This is a free update that is forthcoming. We posted the Auto Arranger (AA) Teaser video to give you an idea of what to expect in the next few days.
Auto Arranger Teaser Video
This video teaser gives you an introduction to the Auto Arranger — a feature exclusive to LA Scoring Strings that allows you to play chords and polyphonic lines and phrases… all the while splitting your chords into divisi sections or different instruments sections (if you prefer) and maintaining an accurate player count… as opposed to having the typical cumulative player count on chords as with other stringed sample libraries. This can be a huge time-saver as well as a VERY inspirational composing tool. Listen to how easily Auto Arranger tracks the voices and splits them into divisi parts while retaining all the legato/portamento/glissando articulations.
In this demo... all the divisi sections were on 1 midi channel to demonstrate what can be achieved in real-time on 1 midi track.
In the spirit of a Living Library, this is a free update for all LASS owners. It's actually part of the LASS ver 1.5 update (due out in downloadable form in the next few days -- We'll announce it).
We're working on the manual.. which will be very important for this update. While the AA is easy to play and use, there are a couple of "rules" you have to follow.... and once you wrap your head around how it works (usually in about 5 minutes) it becomes quite intuitive. Now it almost seems archaic to go back to the old one-line-at-a-time writing... but I have to remind myself that even single line writing has it's place... and the good news is you can switch ON/OFF the AA with the flip of a CC30.
To give you a BASIC overview, there are 2 modes of playing:
Pedal Down: Allows you to play chords and lines and phrases and sustains the notes and glues the phrases together for you... but do not play note sequences in a "legato" (overlapping notes) fashion... it's actually the release of notes that tell the AA what notes are going where. So... if you play lines with a little space between the notes, it will behave as on the video.
Pedal Up: This allows you to keep adding lines while maintaining the correct player count and it will not sustain the notes.
A few notes about the video, although we had all the divisis of each instrument on the same MIDI channel (for demonstration purposes), I'd still have my template with each divisi on it's own midi channel and simply record-enable all the tracks an play. This way you can also bypass AA and use LASS as you have been... best of both worlds.
Gabor Valasek (who wrote the script exclusively for audiobro) put a lot of time and thought into this script and it does a lot of things behind the scenes. Quite frankly, sometimes it just feels like magic to me. Especially when I know as a scripter myself how difficult it is to achieve something like this.
So, we're excited to see how users will use this tool, and since it is so programmable, we're pretty sure people will find ways to use this we never even thought of.
And... we're working feverishly on the manual and final touches to the update (like lots of Multis for the users to choose from) and we'll post the download link in the audiobro official download area when its ready... just a few days still.
Thanks... and I hope you'll like it.