanation by Eli,thats covering every aspect of the synchron player and the smart orchestra,Eli shows you hidden features wich are hard to find on your own,a must have video course for people who have the vienna smart orchestra

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Sound Designer, FL Studio

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Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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Andy3252
Submitted 2 weeks ago

Clear, Concise and Helpful

I found this course expanded my knowledge of VSO beyond that which I gained using the documentation. I would recommend this course to anyone, beginner to expert, as it highlights some aspects that are deep inside VSO.

I am a: Hobbyist, Producer, Ableton Live, Bitwig Studio, FL Studio, Cakewalk Sonar, Cubase, Mixcraft, Reason, Studio One, Samplitude

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Przemek
Submitted 3 weeks ago

MORE VSL!

GREAT! more of Vienna = more pro...

I am a: Semi-Pro

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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 Smart Orchestra Explained® is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from GREAT!!! a super detailed explanation by Eli,thats covering every aspect of the synchron player and the smart orchestra,Eli shows you hidden features wich are hard to find on your own,a must have video course for people who have the vienna smart orchestra
Date published: 2019-03-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear, Concise and Helpful I found this course expanded my knowledge of VSO beyond that which I gained using the documentation. I would recommend this course to anyone, beginner to expert, as it highlights some aspects that are deep inside VSO.
Date published: 2019-03-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from MORE VSL! GREAT! more of Vienna = more pro...
Date published: 2019-03-01
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