REAL-TIME ORCHESTRATOR (RTO)
A groundbreaking feature is enabling polyphonic, poly-rhythmic legato across a mixed section of instruments. Using RTO, you can play an entire article on the keyboard, and the notes you play are orchestrated in real-time and distributed to the various devices in the RTO multi, based on orchestration schemes that you can create yourself. This is a robust system that is extremely easy to use. Great for live shows, as well as tracking under tight deadlines. It also offers articulation presets which can replace the built-in key-switching with alternative midi triggers such as foot-switches, freeing your left hand for playing notes rather than key-switches.
From now on, you can use any of the Broadway Big Band wind instruments multiple times in the arrangement or a multi, even when playing unison, creating a realistic section of various devices. This means that even with multiple instances of just one device, you can still get a practical part of various devices playing in unison. The feature is not some doubling effect, but rather it uses different samples and performs slight adjustments to make sure each instance of the instrument sounds a little different from the other. The results are very realistic. The feature also includes “Humanize” and “Detune” knobs for further control over the section sound.
NOTATION SOFTWARE SUPPORT
With version 2.0, “Notation mode” has been added to all of the Broadway Big Band instruments, to enable notation programs to communicate with Broadway Big Band and use it for playback of scores, including all included articulations and dynamics. The new Notation mode also allows integration with Cubase Expression maps. This was not previously possible due to the unique articulation switching system in Broadway Big Band. The new Notation Mode uses an alternative method of key-switching that is more in line with the way notation programs operate.
VELOCITY CURVE CONTROL
Due to the extended dynamic range of the wind instruments included in Broadway Big Band, it is sometimes challenging to keep dynamics under control when using a MIDI keyboard’s velocity. To help overcome this, we’ve added a new knob to control the velocity curve, which allows adjusting the responsiveness of the Broadway Big Band instruments to various MIDI keyboards. The new velocity curve control feature can also be MIDI automated to make changes within a song as needed.
A NEW ARTICULATION ADDED TO TENOR SAXOPHONE 1
FP+Vibrato, Added both as a short articulation and in combination with the existing “Strong Vibrato” articulation, as a new “Deep Vibrato” playing mode.
VARIOUS IMPROVEMENTS IN PROGRAMMING AND UI
Improved consistency of levels and envelope programming and a new and enhanced user interface.