@Bollen has contributed expression maps for Sample Modeling libraries.
@benwiggy has contributed expression maps for Orchestral Tools Miroire Baroque Orchestra
@FredGUnn has put together expression maps for Orchestral Tools’ Duplex Saxophones, which you can find below:
@SampoKasurinen has put together an expression map for Cinematic Studio Strings:
Since Dorico 4 introduced more convenient tools for working with playback, I decided to try again working with Cinematic Studio Strings (combined with noteperformer). I created a new expression map that uses mostly custom playing techniques to control CSS. My philosophy is to separate notation and playback control to their own layers, since getting the best result from CSS will always include some manual work (and manual selection of patches). Cinematic studio strings is controlled with …
@Julian_C has posted a playback template for EastWest Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra (EWQLSO) Gold, which you can find here:
Here is a zip file containing a playback template for EWQLSO Gold and the expression and percussion maps it uses. I think mostly I have used Carl Hinde’s expression maps.
This playback template references all the pitched insttruments in the library but only a small fraction of the unpitched percussion patches
I am pretty sure that these are working as I have used them successfully in a couple of projects already
EWQLSO JC Gold playback template.zip (2.5 MB)
@jamesdarcy is working on support for Spitfire Audio’s Studio Strings:
I have attempted to use a number of expression maps available on this forum but to my mind they have all been a little incomplete for my needs. They are certainly a good start but they lack a number of key features:
Mappings to existing “standard” dorico Playback Techniques
Creation of new playback techniques to suit some of the less-common sounds available in the library (air, hollow, quadruple double tongue, blended muted sections, super sul tasto, Sul C and Sul G, brushed stroked, …
Berlin Con Sordino Strings
@andhy has produced a simple expression map for Berlin Con Sordino Strings:
Berlin Symphonic Strings
@andhy has shared an updated expression map for this library:
I recently updated my BSS expression maps to take account of the addition of Portato for ViI, Va and Vc in the most recent OT update. I hope they can be useful to other forum members who have this library.
Berlin Symphonic Strings.zip (8.7 KB)
Orchestral Tools Berlin Harpsichords
@Thurisaz has created expression maps for Berlin Harpsichords:
EastWest Hollywood Choirs
@gabrio has created expression maps and a playback template for EW Hollywood Choirs:
Orchestral Tools Berlin Muted Brass
@andhy has created expression maps for Orchestral Tools Berlin Muted Brass:
Here is my first stab at expression maps for the recently released SINE version of Orchestral Tools Berlin Muted Brass.
Berlin Muted Brass.zip (10.6 KB)
Altogether the SINE version of BMB features 21 muted brass instruments and I have divided them into 6 separate shared expression maps (A to F) according to the articulations they include. The applicable expression map is shown in the following table.
INSTRUMENT EXPRESSION MAP
Horn 1 Stopped …
NotePerformer with individual outputs
@David_Tee has produced a playback template for NotePerformer that uses multiple instances of the plug-in to allow individual output control and use of insert effects etc. in Dorico’s mixer, at the expense of much greater CPU usage:
I’m attaching a Playback Template that creates separate outputs / mixer channels for all NotePerformer instruments that show up in Dorico’s Project Templates.
To do this without overloading the system, all the endpoints have the Instrument and Master reverb settings set to 0.
Reverb and other effects can then be applied in the Dorico Mixer.
A couple of important caveats:
Setting up NotePerformer this way uses a lot more CPU (over 200% instead of under 100%) but about the same RAM. …