1. M

    What orchestral templates cover and how to arrange it?

    Hi everyone, i'm quite new in here, probably my first post. I was searching for the most suitable orchestral template for my workflow (Cubase 10 Artist + MBP 2015 16gigs ram and i7) but probably heavy load of samples or something else, quite staggering to work. I mostly use Spitfire Symphony...
  2. Bluemount Score

    BBCSO - free, complete template for FL Studio

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/9kvemb2t2z024by/bluemount_score_bbcso_template_30102019_v1.flp?dl=0 version v1 for FL Studio 20.5.1 As I got quite a few requests to share my FL Studio template for BBCSO, I decided to create this thread to describe how it works and to make it accesible for everybody...
  3. B

    How to work with EW templates?

    Good day everyone, after lurking for months, I decided there is no better place to ask my question. I very recently got into VSTs and decided to go with EW's Composer Cloud for now. It's affordable and, IMHO, a great way to 'get into things'. I first made the rookie mistake of loading a single...
  4. MoeWalsaad

    VEpro - Lots of instances vs Lots of Midi Channels

    Hello, I'm halfway through building my first grand template on Vienna Ensemble Pro7 and Cubase10, but some concerns are arising. I wonder what would be the ups and downs of having too many VEP instances vs too many Plugin Channels vs too many Midi channels coming from less Kontakt Instances...
  5. Illico

    [Cubase] Save Tracks Presets with Kontakt/Play Instruments

    Hi All, I use Cubase and created an Orchestral template with all sections (Woodwinds/Brass/Perc/Strings/Choirs/etc). I used multiple Racks with Kontakt and Play instances for the VST instruments. Then I would like to backup sections by using Cubase Track Presets. But it seems that rack and...
  6. G

    VEPro7 and the Logic Template with more instances

    I'm using VEPro 7 and Logic 10.4.4. I have created a VEPro template 4 Instances (WINDS, PERC, STRINGS, BRASS), and I want to use the Logic AU3 BETA Template. But the project only has 24 port with 3 instances. I know I could move merge my instances and then it would be fine. But I want there to...
  7. P

    What's the deal with templates?

    I see a lot of talk about templates when it comes to sample mockup work. I've never really understood all the hoopla. I mean, put an instrument on a track, repeat process, add folders, blah blah, save when you've got all your standard instruments lined up and color-coded in a way that works best...
  8. angeruroth

    Testing template for fast production (Tundra + A1 + BDT)

    I'm looking for ways to be able to deliver 1 minute of good-sounding tracks in 30 minutes or so, so any comment on the sound/mix/etc. would be much appreciated. Thanks! Here a quickly improvised track to test my new template for fast production (Tundra, A1 and DBT): Thanks for listening!
  9. H


    Hi, Ladies and Gentlemen. I need help. It' been more than one-month building computer installing programmes and software... Now, I'm creating a template But I couldn't finish it. I have more than 100 Articulations in my sample library. Can someone please tell me what is the most used...
  10. Transients

    Epic Orchestral/Cinematic Drums & Percussion Elements

    Can we try put together a list of all percussive elements/instruments needed for this kind of music? I am trying to set up a percussion template, which can get me started layering elements instantly without having to go thru the kontakt libraries each time. For the most part ive just banged away...
  11. beyd770

    Iconica Opus - Sascha Knorr mockup and walkthrough

    Composer Sascha Knorr provides an in-depth insight into producing a demo track for Iconica Opus. Sascha describes the process of composition and MIDI programming with Iconica’s instruments, articulations and different microphone positions to show the quality and realism that can be achieved...
  12. SwedishPug

    Orchestral Instrument Wetness

    What do you think the most and least 'wet' (reverb) instruments are? Bonus points if you list them in order from most to least! I've been working on a new template and this would help a lot. Thanks!
  13. D

    Cubase & VE Pro Template: Freeze and Unload?

    I've googled this and searched the forum, but I didn't come up with anything pertaining to my situation. If I messed up and this is a frequent question - I'm genuinely sorry. I recall some people saying they freeze tracks in Cubase (with a VE Pro template) for faster loading, but I can't really...
  14. marcodistefano

    FLOW Ready to use integration Cubase-Vienna-Lemur-Spitfire Audio(and more)

    Hi guys, Last year I started to build my orchestral template because I had so much sample libraries but I felt I had lost the control. After one year of work and development I have finally released FLOW. It offers a ready to use integration between Cubase Vienna Ensemble Pro 6 Lemur Almost all...
  15. beyd770

    Most efficient way to organizing multi's within Capsule?

    Problem solved. Please delete post.
  16. SoundTravels

    What percussion sounds are missing from your template?

    Hey VI'rs! I'm gonna do a couple days in professional studio recording a bunch of drums, cymbals, hand percussion etc. for my personal library. Wanted to know if there's any instruments/sounds/techniques you all were missing from your templates that you're dying to have. Was thinking I'd put...
  17. W

    Proper balancing of sul Pont/sul Tasto string articulations?

