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Last post Wed, Aug 01 2012 by rverne10, 4 replies.
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Posted on Fri, Jul 27 2012 01:52
by jamsa
Joined on Sat, Dec 18 2010, Posts 43

I am a newbie, and I am really stupid. Could someone (please) just give me some basics.

I want to make a string quartet. I want to write the notes in by hand in a midi sequencer. My host is Cubase. What do I do?  What do i need to "set up" in Cubase and VSL? Do I use Vienna Instruments? Vienna Ensemble? How do I get to square one? Where do I go to find this stuff out? Please, I know nothing. I just paid a lot of money for this stuff and I am frustrated. Where is the manual for Vienna Ensemble? I get a 404 page missing error. How do I get started.

If someone could even juist send me one of your projects in Cubase 5, I could open it up and see how you did it.

ANYTHING.  Please someone tell me. I am at a loss.....  I hate to bother you, but where else can I go?

Posted on Fri, Jul 27 2012 07:02
by gerard kruse
Joined on Sat, Apr 25 2009, Leiden, The Netherlands, Posts 102

This is a response to your question with further questions.

Since you apparently have no experience with midi orchestration there is quite something to arrange for. It would help if you could inform us on:

- what vsl products do you own and have you already available on your PC/Apple ?

- do you have previous experience with writing arranging midi in Cubase with other easier to use synthetic instruments or synthesizers ?

Gerard

Posted on Fri, Jul 27 2012 08:17
by DG
Joined on Wed, May 12 2004, Posts 8608
jamsa wrote:

I am a newbie, and I am really stupid. Could someone (please) just give me some basics.

I want to make a string quartet. I want to write the notes in by hand in a midi sequencer. My host is Cubase. What do I do?  What do i need to "set up" in Cubase and VSL? Do I use Vienna Instruments? Vienna Ensemble? How do I get to square one? Where do I go to find this stuff out? Please, I know nothing. I just paid a lot of money for this stuff and I am frustrated. Where is the manual for Vienna Ensemble? I get a 404 page missing error. How do I get started.

If someone could even just send me one of your projects in Cubase 5, I could open it up and see how you did it.

ANYTHING.  Please someone tell me. I am at a loss.....  I hate to bother you, but where else can I go?

 

  1.  Read your Cubase manual. Until you know at least the basics, nothing that anyone will tell you here will make any sense.
  2. Load Vienna Instruments, either on an instrument track, or in the VSTi rack (connected to a MIDI file).
  3. Use one VI for each instrument in your quartet

DG

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Posted on Wed, Aug 01 2012 02:29
by rverne10
Joined on Tue, May 26 2009, Michigan, USA, Posts 121

Do you have a sound card that Cubase recognizes? Did you read the setting up manual for Cubase so you can get past square one?

The manual for Vienna Ensemble is in the User area > Software then click on the link under Vienna Ensemble. However, if you did not register your software you won't get a link to the manuals. Did you view as many of the videos, starting from square one on how to load the samples on to your hard drive? The videos are a MUST! Go to User Area > Overview > Videos the Quick Start

Be sure when installing the samples from the VI DVD to choose Cubase's VST Plugin file in the first dialogue boxes that come up early during installation. Again watch the Videos on this web site that Paul narrates, they are really the numero uno step you must take.

for any issues with Cubase,  write to the Cubase support staff-you'll have to give them the nitty gritties though-more than you've done here. Also read on the www.steinberg.net bulletin board. You will want to regester there. Before you do, I would suggest that you get Windows to give you your system configuration, save it to a text file and pull out the important stuff so you can give that at a moment's notice.

After all the software and Libraries are loaded start up Vienna Ensemble and then Cubase.

Once Cubase recognizes the VI Libraries and software you will open an empty project in Cubase (don't use their templates at this point) go to Devices on the Cubase  menu bar, choose VST instruments in the drop down and click inside the empty longer rectangle to the right and choose Vienna Ensemble.  Once that loads after a few seconds you will have your first midi  channel input set up and you can load instrument samples  into Vienna Ensemble

Be sure to snoop around on YouTube as Steinberg has about 16 tons of video tutorials up there. Vienna Symphony videos are Again, the most important  key to getting you started and you did not say you had looked at thoseSad

Cubase 10.5, Windows 10 64 bit version 1809, VE Pro (build 7.0.1120) Vienna Instruments Pro 2.0 (v 2.5.18650) Universal Audio Apollo Twin, M-Audio Oxygen 88 keyboard controller, USB connection, NVIDA GeForce GTX 1600 Ti Display adapter, Intel i7-8700K CPU @3.70 GHz, 32 GB RAM Total Physical Memory
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