I recently produced this track in Presonus Studio One 4 Daw along with my Presonus Studiolive Series 3 console.
I produced a vocal score in Dorico first from the old manuscript, then arranged the rest on the fly in Studio One with an orchestral template I have setup.
I now want to try and create a similar thing in Dorico using expression maps.
I’ve watched Anthony Hughes’ excellent vids along with John Barron’s walkthroughs. Both have been invaluable.
I have begun to setup a template. I use a Nektar Panorama P6 keyboard with a few templates for orchestra sections to operate the key switches. The P6 has eight buttons and faders which can be programmed to correspond nicely with Native Instruments’ Symphony Series, which is the library I use. There are 8 articulation slots which is enough for what I want to achieve.
What I want to achieve you can see in this recording. This is me playing the keyboard through Dorico and adjusting the sounds on the fly.
Just working on a test flute piece, I can get Dorico to switch voices, but the dynamics seem to play no part in the playback? Have I got the settings wrong in the expression map? I have NI Symphony Series ‘dynamic’ knob (volume) set to CC40 (which corresponds to my Fader #1 on the P6). Looking again at my Midi CC lane I can see the lane has no data in it (I programmed the score in by hand).
Could I have attempted to play like I did in the video, and realtime record into Dorico and would it have interpreted the volume CC#40 data and put in crescendos and loudness markings?
If you listen to the part that Dorico has played back you’ll hear the problems. The change from ‘staccato’ sound to legato comes too late. I can see in the ‘playing techniques’ lane why this is…is there a way to move the data just before the note to give time for the sound to change or another workaround?
These are early attempts but I just wanted to know what was possible at the moment and if in the future whether something could have been realised in Dorico that would produce similar results as to the finished film version.