    I’m currently working on balancing my template, and I’ve realized that I don’t have any concept of how loud the sul ponticello and sul tasto articulations should be, relative to the standard longs/staccatos/pizzicatos/con sordinos. So I’d like to ask either string players or composers more...
  18. Skyroads

    Articulation switch in lemur (cubase) - need help

    Hey guys I've roughly set up my full orchestral template in Cubase with Vepro 6 and Lemur. It is all working not too bad, while I still have to get the levels and balances right. Unfortunately there is one thing that doesn't seem to work right. In Lemur I set all articulations up which...
  19. Transients

    Orchestral Template and Automation

    Anyone using Studio One? I am trying to build an orchestral template with kontakt libraries. How do you deal with recording automation and midi cc like dynamics and expression in Studio One? Are these set up and included in the template you use? And since there are 3 automation options to choose...
  20. victorkws

    John Adams - The Chairman Dances Mockup

    The very first John Adams' composition I have been introduced was "The Chairman Dances". I felt in love instantly, it was so rich in texture and I also like the fact that the music has a very strong allusion to the swooning romanticism of Hollywood. This is a very fun piece to sequence as there...
  21. W

    Articulation maps vs. template balancing

    In my new template (almost done!) I am heavily leveraging Logic Pro X 10.4’s new articulation maps feature, along with ARTzID v2, in order to have a (slightly) more concise template where parts aren’t spread across as many tracks, and also to make a far larger set of instruments and...
  22. hozierschurch

    Workflow and Track Stack / Stem Organisation

    I currently have 17 Summing Stacks (Stems) for different instruments / groups i.e. Strings, Brass, Keys, Epic Percussion e.t.c. Is it advisable (or even necessary) to be more specific i.e. Strings Short High, String Short Low, Strings Long High, Strings Long Low to avoid EQ / Reverb issues...
  23. I

    Looking for a web template for a music library ( not DAW)

    Hello fellow composers! I have a question regarding making a library rather than composing for one: Does anybody by any chance know of a good template for a music library? I have of course already searched the internet and there is plenty of templates but so far I have found only one ( a...
  24. Silence-is-Golden


  25. Bernard Duc

    Template test: LOTR Lightning of the Beacons / VSTi mockup.

    I'm sorry if this is in the wrong forum, feel free to movie it. After moving back from the US where I was studying, I spent the past few weeks setting up my workstation and creating a new template in Reaper. I decided to do this mockup of "The Lightning of the Beacons" form the LOTR soundtrack...
  26. M

    Track Limit in Logic Pro X (multi timbral vs single instance of Kontakt)

    Hey guys! I recently bought a new iMac with a lot of RAM so I decided to make a new template, adding loads of things I hadn't been able to add before due to a slow computer with too little RAM. I always used a multi timbral setup (16 kontakt instances). It was always a bit of a pain because of...
  27. Dirk Ehlert

    Template Consulting

    Hey guys n gals, since I've arrived in LA I had several composer friends ask me for help in setting up their composing rigs for using VEPro and / or general Cubase / system tips and tricks / training. So I thought, if there is a need for such things, why not just officially offer it. So here we...
  28. Jason Graves

    Audio Ark: Jason Graves Music - Writing for Strings

    Greetings! My name is Jason. I am a drummer and I love animals. I also have spent the the last twenty odd years making music. I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out a way to share and give back, just a little bit, to the community I love being a part of so much. I lecture/teach...
  29. Aleela

    Show me your Template!

    Show me your Template Thread! Post some photos of your Template
  30. Fermile

    Slower than expected load to RAM

    Hi, I'm working with Cubase 9, Windows 10, Have 64GB of RAM, Samsung 960 m.2 SSD (3200 MB/s read) and don't work yet with VEPRO. I have a big Cubase template that takes around 53GB of RAM - lots of it is kontakt libraries. When I open the task manager I see only 500 MB/s of loading to memory and...
  31. Akarin

    Cubase - Is there a way to hide all tracks not containing events?

    I have a somewhat large template and at times, I'd also like to only show tracks that contain events. Is this possible in Cubase? I've seen it done with stuff like Metagrid but I'd rather assign a keyboard shortcut to toggle this on or off. Thanks!
  32. EgM

    I don't care for orchestral templates... Your view?

    I think due to reading a lot from fellow composers and here on vi-control a few years back I got drawn into the whole idea of having templates either on Vienna Ensemble Pro or disabled tracks on Cubase Pro 9.5 which is my main DAW. I have tried both, a mega template on VEP using so many tracks...
  33. Aleela

    Best Cubase Orchestral Template video tutorial

    Could you recommend me the best Cubase Orchestral Template video tutorial?
  34. Kyle Preston

    Loving These Performance Samples Freebies

    After watching Mike Verta's Template Balancing class, I was convinced to finally set up my own proper orchestral template. I've been reluctant to do so for a number of reasons but time is short and I'm not getting younger. After playing around with the Active-Bow Tech Demo and River Harp from...
  35. C

    Cubase wont receive key modifiers (ctrl/shift etc) just after playback. Anyone else ave this issue?

