Hello folks -
After attempting (and failing) to get this to work using Kontakt scripting, I’m looking at trying to get it done in Logic:
I use Berlin Strings as part of a composing template. Because they make use of Capsule, an elaborate Kontakt script, adding scripts on top of that has been problematic. Even on the multi level, it just seems to be asking too much of the instrument. The library seems designed to work as a one-track-per-articulation scenario. As a contrast, the Spitfire libraries are designed to have all articulations available because each articulation has a specific cc value it responds to in the UACC protocol. So if you load, say, the core techniques patch, decorative techniques patch, sul G patch and Legato patch, and assign them to the same MIDI channel, an articulation will only play notes when it sees its controller value active. The benefit of this approach is that all patches receive and respond to all CC data - so if I’m doing dynamics via CC11 or CC2, the patches are all at the right dynamic even if they are not playing a note. You get the benefit of single-track-per-section, unified CC response, and the ability to adjust all mic positions for all instruments in a section at once.
So back to Berlin. For each section I want to load around 60 articulations, each in their own instance of Kontakt, in VEPro7. I’d like to emulate the Spitfire scenario by having their articulations consistent across all sections. I would like for each instance to see incoming MIDI controllers, but to ignore note ons unless the instance sees CC33 at a specific value.
So will the Logic articulation thing work for this? If I set them to their own channels and used VEPro in AU3 mode, I could address everything, but what about dynamics? Would that be smooth or would I have to bump it just after each change so the new articulation would adjust itself? Or - since I don’t really care about tge other benefits of the Logic articulation thing much as I use Composer Tools Pro to control everything - could this be accomplished with a script In Logic that allowed notes when CC33 at a certain value was present that I could put on each instrument track, with a track per articulation - and all of those tracks in a folder track?
Any of this making sense? It’s a long way to go to emulate UACC but the way that works is great - I just prefer the sound of the Berlin Strings for what I’m doing now.