VIENNA ENSEMBLE PRO 6の使い方③ 様々な作業効率化テクニック(Sleepfreaks DTMスクール)

VIENNA ENSEMBLE PRO 6の使い方③ 様々な作業効率化テクニック(Sleepfreaks DTMスクール)

August 14, 2019 2 By Kailee Schamberger


Hi there. Welcome back to the Vienna Ensemble Pro 6 introduction. In the last movie, you got the way how to integrate
the Vienna Ensemble Pro with a DAW system,
through MIDI channel and individual output. This is the third and final class. I would like to cover the effective workflow tips such as
the Distributed Processing on the network to minimize CPU load, and the effective plug-in management technique. First of all, let’s check the way how to do the load balancing for the CPU usage with multiple computers
connected to the same network. In order to use this functionality, you require the Vienna’s license for all of the computers. When you purchase the product, you will have multiple Vienna’s license. You have to transfer your licenses to either
the Vienna key or eLicenser which is famousfor Cubase users, and then plug it to all of your computers. This is the main computer I was using in the last movie. Also I prepared a MacBook Pro that is running a Vienna Ensemble Pro Server. You have to connect all of your computers to the same local network. It is officially recommended to use gigabit LAN cables
for your computers and network switches. This main and sub computers are running on the same local network. The instruments running on the sub PC will be played by the main PC in this setup. It is very easy. As I mentioned last time, please add an instance on the sub PC. Let’s name it as Synth. I believe you are already familiar with what to do. Let’s choose the Native Instruments Massive for the plug-in. I duplicated them like this. Let me turn down the volume as it was loud last time. Once you prepared the instance on the sub PC, you can call it on the main PC. Let me try it. This is a previous drum track.
I have added an additional MIDI phrase here. And I have to insert an instrument on the instrument track. Under the VSL, let’s take the Vienna Ensemble Pro VST3 version. Like this. Click the CONNECT button. There are two computers listed.
The first one is the main PC. Since no instance has been inserted yet, it shows empty. The second one is the sub PC on the network. The created instance ‘Synth’ is available. Just click it, and do CONNECT. Now the three Massives on the sub PC can be played by the main PC. Let’s check the sound now. Like this.They indicate red signs, let me turn them down a little bit. Alright. It is a very smooth operation. Let’s stop it. No latency on the play. The three Massives are running on the sub PC side.
The main PC is just a player, so there is almost no CPU load on that. Actually this main PC I am using now is high-spec, but for example, you might use your high-spec PC
for instrument instances only,
and on your mobile laptop PC you could run DAW. If you regularly encounter the CPU load problem
and you have multiple high-spec PCs,
this feature must be very beneficial for you. Also, it is supporting the offline bounce for the realtime audio export. Especially in Cubase, the ‘Render In Place’ function,
which converts particular MIDI data to audio data,
is also available. When you complete MIDI programming, it can be converted to audio data very quickly. After this, you don’t need the sub PC anymore, … since it is just an audio data. Next, when you want to compose a music efficiently
using Vienna on DAW, I recommend you the Template function. By saving a regular sound setup of each instance, you can have a quick access to these sounds when you make a brand-new song. It is easy to make a Template. But before that, you can organize the tracks for better usage. For instance, this is a drum kit with individual output setup. Many channels are made, so it is confusing. In this case, you can use a Folder. Just do right click around here, and choose the ‘Insert Folder’. Now you have a Folder here. You can move the Folder position with drag and drop. Next, select something you want to place under the Folder. You can select multiple items at once by pressing
Shift key and click the first and the last items, like this. Or click an item with the Command key for Mac
or the Control key for Windows, you can select
or unselect a particular item. Let me move items from the BFD1 up to the OH. Once you select like this, all of them will be linked together. If you click and hold it, you will notice the amber line. If you move up your mouse, the amber line will be shorter like this. It means that these items will be placed under this Folder. If you click the triangle icon on the left, you can fold or unfold like this. You can rename it by double click.
