I decided to adopt VEP Pro Server for all orchestra writing, but work deadlines demand I not spend months learning and designing my VEP Server template. I randomly found Marco’s FLOW template, and decided it was worth a try…… and the experience has exceeded all my expectations.
The integration took less than a full day! The documentation was clear. The few questions/problems I encountered were answered almost instantly. Most importantly… I was writing my first cue in the new FLOW template that day. By the end of the first week, the template felt like a natural extension of my workflow. 100% recommend this experience!
I got in touch with Marco after watching some of his videos on Youtube, and since day first he was very kind to solve my doubts regarding setting up software and hardware to create a definitive DAW for orchestral scoring purposes. Then he told me about FLOW, which instantly became a game changer. Not only FLOW can save you months (if not years) of headaches and programming in Lemur, but it’s also an upgradable solution to implement more libraries in future. In fact, after installing it and understanding a bit in depth the audio routing and Cubase settings, Flow also becomes an easy platform to be customised, based on your specific needs.
Having had the chance to know him while he was working in beta-testing phase, I was also able to learn how efficient he is to track down any possible issue and solve it shortly. Do yourself a favour and use FLOW. It will help you to focus on composing, rather than code scripting!
I bought Cubase 9 to be able to make ‘Classical Movie scores’ and then Vienna Ensemble Pro to manage my Spitfire Audio libraries. I created a template to optimise the use of my computer resources, but then I found myself clicking and scrolling all over the place.
So I started to search the internet for solutions to help me speed up my workflow. Quickly I found a few tutorials about working with Lemur.
To me that was a great solution because I would be able to control a lot of settings through Lemur using a tablet.
So, I bought Lemur and installed it on my tablet, but sadly … I’m not a talented programmer. Some things worked pretty fast but other things, I just couldn’t get to work properly and I fell into a very frustrating journey that lasted months.
Eventually I stopped trying because I wanted to make music instead of spending day after day trying desperately to make everything work.
Finally I contacted Marco Di Stefano who was working on a project called ‘Flow’.
His goal was to help people to easily setup Cubase 9, Vepro 6 and Lemur to manage their Spitfire Audio libraries.
And I have to say… In less then one hour I was setup and ready to go!
I just followed his manual on how to configure each program so they would communicate properly with each other through Lemur.
Then I fired up his templates and after that, the only thing I had to do was to delete the tracks I didn’t have libraries for.
I can’t tell you how happy I am now.
All the time I lost on trying to get my musical template working, I now will gain with a swift, intuitive and easy to use workflow.
So now I can finally go back to making music …
I am happy to share with you the interview published on The Music Way Magazine, available only in Italian https://themusicwaymagazine.wordpress.com/2019/05/13/intervista-con-marco-di-stefano-compositore-in-bilico-fra-il-raccontare-e-il-musicare-lestate-del-78-e-il-suo-ultimo-lavoro-discografico/