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wkundrus

New Member
Yeah, happens to me too. In VEPro though. Just crashes for no reason. Not often though. Yesterday it crashed when I hit the "mood" button to change it to Epic. I took it as a harbinger. Stay away from Epic music.

In all seriousness though. Opus is way more stable than Play when it was first released then Play became one of my most stable plugins. I'm sure given enough feedback from us public beta testers they'll make Opus just as stable as Kontakt. It's a great little Player and I wish them all the best with it because I know that soon I'll be depending on it. It sounds so good.
Send crash dumps to support please.
 

wkundrus

New Member
Been running Opus since it first came out in Logic with no problems at all, then last night out of nowhere it crashed while I was not even doing anything in Logic or Opus, they were just open and sitting there - wasn't even using the computer for anything at all. Today the same thing happened again????

Absolutely nothing has changed in my system at all, no new plug-ins or applications, hardware changes or software changes - nothing...... not cool - I don't want to play detective
Can you look at ~/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports and send us the crash dumps ? Thanks
 

szczaw

Active Member
Yes, please. I am eager to learn.
Immediate improvement would be some indication of playing position (step being triggered) in the step editor. What I would find very useful is capturing of arpeggiator 'pattern' by recording a sequence from a daw and mapping it to arpeggiator steps.
 

gst98

Senior Member
Can you explain ? If the threshold is exceeded you get Portamento or Legato ?
yes, of course!

Any patch that contains more than one legato type (legato slur + portamento) uses velocity to determine which one to trigger. Currently, it is something like velocities 1-50 are portamento, and 51-127 are legato slur.

It would be really nice for the user to be able to set the threshold which determines which triggers. In my case, I would love to set it to be 1-20 port and 21-127 legato slur so I don't have to hammer the keyboard so hard to ensure a legato slur transition.

Thank you for listening to feedback!
 

ThomasS

Member
Did you create a template for Dorico? Does it sound good compared to Noteperformer?
Still working on a Dorico template. It’s not easy with expression map setup, but you can do a lot with time. Of course noteperformer sounds damn good and works flawlessly with Dorico so it is not bad for winds and brass, but pretty weak for strings, and even worse for choir. In fact, I got some good results with a few files already made by keeping noteperformer for everything but replacing its strings with Opus. So I am first making a string multi for opus/dorico with more patches than the KS masters and mapping them to Dorico texts and symbols, and Dorico can automatically change patches without any key switch like if a note is short it will automatically play staccato, etc. Balancing an orchestra is quick and automatic with Noteperformer but ultimately a score will sound better with Opus.
 

szczaw

Active Member
Immediate improvement would be some indication of playing position (step being triggered) in the step editor. What I would find very useful is capturing of arpeggiator 'pattern' by recording a sequence from a daw and mapping it to arpeggiator steps.
To illustrate, if this is the captured midi, set the starting position, keep the timing and remap notes to steps.

arp capture.jpg
 

szczaw

Active Member
Immediate improvement would be some indication of playing position (step being triggered) in the step editor. What I would find very useful is capturing of arpeggiator 'pattern' by recording a sequence from a daw and mapping it to arpeggiator steps.
If you want to get 'sophisticated', add chord recognition and in addition to grabbing arp steps, capture notes relative to chord notes and on top add snapping to specified scale and key :2thumbs:
 

DrTim

New Member
Anybody getting drops outs when HOPUS has been idle for a while? Almost like it needs to reconnect with the samples due to an auto purge feature or something. When I leave it alone for a while then come back to HOPUS Strings and start playing it's like the samples have an audible latency click until that sample has been played a few times similar to when you purge samples in Kontakt then play the sample. But in HOPUS I haven't purged the samples.

And, before you ask, no I haven't read the manual. I just looked at it to admire it's beauty.
Definitely happening to me as well, Logic Pro X, Intel chip.
 

Jeremy Spencer

Senior Member
Two issues with Orchestrator are very annoying....

1) Sustain pedal doesn’t work

2) You need to manually line up the arrangement after recording a part into Logic.
 

ThomasS

Member
The Orchestrator use a 40 ms constant delay. You can simply set the track delay to -40ms. The sustain pedal is on our list. Thx
1) In addition to the sustain pedal (which will be great) a useful addition would be "latch mode."

2) Another obvious feature would a plain vanilla "Midi Thru" option based on the notes you play - choosing either top-down or bottom-up - exactly the way divisimate does it. That is, instead of just having Top, Bottom, Middle or middle-two, etc. (which really favors triads more than chords with 4+ tones) you should also be able to assign the note order of any instrument from top down or bottom up.
I am now achieving this by running Divisimate into multiple instances of the Orchestrator, and it works great and greatly increases its functionality - with more creative control over voicing and spacing - but I was thinking that Orchestrator can do so much more than Divisimate in other ways, but still can't do this simple thing that Divisimate does.
 
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M4T

New Member
For Windows + Cubase + HOPUS:
I fixed most of my crashes and RAM issues by disabling sample preload in Opus preferences. The Manual says that is it ONLY for M2 or Raid drives, but with my old 6700k + Standard SSD it works fine.
No crash since 2 days ago .... I have like 25 tracks including 5 instances of Orchestrator and 7G of RAM only, CPU is relax as well Capture d’écran 2021-05-11 084335.jpg
 
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pcarrilho

Member
I have CC Plus subscription, and in my PC, a installed the full version, and everything works fine.

On my macbook M1, i installed some libs (like Ra, Silk, ...) and everything works.
I installed Opus hollywood GOLD versions, and it its nor working. These libs do not appears on Opus Browser...

Anyone with the same problem?
 

wkundrus

New Member
I have CC Plus subscription, and in my PC, a installed the full version, and everything works fine.

On my macbook M1, i installed some libs (like Ra, Silk, ...) and everything works.
I installed Opus hollywood GOLD versions, and it its nor working. These libs do not appears on Opus Browser...

Anyone with the same problem?
How did you install the Gold version ? Copying it over or use the Installation Center ?
 

AllenConstantine

Senior Member
Hey Matt,

Just confirming I tried lowering the buffer size to 128 and the drop notes/poor timing issues drastically decrease. The opposite way, setting the buffer size to 2048, it is practically unplayable.

As this issue needs to be clearly addressed in the future, there are some more things to look into, because as Matt said, having large projects streamed at 128, would be a CPU killer.

Opus needs some good optimization. @EastWestSupport, can you look into this?
@wkundrus Any updates on this?
@SymphonicSamples
 

jps0611

New Member
@wkundrus Just want to say...I am tremendously excited about the potential for Opus. The midi editor in the orchestrator is truly a revolution in digital orchestral scoring.

As you're planning out future developments and optimizations...one thing I'd love to see if the ability to use more articulations and even switch articulations from the midi sequencer. Currently, if I want to write a passage that uses both legato and staccato...I need to use to separate instances of Opus. It would be awesome to streamline this.

Cheers!
 
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