And you can mute or solo it at once from here. And this is the total volume level control. It is very convenient. Another situation. For instance, this is the MODO BASS,
and the Massive synthesizer. If you rarely use the synth bass only sometimes,
you can turn the power off, so the Vienna will not load unnecessary instrument when launched. It is efficient for launch speed or CPU load. Once you organize the setting for MIDI channel and individual output, you can save it as a Template. It is easy. If you want to save all of the setting, go to File menu, and choose the ‘Save Server Project As…’. You could prepare a Folder for your Template files. Put a name. It could be simply like ‘Template1’,
or you could prepare folders with its genre name
such as ‘POPS’. And save it. When you load it back,
choose the ‘Open Server Project…’, then it will locate
the file path where you saved previously. This is the actual project file. Open it. Then all the setting will be restored. You can use it whenever you need, right? In case when you want to save a particular instance only, select the target instance, and go to the Instance menu, and choose the ‘Save Project As…’, and you could make a template folder, or a folder with different name. Since this is a bass, I named ‘Bass’. Please see the folder now.
You notice the different file extension. The upper one is for an Instance Template.
The lower one is for all the setting. To load it, choose the ‘Open Project…’ from here.
Or you can load it by drag and drop as well. Since the instance name must be unique, it was loaded with the name ‘Bass (2)’. MIDI channel data is taken over properly. This is very convenient as well. And lastly, not an instance, you might want to save a particular instrument. Right click on the instrument, and choose the ‘Save Channel Set…’. Name it ‘ModoBass’. When you need it for your different server project, right click here, and choose the ‘Insert Channel Set’, then you will see the saved items in it. Choose it, then it can be restored. It would be all of the setting, each instance, or each instrument. Also you can select multiple channels and save them at once. For this case, I have selected three channels. The three channels will be restored when I open this. Also, the very efficient feature is the Preserve function in Vienna. You can preserve the Vienna Ensemble Pro Server even after you quit DAW software. The advantage of this feature is that you can utilize the instance like a rack. So you don’t need to load the sound every time you switch a song, or if you want to change DAW software, you would get very quick switching. It is easy to use the Preserve feature. Look at this lock icon. If it shows unlocked, the instances will be closed when you close DAW. But if you lock them, even though you close your DAW software, these will be remained. Let me show you.
The project name is ‘Vienna Ensemble Pro 6-2’. Let me close this. As you can see, the Server is still running. If you open a new project in Cubase, since the instances are already up and running, just follow the usual process.
Launch the Vienna Ensemble Pro. Let me duplicate it and make the 4 tracks. And connect it. Now you can play the instrument. As I mentioned previously, if you save the song project,
the Vienna server will be saved together. Please take a note. These racks are shared. For instance, you change the volume level for the bass, or change the bass sound, and save the song project as ‘Test’ and close it. The instances will be remained with the Preserve function. Okay, then let me open the previous song project
‘Vienna Ensemble Pro 6-2’ again. The instances are still there as expected. Look at the bass again.
The sound setting is still remained. In order to make it consistent, if it detects different configuration, this arrow icon will be illuminated. If you click it, you will see the two options. The upper one is to revert to the setting for the song ‘Vienna Ensemble Pro 6-2’. The lower one is to ignore the song project data and keep the current status used for the song ‘Test’. In most cases, you might want to revert to the stored setting in the song project, choose the upper one. Then the previous setting will be restored. So if you change the setting in the instance, please keep it in mind. It would be better to treat this as a standalone
instrument, and adjust the detailed setting or effects
in DAW project through the individual output. It is very attractive functionality.
Please play it around by yourself. Alright, I showed you the introduction of the Vienna Ensemble Pro 6 over the three classes. There are a lot of new functions, but I feel this kind of usage might become standard. I would be glad if you could try it out. Okay, I would like to conclude this series. Thank you for watching.