Using VSL strings - basic setups
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Using VSL strings - basic setups

How to create basic string orchestra setups using Vienna Symphonic Library
4.3 (9 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
26 students enrolled
Created by Goran Tchubrilo
Last updated 4/2017
English
Price: $35
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Includes:
  • 42 mins on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will learn how to independently create good sounding basic string orchestra/string ensemble setups using Vienna Symphonic Library string instruments.
  • You will get finished, ready-to-go string orchestra/string ensemble templates you can immediately use for your own productions.
  • With one single purchase you will get an evolving course to which new projects will be added ca. 2 times a year.
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Requirements
  • VSL Special Edition Vol.1 (Strings package is sufficient), a DAW of your choice (Cubase, Logic, etc.).
  • Vienna Suite is recommended but optional.
  • IMPORTANT: Users of large libraries like Orchestral or Solo Strings can use all Special Edition projects and setups as well (simply use patches analog to those in the SE).
Description

This short project based course is designed to provide users of Vienna Symphonic Library string instrument collections with both immediately usable string orchestra/string ensemble templates for their own VSL production work as well as with learning material for studying both the performance shaping and audio processing techniques applied in these projects. It is designed as an "evolving" course - it starts with the first basic project for a basic string orchestra setup, after which new projects exploring different ways for creating Vienna Symphonic LIbrary strings setups with different libraries (VSL Special Edition, Orchestral Strings, Chamber Strings & Solo Strings) will be consecutively added.

The course is designed for all levels, as both beginning and advanced users of Vienna Symphonic Library string instrument collections can profit both from its finished project templates and its explanations of both basic and advanced performance shaping and audio processing techniques.

A lighter complement to the Vienna Training Center, this course gives Vienna Symphonic Library string instrument users with limited time and budget at their disposal an opportunity for guided self-study in a compact project based format.


Who is the target audience?
  • All users of Vienna Symphonic Library string instruments.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
1 Lecture 04:17

General introduction to the course - what it is about, the project based structure 

Preview 04:17
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Project I: Johann Sebastian Bach's Air on G String
11 Lectures 34:46
Project download files
00:15

Software required to realize the project

Software requirements
02:33

Establishing playing articulations to be able to select appropriate library patches.

Preview 05:59

Selecting and loading the appropriate patches.

Selecting patches
03:03

What slot crossfading is and why it is important for string orchestra music.

Using slot crossfading
02:32

Intensity dynamics, colour and velocity crossfading.

Using velocity crossfading
03:50

The use and purpose of volume automation.

Using volume automation
03:37

Attack and release parameters in legato optimization.

Optimizing legato
02:55

Using the audio processing plugins of the Vienna Suite to equalize and panoramize the individual sections of the orchestra.

EQing and panning dry instruments
03:34

Setting up an acoustic space for a string orchestra using Vienna Suite's Convolution Reverb.

Reverb settings
02:21

Balancing the frequency spectrum of the mix using Vienna Suite's Master Equalizer. Adding some additional audio processing effects for the final polishing of the mix.

Mix EQing and finishing touches
04:07
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Project II: Franz Schubert's Quartettsatz in c minor
3 Lectures 03:30
Project download files
00:11

The purpose of this project
00:31

About the Instructor
Goran Tchubrilo
4.3 Average rating
9 Reviews
26 Students
1 Course
composer, music teacher, VI based music production artist

Goran Tchubrilo, the author and lecturer of the Vienna Training Center, is a classically trained composer (University of Music and Performing Arts Graz/Austria). He started his training in sample based music production in 2005, with Vienna Symphonic Library as his main (but not only) area of interest.

Apart from his work as composer and (digital) orchestrator/arranger, he also teaches instrumentation and orchestration at the Audiocation Academy.