Articulation keyswitches for Epic Originals?

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    Sandy

    Hi folks, 

    For simplicity, the Originals products are designed to use a single technique per instance of the plugin much like our LABS do, so it is not possible to use Keyswitches or MIDI to change techniques like some of our more complex or fully featured libraries. 

    Robyn Hahn With our Originals range we'd recommend simply loading one instance of the plugin for each technique you need to use in your composition and sequence the MIDI for each technique separately. The plugin is designed to share resources effectively when used like this.

    Many DAWs have track grouping features (such as Track Stacks in Logic Pro X) which make it possible to group these tracks together when mixing. 

    Best
    Sandy 

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  • Mark Citispot Group Inc

    Hey Paul;

    I have just bought "BBC Orchestra" software about an hour ago. I have trouble to understand how this software is delivered. The site says that it will take about five minutes to get it ready. It has been an hour. I sent two messages for support request and so far there has been no response. I wonder if you are able to help me out here?

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  • Paul Krueger

    Mark, I made my purchase only 2-3 weeks ago so you'd think I'd remember how it worked, but I don't, exactly. I can tell you that I received "your download is ready" emails about 8 minutes after I got my purchase confirmation but, until today, I didn't open those emails. I'm thinking I had to create an online account in order to complete the purchase and it was through that account - on a purchased products tab or something - that I got the link/go-ahead/password/??? to proceed. I do remember it seemed kind of complicated but I think it all worked as it was supposed to.

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  • Töns Brautlecht

    Articulation keyswitches for Epic Originals?

    I see that more advanced Spitfire products have the capability to change articulations via MIDI with something called keyswitches. I would love to use this feature with Epic Strings and Epic Brass but I'm not sure that it's available. Can anyone advise? Thanks!

    Hi Paul, 

    I couldn`t find out either how that articulation switching works in epic strings. If have got a hint ever since, please post it here.

    Thanks in advance

    Töns

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  • Paul Krueger

    Töns, I have been informed by Spitfire Support that articulation switching is not a feature of these VSTIs.

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  • Töns Brautlecht

    Thanks for the quick replay, Paul. That´s exactly what I assumed. 

    Best

    Töns

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  • Robyn Hahn

    Just curious: how does one use this in a DAW? I'm going to assume that no composer or artist would be happy to just use one articulation for an entire piece of music. So, there must be some way to programmatically (via MIDI) do key-switching of articulations. I asked this question via their online chat mechanism (contact us) but so far, no response. So, I thought I'd pose the question here.

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  • Erik Martines Sanches

    Robyn Hahn: Create several instrument tracks with each track having an Orignal plugin set to the expression desired. Compose on several instrument tracks.

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  • Robyn Hahn

    Thanks, Erik. I suppose what complicates matters is that I use an articulation manager in my DAW of choice: Reaper. The way it works is: I highlight the notes in the MIDI editor I wish to have played using a particular articulation - one editor open for one track - then simply right-click that articulation in the manager to assign it to those notes. This is a very fast workflow, working amazingly well with NI's Kontakt.

    The developer of this articulation manager - Reaticulate - suggested that I open multiple instances of the plugin for that instrument's track (similar to how it was suggested above) and assign each plugin to a different channel, then have the reabank address channels instead of CCs. Still sort-of getting my head around working with channels, but I see how that could work... once the plugins have all been loaded and assigned, then Reaticulate can do its magic assigning articulations as before without having to resort to a separate track for each articulation.

    This particularly important, since I do my composing in Musescore, where I can get an idea of what the piece is going to sound like before exporting the parts as MIDI files, to import into Reaper. To have to splinter an instrument into articulations would be a bit cumbersome.

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