How To Use The Performance Orchestra Edition

In the following video, Mike Verta gives a good demo of how to use the mod wheel to control the volume of your samples. While he isn’t using my Virtual Playing Orchestra Performance Edition, the techniques he demonstrates  will still work and were the motivation for me to create the Performance edition of my sample library.

Mike Verta’s Virtual Instrument Performance Techniques
8 comments on “How To Use The Performance Orchestra Edition
    • See the “Does this work with Cakewalk” section of the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page. There is a brief explanation and then a link to a YouTube video that I hope will help get you started, but basically, you have to load an sfz player onto a track in Cakewalk, then drag and drop a .sfz file onto the sfz player. That should be about all you need to do to get one of the orchestral instruments from Virtual Playing Orchestra to work assuming you’ve installed the Virtual Playing Orchestra files correctly.

    • I don’t fully understand the question. How do you do what with Cakewalk? Are you asking how to play like this within Cakewalk or how to load the Performance Edition of Virtual Playing Orchestra into Cakewalk?

    • I’m glad the video was helpful. I’ve found the techniques used by Mike in his video to be very helpful in trying to get a realistic performance.

  1. Thanks for taking the time create this video. I have been a musician for 30+yrs and only recently entered the world of MIDI controllers and virtual
    I love the endless possibilities that digital production offers, but , I’ve always preferred the sound of of real instruments over hyperactive synths and oscillators.
    While I am able to play most wind instruments (and own quite a few) I could never play and record every individual orchestral element.
    Which brings me to my main point. Because I’ve already spent a small fortune on mics, controllers, studio equipment and software, I am limited to the free orchestra soundbanks.
    I’ve been largely disappointed by the end product thus far, but your video addressed my exact frustrations.
    My Casio WK1300 (despite being almost 20yrs old) has a much more “expressive” and tactile mod wheel than my Arturia Minilab’s touch sensitive strip.
    I totally agree with your humanize approach to virtual orchestrating and I will be using my Casio from here on out to achieve the natural sound I’ve been searching for.
    Lastly, The Storm Trooper helmet easter egg is awesome and I instantly recognized every soundtrack phrase you played!
    Sorry for the comment “novel”, but you totally restored my excitement. can’t wait to get started (again).

    • Thanks for your comment. I have to point out that I didn’t make the video. That’s Mike Verta’s video and he’s the one playing. I’m glad, and I’m sure he’d be glad too, that his video has been helpful.

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