Babylonwaves has released Art Conductor Articulation Switching for PreSonus Studio One. The 7000 Sound Variation templates support more than 430 libraries.
Here's what they say:
Art Conductor set out to make articulation switching a truthfully enjoyable experience for Studio One owners. The way the templates are laid out is designed to get the best out of commercial sample libraries by instilling life and additional realism. Because, in layman's terms, real orchestral instrument players switch their articulation all the time.
So how does it work? With Art Conductor, the most important articulations share the same key switches, use the same naming convention and articulation color across the board. Regions can be moved from one orchestra instrument to another and the most important articulations will transfer over.
Unified key switches
A Sustained note gets always activated using the note C, whereas, for instance, you dial up Staccato with the trigger note F. The default key switches of the libraries are all setup differently and Art Conductor solves that for you. For those who prefer a menu, the first entry in the list of articulations is always a Sustain and all the rest is sorted alphabetically.
Short notes are red, Long notes are blue, anything with movement like Trills show in green. You can look at the edit window and you instantly see which type of articulation is playing, even without reading any name.
Normally, moving a musical motive to a different instrument will render the articulation switches you've assigned before useless. Art Conductor uses a clever matrices technology to carry the most important articulations over in context.
A full list of compatible libraries is available on the the babylonwaves website.
Intro Price: 74.50 Euro (Reg. 108.90 Euro).