Velocity switching articulations?

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  • Brian Gunter

    Hey there James!  I'm with you on keyswitches.  Hate them with a passion!  I'm curious what DAW  you are using at the moment.  Might make a difference.  I'm in Cubase myself and use the Expression Maps to interface with Spitfire's UACC protocol.  Super easy if not a tad tedious to set up, but brilliant once it's done!  To answer your question though, yes, you can switch Spitfire instruments' articulations using velocity layering.  This is straight from the manual under "Articulation Switcher" on pg15:

    “By Velocity Range” - This is great for designing intelligent staccato patches that say become staccatissimo when you hit the keyboard really hard. A second menu will open up giving you options for this function.

    Loads of good info in the manual.  Here's a link for you:

    http://spitfire-www-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/manuals/SpitfireSymphonicStrings_UserManual.pdf

    The Kontakt instruments will work the same in Studio or Symphonic products. Cheers!

     

    Brian

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  • James Lawson

    Oh yeah i see. I had no idea Spitfire could do this. It seems to be exactly what i've been claiming Spitfire has been missing and i'm not sure why it isn't advertised more.

    What are the limitations? I'm a big fan of another string libraries setup where you have spiccato, staccato, and 2 different length marcatos all triggered by velocity, and then the sustain pedal activates 2 legato patches both of which still are triggered by velocity.

    Can that be done? Again i don't have these Spitfire libraries so i can't experiment. I'm actually trying to figure out whether i would choose Spitfire over another library.

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  • Brian Gunter

    Those are excellent questions James. Since I use the UACC protocol for articulation switching I’m no certain of the velocity switching limitations. If I have som time I’ll try a setup like the one you mentioned and report back. Unless someone else can answer faster.

    Cheers

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