BBCSO Template for Spitfire Symphonic Orchestra - is it possible?

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Aleela

Aleela

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Or... do you know if there are specific templates created by the Spitfire Audio team for the Spitfire Symphonic Orchestra?
 

gh0stwrit3r

Active Member
Yes, I recently have been working on this. I used the "BBCSO Template Pro 2 - Multiple Instances - Full Routing" for this.

Added all the SF Symphonic Orchestra VSTs and SF Percussion with HZ Percussion. Used the articulation sets from Art Conductor for the tracks. Took me about 4 hours work. I still have to balance it though.

Btw, I need a new (stronger) computer if I want to use this template. Waiting on Apple to hopefully reveal an upgrade of their iMAc soon ;)
 
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Aleela

Aleela

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Yes, I recently have been working on this. I used the "BBCSO Template Pro 2 - Multiple Instances - Full Routing" for this.

Added all the SF Symphonic Orchestra VSTs and SF Percussion with HZ Percussion. Used the articulation sets from Art Conductor for the tracks. Took me about 4 hours work. I still have to balance it though.

Btw, I need a new (stronger) computer if I want to use this template. Waiting on Apple to hopefully reveal an upgrade of their iMAc soon ;)
Great! I will try to use that template. Are you going to make a video where you show your template?
...and... sorry for my ignorance, what is Art Conductor?
 

scoringdreams

Random Member
Yes, I recently have been working on this. I used the "BBCSO Template Pro 2 - Multiple Instances - Full Routing" for this.

Added all the SF Symphonic Orchestra VSTs and SF Percussion with HZ Percussion. Used the articulation sets from Art Conductor for the tracks. Took me about 4 hours work. I still have to balance it though.

Btw, I need a new (stronger) computer if I want to use this template. Waiting on Apple to hopefully reveal an upgrade of their iMAc soon ;)
(gets excited, imagines the amount of work involved, and quietly retreats back into the shadows)
 

gh0stwrit3r

Active Member
Great! I will try to use that template. Are you going to make a video where you show your template?
...and... sorry for my ignorance, what is Art Conductor?
Art Conductor is a product from BabylonWaves which you can use for articulation sets in Logic and expression maps in Cubase. I really like it. Did a video about it today on my channel ;)
 
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Aleela

Aleela

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Art Conductor is a product from BabylonWaves which you can use for articulation sets in Logic and expression maps in Cubase. I really like it. Did a video about it today on my channel ;)
Thanks! I'll take a look at the video! :emoji_thumbsup:
 

Denkii

Senior Member
(gets excited, imagines the amount of work involved, and quietly retreats back into the shadows)
I used the bbcso template as a guideline and exchanged all instruments for the ones that I want. I also swapped the reverbs. If you don't wanna set up expression maps it's really fast actually. Make sure to duplicate tracks for each section hence the routing will be applied to the new track as well.
Doesn't get simpler than this tbh.
 

scoringdreams

Random Member
I used the bbcso template as a guideline and exchanged all instruments for the ones that I want. I also swapped the reverbs. If you don't wanna set up expression maps it's really fast actually. Make sure to duplicate tracks for each section hence the routing will be applied to the new track as well.
Doesn't get simpler than this tbh.
I feel that articulation maps / expression maps work wonders for convenience sake. Probably just a little hard to manage if we usually work with individual articulations. I would happily pay you for the template if you're keen and willing to share. The work involved is just not allowed in my current time schedule.
 

Denkii

Senior Member
Yeah you can find expression maps for the bbcso instruments for free. It's only when you want to use other instruments that you'll have to set up the expression maps for those of course.

If you're looking for an (almost) all encompassing set of expression map presets, I'd suggest looking into Babylon waves' offering. It's called art conductor for cubase.
He offers a set of expression maps for a vast range of libraries where you just have to load the ones you want into your template for each instrument and then save the template.
Then save the template. It's a one time setup.
Saving the time to create the expression maps on your own, this is probably manageable in 1-2 hours depending on how many instruments you use.
 
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AlainTH

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thanks Akarin.
Concerning babylon, many expression maps can be found. the coherence in the different libraries (assign same articulation with same input for all libraries) is just little time work for each instrument when you have aleady a working expression map. i suggest you try it before give money.