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  • SY Player & Presonus Studio One - Prolific two-way communication!

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    Hi everybody,

    This is a dream come true for many of us!

    Finally, there’s a sequencer that communicates efficiently with our Synchron Player, boosting your creative output with a simple interface.
    We’re stoked about the collaboration with the Presonus Studio One Team, and it’s incredible to see how convenient a simple feature is when you’re managing all the articulations you find with our products!

    Do you remember the first time you used your key to remotely open your car? This felt similar… You never know how much you missed a feature until it’s finally there:

    Welcome SOUND VARIATIONS, available now with Presonus Studio One 5.2!

    We are also offering DEMO LICENSES for the products we used in our Studio One Tutorial Songs:

    BIG BANG ORCHESTRA SERIES

    Big Bang Orchestra: Andromeda – Essentials
    Big Bang Orchestra: Black Eye – Phrases & FX
    Big Bang Orchestra: Capricorn – Symphonic Riffs
    Big Bang Orchestra: Dorado – Percussion Ensembles
    Big Bang Orchestra: Eridanus – Percussion Ensemble Riffs
    Big Bang Orchestra: Fornax – Pitched Percussion Ensembles
    Big Bang Orchestra: Ganymede – Choirs

    SYNCHRON-ized Special Editions
    SYNCHRON-ized Special Editions Volume 1-7

    SYMPHONIC SOUNDDESIGN:
    Vienna Smart Spheres
    Vienna Smart Hits

    Enjoy!


    Paul Kopf Product Manager VSL
  • Paul, this looks exciting. Happy to see that VSL is the first to utilize Studio One's new capability.

    I have always used Cubase. One of the main reasons was Expression Maps. But seeing the Studio One is going the extra mile to make such functionality far easier for the user makes me sit up and take notice.

    Kudos to VSL!


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  • Paul, question, this new feature; is it using the VST3 capabilities for communicating that kind of stuff back to the host, or something proprietary and exclusive to studioOne?

    One thing that would be be interesting would be to be able to get that kind of info back to the actual DAW, even when the DAW is using VePro to host Synchron


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    Hi,

    We also think this is really exciting. We are using a protocol that has been developed by and is only available with Studio One at this point.

    Transition from any sequencer is really easy, so give those demo versions a try!

    A few rules that helped me at the start:

    1) Drag and drop whatever you see.
    2) Right-clicking elements show you ALL available options.

    Here's a list of a few overview videos to start with.

    Best,
    Paul


    Paul Kopf Product Manager VSL
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    @Paul said:

    Hi, 

    We also think this is really exciting. We are using a protocol that has been developed by and is only available with Studio One at this point.

    Transition from any sequencer is really easy, so give those demo versions a try! 

    A few rules that helped me at the start: 

    1) Drag and drop whatever you see. 
    2) Right-clicking elements show you ALL available options. 

    Here's a list of a few overview videos to start with. 

    Best, 
    Paul

    Hi Paul!

    As an SO 5.2 and VSL Synchron Strings Pro user I could not be happier! This really enhances my workflow tremendously. Are you planning to make any more of these demo projects? Those are really great ways to get to know all the articulations in the SSP library.

    Thanks again (and to Presonus as well!) for such a great feature!


  • Hi Bastiaan, 

    Happ to see you like it!

    No further demos planned right now, but we will definitely keep pushing!

    Best, 
    Paul


    Paul Kopf Product Manager VSL

  • Hello Peeps,

    Studio One recently made me curious anyway because it is a Multi-touch compatible Program if you use it on such a display.

    One question about that. When you open a 3rd-party PlugIn like the Synchron Player in Studio One ... can you touch several faders of the PlugIn at the same time just because you use the Synchron Player in Studio One? Or must VSL provide this functionality?

    Thanks and Greetings,

    Lars


  • Hi Lars, 

    I don't have a touch-screen computers available here right now, but I'm seeing exciting things for the upcoming Studio One Remote App update. I don't think touching several faders of the Synchron Player at the same time on a touch screen will work, but maybe someone can prove me wrong...

    Best, 
    Paul


    Paul Kopf Product Manager VSL
  • Thanks for the answer, Paul. If I should buy S1 I will test It and give some Info about that. Edit: The Remote App is Windows-compatible - Wow!That is cool!

  • Hi Paul,

    Does SV work with all Synchron libraries or just the ones listed in your first post above?


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    Hi Bill, 

    It works with all current and future Synchron Player Libraries 😊

    Best, 
    Paul


    Paul Kopf Product Manager VSL
  • Very cool! Thanks Paul


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  • I have to say this is absolutely amazing!  Having a wide range of articulations is a major reason I recently chose VSL string libraries.  As a newbie I began learning MIDI, starting to parse through forum posts on using keyswitches/CC/program changes/the Logic ‘environment’ etc. and getting prepared for the long slog ahead to program my articulation sets for all my VSL libraries.  And voilá: this implementation using Studio One’s API magically appears!  I decided to switch from Logic to S1 to check it out.

