How to: play dynamics for sustaining instruments

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How to: play dynamics for sustaining instruments

Post by PaulWalmsley » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:47 am

There is a known issue currently where a number of non-HSO sustaining instruments (particularly sax and choir sounds) don't respond to dynamics.

There is a workaround for this which we've implemented for the next update, but you can also apply to your own projects right now.

In Play -> Expression Maps Setup, create a new Expression Map called 'CC11 Dynamics', add the 'Natural' technique and set the Volume Dynamic to 'Control Change: 11'
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Now in the Rack press the gear icon and for any channels that use a sound that isn't responding to dynamics, set its expression map to 'CC11 Dynamics'
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We are working on support for VST note expression which should give better results for patches that support it, but CC11 should work quite well for a large range of VST plugins.
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