    Hey all, I have this issue since updating to cubase 9.5, whereby, after stopping playback, or just after fast forward/rewind, Cubase won't listen to or receive keyboard modifiers. Goes back to normal after about half a second. For instance, if I record something and want to hit ctrl+z straight...
  36. hozierschurch

    Logic Track On/Off

    I am creating a large-ish template but only have 24GB RAM. Is having most tracks switched off by default a workable solution? In reality, does the On/Off button mean the track and plugins do not affect CPU at all or is it just a glorified mute button? I’ve read conflicting opinions on this...
  37. amadeus1

    Orb Composer - Setting up a template in Cubase

    Here's a video for setting up a template and loading instruments into Cubase to be played by Orb Composer.
  38. tav.one

    Idea of "Random" Template

    I love the synths/plugins that have randomize feature, that makes me work with sounds that I won't/can't create and I always compose something unique with them. I was wondering if there is a way to load random patches from different Kontakt libraries and other non-kontakt libraries and synths...
  39. G

    How to disable a VEP instance from your master

    I think this has been mentioned before on the forum, but I can't seem to find it. Is there a way to disable a channel in VEPro from my master if the VEPro template is on my Slave? For example a specific CC message I can send from my track in Cubase to disable the channel on the VEPro slave?
  40. Garry

    Ditching Templates and Loving QuickLoad

    With the help of some kindly forum contributors, I recently was able to get my VERY modest template (only around just 100 tracks) running, which was crashing my system, even though I have a recent machine with reasonable specs (2017 27 inch iMAC, 32Gb RAM, around 4GHz processor), although I...
  41. Garry

    Help needed on template causing overload

    Would greatly appreciate help with this: My machine is an iMac (Retina 5k, 27", 2017); 4.2GHz, i7, 32Gb. Despite being a a fairly new and high spec machine, I'm struggling to run a template of <100 tracks. I set up my template in Logic as follows: 4 track stacks (strings, woods, brass...
  42. marcodistefano

    My Orchestral Template: Cubase, Lemur, VePro and Spitfire Audio

    Hello everyone, I spent the last couple of weeks creating my first orchestral template having in mind the following drivers: I want all the instruments ready for recording I have only 32 Gb of Ram I want to be able to scale complexity and focus on specific tracks I want to access easily VST...
  43. Jerry Growl

    New here!

    Hi, My name is Jerry Growl. I started composing in the early Cubasis days more than 20 years ago. Later I studied at the Conservatory of Gent (Belgium) and got a master degree 'Music Production' in 2006. After that I ve been mixing for television (post-production) in Brussels. Piano has always...
  44. fido94

    Orchestral Template

    I am looking for help to create an orchestral template using Cubase. What I will provide: - List of my VIs, plug-ins, PC spec. (please note: VI list is very reasonable) At the end of the project, I am looking to receive: 1) Cubase project file 2) The file has all the midi tracks setup and...
  45. dtonthept

    "Big" Pro Tools templates?

    Is anyone here running a large template in Pro Tools for composing and mixing? That is to say, in addition to instruments and midi, do you have a fair amount of processing, plugins, bussing, etc going on? I'm guessing VEP is essential to making this happen. I'm just wondering if, through your...
  46. JT3_Jon

    Templates: Sample purge make disable tracks & VE pro unnecessary?

    I’m building my first real template, and in an effort to make it Ram / CPU efficient on both my main DAW and PC Slave, I had the idea of using VE pro but instead of focusing on only a few full kontakt instances, I’m loading multiple small kontakt instances with only a few patches in each, and...
  47. B

    Superman March Mockup

    Just spent a few hours this afternoon having a go at this! I didn't have a recording at hand so its done from memory and I doubt it is all correct but was a bit of fun! Just testing a new template, any feedback for the balance? I haven't really spent a lot of time setting up the reverbs or...
  48. M

    Big template in logic witout VEP?

    Hi! Anyone knows if there is a way to make big orchestral template in logic without using vep? I have seen that cubase and studio one has enable / disable function to reduce memory/Ram. The idea is to have a large template without having to load all samples at once. Freezing not working for...
  49. G

    Cubase and VEP6 - Which is better Instrument or Rack Tracks?

    I'm finally making the move over to Cubase from Logic, due to Cubase's better handling with multitimbral instruments. I'm going to be using VEP6 to build up my template and I was wondering is it better to use Rack or Instrument Tracks. And what's the benefit over the one over the other. I'm...