for Articulate Presets
Complete Expression Maps for Cubase & Dorico
Taking advantage of Cubase & Dorico's unique Expression Map feature, the Articulate Maps cover the entire VSL libraries. Both are very likely by far the most comprehensive Expression Maps ever created for the respective software! They are free for all users of Articulate Presets and offer you the best possible user experience for orchestral composition. Both are created from scratch in order to take advantage of the unique features of the respective software. While the Cubase version gives you access to every single articulation version by various self-explanatory attributes, the Dorico map relies on standard notation symbols and gives you the best possible playback for a given score - without any further editing. When recording the Cubase Articulate Map even automatically encodes the currently active articulation into the corresponding notes.
With nearly 1000 Expressions in
Dorico and even over 2500 in
Cubase, the sophisticated
Articulate Maps conveniently
open up the entire VSL.
Articulate Maps give you direct access to all articulations using
standard score symbols and self-explanatory directions without a need for additional Midi events.
The Articulate Map for Dorico strongly raises the bar on both
the quality of the score playback in a Notation software and how far you can shape it, if you want.
In terms of size and features, likely no other Expression Map even comes close ...
Choose without any restrictions
how all instruments play your score -
from basic instructions, like a composer,
down to every tiny detail, like a conductor
completely unprecedented Expression Maps containing every individual articulation version included in the VSL
up to 100 score symbols and text identifiers (both directions and attributes)
nearly 1000 (Dorico) and 2500 (Cubase) individual expression definitions - from standards like staccato and legato to special techniques like phrases, dynamics or even half-muting
FULL SCORE PLAYBACK
With the Articulate Maps there is basically no difference between
score and Midi anymore. Just write
your score using the extensive list of standard musical symbols and it will automatically play back as expected,using the new feature in Dorico 3.5
to select appropriate articulations
based on the note length. Divisi are simpler than ever and automatically realized via dedicated symbols (e.g. for section, group, desk & player) on a single stave in the full score!
Wherever possible, the Cubase Articulate Map adapts the conventions of the existing VSL factory maps to make it easy for users that have used them before,
yet the Articulate Maps introduce many more identifiers and give
you thereby far more control over the performance of your music. In Dorico there are even dedicated
Playback Templates, automatically playing back any score using the entire VSL without any set up.
OPENING UP THE VSL
The VSL is unmatched when it comes to recorded dynamic transitions, phrases, ... . They can strongly increase realism, but for most users they sit unused on their disk, since up to now they required a significant effort. With the Articulate Map, using them couldn't be easier: e.g. you can
select an upward run in Cubase by
the symbol “↑”, as well as clear text
identifiers like ”fast”, “maj.” & “G♯”.
Both Articulate Maps are fully compatible with Articulate Presets signature 3D-control! You can switch at any point in the score
between two different modes:
Either merely write your score like a composer, and it is automatically realistically played back, or even shape the performance (dynamics,
vibrato, attack, ...) in striking detail
like a conductor/player, using various additional continuous controllers.
EXTERNAL MIDI CONTROL
The Cubase Articulate Map automatically encodes external Midi events into the corresponding articulations, so that you can directly record your score. You can choose to either access all articulations by program change messages or the main articulations by one octave
of key-switches following Art
Conductor's universal layout, that is compatible with nearly every orchestral library on the market.
Bring your music to life, and turn a generic score into a unique artistic interpretation
A new level of expression
The Cubase Articulate Map makes editing simpler than ever. In addition to all standard attributes and directions, like pizzicato or legato, for articulations with many different versions you can even select each individual one by up to four self-explanatory attributes per note (e.g. a strong 2s crescendo or a slow upwards glissando in C major). Therefore, you don't have to care about any Midi events at all to select articulations.
The Dorico Articulate Map strongly raises the bar, when it comes to the quality of score playback!
Taking advantage of the vast amount of different articulations in the VSL it automatically selects the appropriate one without any further editing -e.g. sustained, portato versions, ..., depending on the length of the note. But if you want you can still fully control all aspects of the playback by additional control score symbols and the powerful 3D-control!