After a day long battle, I finally got CCC2 installed and it’s absolutely mind
I do have some questions after watching some YouTube videos.
I’m having a little trouble wrapping my head around exactly how keyswitching
works for both live play and within use with Cubase. As I know this is really complicated, I’m going to try to make it as simple as possible so please bear with me.
Let’s take a simple example playing live.
I load up 2 patches for first violins, legato and pizzicato.
How exactly do I switch, playing live, from the legato to the pizzicato? I don’t see any blue highlighted keys (I’m assuming they should be blue). When I load multiple patches I notice they all play at the same time. So how do I stop one from playing or is this not possible in real time?
Now let’s take the cubase example. Same thing. I record a string line. I want the first measure to play legato and the second measure to play pizzicato. But during playback I get both sounds on both measures.
I understand that there are expression maps for the EWQL libraries. Do I need to download those and assign an expression on a note per note basis? Is another way to do it to duplicate the strings track and make the duplicate the pizz track and make the original the legato track?
It just seems that, in order to replicate a “realistic” orchestral performance, there is a lot more work involved than just composing a piece in something like Finale and exporting a MIDI file.
If I could just figure out how to change articulations during live playing (whether through mod wheel, key switch keys or whatever) I could at least make this process a little simpler.
FWIW, technology should never get in the way of the music and it just seems to me that you need to be as much of a computer programmer as a composer in order to get things to sound the way they’re supposed to sound.
Even a good tutorial (if you could point me to it) would help immensely. I’m very good at reading and following instructions.
As for the sounds themselves, I love 'em. These libraries are beyond anything I’ve ever heard in my life.
I just want to make the most out of them.