Orchestral Templates

a tool for the media composer


Dylan Agajanian - Huntington Beach Template Build

Hopping across the pond is always an exciting adventure, and even more so when coupled with the chance to set up a brand new large template for a really great person.
End of April 2017 to early May, composer Dylan Agajanian flew me out to Huntington Beach, CA to set up a 1500 track template focused on corporate video, advertising and game scoring.
This new template, built around Orchestral Tools' Berlin Series is built to last, with expansion in the coming years in mind.

This was a great experience and I was very happy to hear that Dylan was highly satisfied with the work we've done:

Tobias is truly the best at navigating the technical process of setting up an orchestral template on multiple machines. He carefully explained every step on multiple levels so it was extremely easy to follow along. He is a consummate professional on all levels. I couldn't have done it with out his help and am so grateful I stumbled across his website!


Luca Turilli - new template build

Luca Turilli Music Productions

On-location work is always tremendously exciting and satisfying and it is especially so when one has the chance to work with someone at the top of his field.
June 2016 saw me returning to Italy to help Luca Turilli (from Rhapsody/LT's Rhapsody - creators of cinematic metal) with setting up his giant composing template used for all his album productions.

Luca loves to create music at 360°, ranging from classical to modern, mixing the most epic orchestral impact with the electronic ‘hybrid’ vibe of the last generation of soundtracks. The new updated music template, whose sounds are distributed on 3 computers, will allow him to work on his future music beyond any technological limit and with the same sound quality of the greatest Hollywood composers!

Luca Turilli and Tobias Escher
In the words of the man himself:

I want to thank my friend TOBIAS ESCHER from ORCHESTRAL TEMPLATES (www.orchestraltemplates.com) for visiting me in Trieste and to have updated my music template based on the CUBASE 8.5 software. 3500 tracks featuring all the instruments existing on the planet, the real dream tool for every composer!

Chris Babida (Hongkong) new template

Chris Babida
Summer 2013 had me fly to Hongkong to set up composer and producer Chris Babida's new scoring template tailored towards crossover and soundtrack productions.
For this new setup we conceptualized a new master PC and two powerful slave PCs with 64 GB Ram each that now host a massive 4000 track template in a dedicated scoring room, adding to Chris' existing Mac-based facilities. This provides two separate scoring places that fit all genres and situations.

Chris Babida and Tobias Escher

House Call: Soundology (London/UK)

Soundologo Nainita Desai

Recently I had the chance to do some on-location work. While being tremendous fun, template building is pretty solitary most of the time, so those on-location builds always are a treat.

This time, the road (or rather: the plane) led to more or less rainy London, UK, where I helped composer extraordinaire Nainita Desai of Soundology fame plan and setup her composing template. Here’s a nice picture (please marvel at the custom-built studio Nainita and her partner in crime Malcolm have built here!):

Soundology (Nainita Desai, London/UK)

Doing this was a wonderful experience - there’s nothing like being on the road :)

Here’s a quote from Nainita herself:

I am transitioning from Logic Pro to Cubase over a period of several months and so employed Tobias to set up a basic template in Logic Pro with VE Pro and a more extensive one in Cubase so that I could utilise VE Pro instances between both DAW systems. He is also writing custom Lemur setups for various Sample libraries which work beautifully.Tobias's after support, enthusiasm and extensive specialist knowledge are superb. He is very efficient and offers excellent custom solutions for your individual requirements.I am looking forward to developing my system further with his continued support and wicked sense of humour !