Cubase Expression Mapping vs FL Studio BRSO vs REAPER equivalents

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Cubase Expression Mapping vs FL Studio BRSO vs REAPER equivalents

Post by ishraqiyun77 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:07 pm

Been taking a long break, several years, from working on music due to work obligations. Things will be winding down for me at the end of the year so looking forward to diving back in and dusting off my gear.

I'm a web developer who has been branching into game dev in my spare time--good way to combine both my passions. For years, I've wanted to get into making scores for video games or film.

I have REAPER, and FL Studio came with my laptop, but I am seriously considering Cubase 9.5. From what I have read, Cubase is considered ideal for orchestral composition due to such things like Expression Mapping.

It sounds like FL Studio has something similar to Expression Mapping:

http://www.syntheticorchestra.com/articulate/

And REAPER has like three that are being developed that sound similar to Expression Mapping:

https://stash.reaper.fm/v/28647/vifolio.zip

http://www.syntheticorchestra.com/articulatereaper/

http://reaticulate.com/

What I am curious about is if anyone has experience with these and how the measure up to Cubase's Expression Mapping?

Ultimately, I know that everyone is different, and what works for them works for them, and that only I can make the decision what works for me by testing these each out thoroughly. Just trying to get some other people's perspective.

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Re: Cubase Expression Mapping vs FL Studio BRSO vs REAPER equivalents

Post by -steve- » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:25 pm

Note Expression in one thing, Expression Maps is another, I checked the Reaper link- that's an ersatz Note Expression.

These Cubase features are mature and do what they say they will do, You would really need to get the Cubase Pro trial to understand in any depth.
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Re: Cubase Expression Mapping vs FL Studio BRSO vs REAPER equivalents

Post by Romantique Tp » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:14 pm

Note that there's more to Cubase's popularity among film and video game composers than just Expression Maps.

Expression Maps are much better integrated into Cubase than the FL and Reaper alternatives, but what truly makes this feature great is how well it complements the rest of Cubase's features.

Cubase's MIDI implementation and virtual instrument handling are also excellent, and the same goes to its handling of very complex/big projects and track browsing.
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