     

    The very first day I loaded the Synchron player into S1 I was like a kid in a candy store:  I could do all 127 articulations in Synchron Strings Pro (well, maybe I tried out about 30-40 the first day….. the candy rush got too much).  It’s incredible to straightaway start thinking of musical possibilities instead of how best to program keyswitches.  Also I wouldn’t have programmed all the 127 possibilities, and may not even have realized what sonic possibilities I was missing if Sound Variations were not available. And then there is my Synch Dimension Strings bundle!

     

    This is a game changer - many thanks to all at VSL who’ve made this possible.  And I’m very encouraged that you have plans to take this even further.


  • Hi welltempered, 

    Thanks for sharing!

    We also believe that Sound Variations will change the way we think about MIDI production, and it's very cool to see that Presonus is thinking and working ahead!

    Let's see what's next!

    Best, 
    Paul


    Paul Kopf Product Manager VSL
  • You’re welcome, Paul.  Given the ease of using Synchron libraries with Sound Variations, VSL seems to have set up a dangerous pipeline straight to my wallet ;-)  

    I feel the siren call of Elite Strings….


  • Paul,

    This is really an amazing feature! I have to say I'm delighted to find out about this. I recently switched to Studio One and just got my first VSL products in the last couple of weeks. I'm curious though since I just got Smart Orchestra and VE Pro 7 and started making templates. Any thoughts on how to best integrate all this goodness? Now I have deer in the headlights syndrome !


    Vinny 2022 Mac Studio Max 64GB Mac OS Ventura VEP7 Mir 3D Synchronized SE1 Synchron Harp V Smart Orch.+ Ext. Arturia Keylab Essential 88/Analog Lab
  • HI Paul,

    Love this development and have been using it since the day after it came out - THANK YOU!

     

    However, perhaps a related question:

    If I want to do a MIDI DUMP of all present parameters of the Synchron Player such as master volume, expression, Vel. XF on or off etc....... is there a way to do this?

     

    I have tried pressing the little 'map' icon next to the question ark that says it is a MIDI dump when recording but nothing seems to happen.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Richard


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    Hi Vinny, 

    There are a few ways to benefit from this new interface, and we're working on more ways to access articulations easier. The Studio One Remote (if you have a tablet) will probably be very helpful there, and I hope I can provide you with more information about this soon. 

    For now, it's really a help in the editing process - you don't even have to see the Synchron Player to switch between different articulations. 

    Best, 
    Paul

    @Vinny Colletti said:

    Paul,

    This is really an amazing feature! I have to say I'm delighted to find out about this. I recently switched to Studio One and just got my first VSL products in the last couple of weeks. I'm curious though since I just got Smart Orchestra and VE Pro 7 and started making templates. Any thoughts on how to best integrate all this goodness? Now I have deer in the headlights syndrome !


    Paul Kopf Product Manager VSL
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    Hi Richard, 

    Welcome to the VSL forum!

    The MIDI Dump sends all articulation-related information to your sequencer (you need to press RECORD on the corresponding MIDI channel), continuous data is only sent for the CCs that are involved with articulation switching.  You can also assign a MIDI CC to trigger that MIDI Dump, in the Synchron Player Interface Settings

    Best, 
    Paul

    @Elixir Hunter said:

    HI Paul,

    Love this development and have been using it since the day after it came out - THANK YOU!

     

    However, perhaps a related question:

    If I want to do a MIDI DUMP of all present parameters of the Synchron Player such as master volume, expression, Vel. XF on or off etc....... is there a way to do this?

     

    I have tried pressing the little 'map' icon next to the question ark that says it is a MIDI dump when recording but nothing seems to happen.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Richard


    Paul Kopf Product Manager VSL
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    @Vinny Colletti said:

    Paul,

    This is really an amazing feature! I have to say I'm delighted to find out about this. I recently switched to Studio One and just got my first VSL products in the last couple of weeks. I'm curious though since I just got Smart Orchestra and VE Pro 7 and started making templates. Any thoughts on how to best integrate all this goodness? Now I have deer in the headlights syndrome !

     

    I too started both VSL and Studio One about a month ago.  A couple of things I found very useful to get started:

    The obvious: Manuals for the Synchron Player and your library, as well as the walkthrough videos (there are 3 for the Synchron Player).  There may be other yt videos for your library.

    Also: groove3 has a 90-minute series of videos titled Vienna Smart Orchestra Explained.  It was useful to me even though I don’t even own Smart Orchestra, just to illustrate the basics and some capabilities of the Synchron Player.  It’s $15 for a month’s subscription, but there are other tutorials you would find useful: Studio One 5 Explained (total of 7 hours!) - I needed that to get a grip on S1's many automation features, and even one on VEP (albeit VEP5, but probably still useful).  These tutorials give you a systematic explanation, as opposed to the pointillist nature of youtube videos and the forums. 

    You mentioned using VEP7.  I was under the impression that VSL’s API implementation with Sound Variations in S1 does not yet work with VEP7, but that they’re working on it.  Even apart from that, I personally feel like I’m drinking from several fire hydrants already without adding VEP7 to it, but I’m also new to DAWs, and for my workflow VEP7 would be nice but not essential.  YMMV.