在Logic Pro 9新多端层与维也纳乐团Pro

The folks at VSL have created an ingenious solution to loading large libraries outside of an application. Logic composer and guru, Jay Asher, shows how Vienna Ensemble Pro and Logic Pro can gel.  

正如我在我的书使用的Logic Pro 9临,

直到最近,一直只有一个美中不足的许多逻辑Pro用户:音频单元插件只能解决16%的VE Pro项目的MIDI通道(V-帧)的事实。这有必要开放的M-帧的一大堆,通过对VE临服务器插件的一个单独的实例,每个项目在逻辑连接。在我而言,我对我的电脑,其中6我的Mac上,这是不是CPU效率,想要一个更好的描述,不雅,其中6。

VSL的辉煌的乡亲都拿出了解决的VE临。这是他们所谓的多端 ,可以复制到你的逻辑模板和项目的环境层。现在让我用短短两年的VE Pro服务器连接的所有插件的情况下,在我的Mac和我的电脑上。 (我唯一的抱怨是它锁定的宏组成,所以我不能分析,他们怎么做。)

在Pic.1,你可以看到一个VE Pro 5的项目有4个多音色KONTAKT 5实例,每个分配给每个人分配到不同的输出相同的MIDI端口。我需要谨慎处理的MIDI通道的总数是38。没有多层,这将需要一个m-框架包括三个V-帧。

Fig 1.

图片1。



第1步 - 重新分配MIDI端口

在PIC。 2,你可以看到,在第二列的通道选择地区,我分配风多VE的Pro插件1。

Pic 2. Assigning the winds to VE Pro.

图片2。分配风VE的临。


在PIC。 3,通知,其他三个复合音色已分配给连续MIDI端口分配。所有的VE临5现在你需要做的是保存项目。

Pic 3. Save the project.

图片3。分配给连续MIDI端口。


第2步 - 下载多一层

这将是可用

Pic 4. Download the Multiport layer

图片4。下载多层


一旦被下载,解压。现在,我已经放在我的桌面上,为方便。


第3步 - 导入逻辑Pro项目的多端层

正如我说,这是可以做到与现有项目或模板,但出于演示的目的,我要重新开始。在PIC。 5,我已经打开了一个单一的软件乐器和一个单一的外部MIDI乐器的新的空项目。你还可以看到环境的混合器层。

Pic 5. Empty project

图片5。一个空项目。


我在当地的选项菜单,导航到导入环境

Pic 6. The Environment Layer menu.

图片6。导入环境层。


正如你在图7中看到的,我浏览到我的桌面,并选择VEP的多端Layer.logic项目,并在较低的右侧,打开闪烁。

Pic 7. Selecting the VEP Multiport layer.logic project.

图7。选择的VEP的的多端layer.logic项目。


这带来了一个对话框,在这里我可以选择我想导入环境层(在这种情况下,名为VEP的多端层),你可以看到在图8。我然后单击导入。

Pic 8. Choosing to import VEP Multiport layer.

PIC 8。选择导入视觉诱发电位多端层。


多层是现在这个项目的一部分。


第4步 - 诱发电位多端层移动多仪器(MIDI),混频器层

Pro 9的逻辑,使得这项任务变得容易。被选中后,进口多仪器。按住Option键,我只需要导航到混频器层(参见图9),他们是在混频器层,现在你可以看到在PIC。 10,其他对象后,我已经从他们离开,以更加清晰可见。

Pic 9. Navigate to the Mixer layer.

PIC 9。导航到混频器层。


Pic 10. The multi-instruments are now in the Mixer layer.

图片10。多仪器现在在搅拌机层。


步骤5 - 连接所有端口的软件工具,将举办的VE Pro Server的插件

在这个例子中只有一个,但你可以使用多达您选择。我用两个正如我刚才所说,我的Mac和我的奴隶PC之一。在图11中,我抓住所有端口对象插头和电缆研究所1,将举办的VE Pro 5的服务器插件。

Pic 11. Cabling All Ports to Inst 1.

图片11。布线所有端口研究所1。


我现在可以关闭环境窗口。


第6步 - 实例化的VE Pro Server的插件和连接到5个项目的VE临

在图12中,我化了对VE临5服务器插件,打开的图形用户界面(参见图13)。多输出版本。请注意,因为它是在同一台计算机上,我可以分配的缓冲区延迟NONE(这应该是罚款,除非你运行的严重的CPU问题)。

Pic 12. A multi-output version of VE Pro 5

图片12。一个多输出版本的VE临5。


The GUI of VE Pro 5 Server.

