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rtz
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Orchestral Template

Postby rtz » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:44 pm

Hey Guys just got mixcraft 8!
I was wondering if anyone has a orchestral template or some tips on how to make one within mixcraft 8.
Libraries Used: All of EastWest Composer Cloud

Drdish007
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Re: Orchestral Template

Postby Drdish007 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:47 pm

Hi,
I use EW Gold box set. Just load the current Play engine. It should show up as a virtual instrument. Once Play is open, select the type of instrument you want. You can setup multiple tracks with different instruments. Once you have the number of instruments you want, save as a template.
I have the orchestra instruments stored on a separate hard drive. I have a SSD for OS, a HHD for the EW, and a HHD for recorded files.
I have the EW Gold grand pianos and gold symphony box sets.
I have had no problems with the Play engine.
Hope this helps.
- Myran
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Re: Orchestral Template

Postby Drdish007 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:56 pm

Hi again.
Also read the Mixcraft manual about setting up templates. You can view it under Mixcraft support on line. A.hard copy is also available.
- Myran
Mixcraft8RS(418)64Bit, Win. 10 64Bit, Intel i5 @ 3.20GHz, ssd 250GB(os),1TB hdd(library audio),1TB hdd (recorded audio),Nvidia GeForce1050i video,16GB RAM,Focusrite 18I20 2nd gen usb,Motu 5 ch.midi interface, D5,U220,Keystation88,B4000+,Leslie,Rhodes73mk1

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Re: Orchestral Template

Postby chibear » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:05 am

Aside from what has already been stated......

Right now my orchestra template is mostly Kontakt instruments, but my percussion is still EWQL stuff. Here are my suggestions for the latter.

1. One track per instrument. Do not stuff your instances of play with a bunch of different instruments.
2. However you can set up multiple articulations per track & instrument using a multi-timbral setup (see my post in the 'tips' section) and lanes all on the same channel as it is most likely you will only be using one articulation at a time.
3. Spread your tracks across all 16 MIDI channels as it will minimize the possibility of one channel being overloaded and/or cross talk between instruments on the same channel.
4. Use submix tracks as 'folders' to organize your instrument families and for viewing purposes.
5. Do not put reverb on individual tracks. Rather use sends for early reflections for specific stage locations, sending the appropriate instruments to those locations, and a hall reverb on the master for late reflections/glue.

There's lots more you'll figure out once you've been doing it awhile, but that should give you a start.
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