You are here

Nextmidi Divisimate

Arrangement Software By Nick Magnus

The routing system is very intuitive, even with complex configurations. Here, four voices are routed to five string parts: voice 4 plays cellos coupled with basses and contra bassoon playing an octave lower. Voices 1, 2 and 3 also play trumpet staccatos via three Repeaters, whilst the Melody voice plays flute and clarinet in octaves. The Low range is used for keyswitched articulation changes in the strings.The routing system is very intuitive, even with complex configurations. Here, four voices are routed to five string parts: voice 4 plays cellos coupled with basses and contra bassoon playing an octave lower. Voices 1, 2 and 3 also play trumpet staccatos via three Repeaters, whilst the Melody voice plays flute and clarinet in octaves. The Low range is used for keyswitched articulation changes in the strings.

Suffering for your orchestral arrangements? Divisimate can help.

Creating multi-part MIDI orchestral arrangements is challenging and absorbing, but it can also be a daunting process, especially when you start with a blank canvas. What combination of instruments will work best, and which voicings? One typical workflow is to lay each part down one by one, choosing sounds and building the arrangement as you go. Alternatively, you might opt to work out parts using one instrument — a piano or a generic polyphonic string patch, for example — and then split the parts out by hand to individual MIDI tracks. Both approaches can be very time-consuming, with frequent returns to the drawing board. Wouldn't it be great if you could simply play, and hear each note of a chord going to its intended instrument — and record the results — all in real time? Well now you can, as this is exactly what Divisimate is designed to do.

DAW Integration

Divisimate runs as a stand-alone application that mediates between your MIDI keyboard and DAW, in much the same way that a stompbox sits between a guitar and amplifier, except it's processing MIDI events, not audio. It appears in your DAW as 32 virtual MIDI ports, each port addressing its own VST Instrument. Divisimate intercepts incoming chords from the keyboard and splits them into individual 'voices', each of which is sent to one of the 32 ports. In order for the DAW to acknowledge the...

You are reading one of the locked Subscriber-only articles from our latest 5 issues.

You've read 20% of this article for free, so to continue reading...

  • Buy & Download this Single Article in PDF format £1.00 GBP$1.49 USD
    For less than the price of a coffee, buy now and immediately download to your computer or smartphone.
     
  • Buy & Download the Full Issue PDF 
    Our 'full SOS magazine' for smartphone/tablet/computer. More info...
     
  • Buy a DIGITAL subscription (or Print + Digital)
    Instantly unlock ALL premium web articles! Visit our ShopStore.
Published August 2020