VE的临5服务器的图形用户界面。


在图14中,我选择了VE Pro项目和连接,这带来了另一个界面,在那里我可以检查脱钩。我强烈建议你这样做,否则逻辑需要一个很长的时间,以保存该项目,它可以导致不稳定,至少在我的经验,上下行。

Pic 14. Enable the Decouple checkbox.

图片14。使解耦复选框。


我现在可以关闭的VE插件GUI Pro服务器。


第7步 - 创建MIDI音轨

在图15中,我选择的外部MIDI乐器轨道,同时按住 Control键,重新分配它与混频器

Pic 15. Select the Ext MIDI track while holding down 'Control'

图片15。选择EXT MIDI音轨,同时按住“控制”


现在我要么去下轨道“子菜单,或使用”新下的MIDI通道“的关键命令串联。有我多9木管乐器的补丁,所以我要重申,这9次以上。

现在发现图16:我选择最后一个MIDI乐器轨道,并重新分配给MIDI通道1第二VE弦乐多临港口。继续用这种方法,我创建的轨道,以解决多个字符串的补丁,7黄铜补丁,和16打击乐补丁。

Pic 16. Reassign MIDI Inst track to MIDI Channel 1.

图片16。 MIDI研究所轨道重新分配MIDI通道1。


然后,我按照我的电脑上的所有这些对VE临5个项目的步骤。

如果你像我一样,所有剩下的(是的,它需要时间)是重命名每个轨道和分配给它一个合适的图标,然后保存为模板。我的最终结果是部分在图17可见。

Pic 17. End result.

图片17。最终的结果。记得要保存为模板!


这是很多工作,但现在你有一个真棒逻辑PRO 9 VE的Pro项目模板用多层应该为您服务非常好,确实优雅的工作流程!


Jay is a Los Angeles-based composer, songwriter, arranger and orchestrator, conductor, keyboardist, as well as vocalist. As a composer, he is best known for scoring the New World Television series Zorro. Among the films and TV movies he has arranged, orchestrated and/or conducted are Paramount Pictures' Blame It On Rio Read More

Discussion

Marketis12
Hey Jay your article has been a big help for me running VE PRO 5 on my MBP but when I use my 2010 Mac Pro as a Slave to run VEPRO I don't seem to be able to get the Multiport layer to work the same. I am reinstalling the layer into Logic 9s mixer environment and cabling it to Instrument 2 with VE server running and connected via a network cable and it seems to work for 1 multitimbral instance of Play 3 win which I have woodwinds installed but whenI open a second instance of Play I can't work out how to connect to it from Logic on my MBP. I always seem to be "talking" to the first instance of Play 3. Help!
Jay Asher
Hi, If you do it exactly the way I have outlined in the article it should work. Without seeing your templates I cannot know what is going wrong for you.

If you want to zip them and email them to me, I will take a look.

jay@jayasher.com
Brian Carr
Hi, I was hoping you could help me with a problem I'm having with VEP and Logic 9.1.7.

I follow your tutorial exactly, and it works fine up until I try to add auxiliary channels by pressing the + sign on the VEP Instrument Channel Strip in Logic. As soon as I do that, Logic suddenly will only address midi channel 1 of each of my Kontakt players within VEP, no matter which channel I'm addressing in Logic (2-16). It will address each of the 7 different Kontakt players I have in VEP, but it will only trigger the sample that is loaded into midi channel 1.

I'd be happy to send you the templates if you wanted to take a look. thanks,

Brian

brian@waxlabmusic.com
Marketis12
I think you best address this problem to Jay rather than me. I have just been composing a long email to him with screenshots to outline my problem and, whilst typing, I noticed my error with midi settings on my slave instance of VE Pro and voila all is fixed. Purely pilot error on my part!

I just tried to replicate your problem with my setup but realised it is how I am setup anyway and it is working fine. I am running 5 stereo instances of Kontakt in VE Pro and have used the + sign on the Logic VE Pro multitimbral instrument to make 5 output stereo inputs and all is well. Cheers Jim
Hadley317
I tried this exact set up and it worked exactly as advertised. Unfortunately, track volume automation ( cc7) does not work with this set up, or at least not as described here. I went back to the orchestral template on the VSL site from one of the forums described in a PDF. It does require multiple instances of VE Pro but I don't really see that as inelegant. The instances can be divided up into logical groupings of instruments and once properly set up, can be left alone.

If there is someway to use cc7 with this set up, I would love to know.
Jay Asher
You use cc11 (expression) on the MIDI tracks or automate the auxes with cc7.

But yes, after my initial enthusiasm I have gone back to using separate instances as it is more flexible and less prone to glitches.

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