Most collections have true legato (interval sampling) for all sections and solo instruments. To achieve the highest level of realism and detail, we have recorded every interval up to an octave. This means you will hear the natural transitions from one note to another. Every true legato patch is sampled with one (Soloists) or several dynamic crossfade layers. Capsule uses an Adaptive Legato technology. While you play, the instrument analyses your playing style and adjusts the transitions automatically.
The True Legato patches adjust to your playing by automatically shaping transitions. The process is fully automatic and there are no special controls.
Berlin Woodwinds, Berlin Strings & Berlin Brass, Glory Days and Nocturne Series
Adaptive Legato View
The Adaptive Legato in Berlin Woodwinds Revive, Berlin Strings, Berlin Brass and the Nocturne Series will react to your playing and choose the correct style automatically. You can see which style is currently used in the Style view to the left of the Main Knob. Use the solo buttons to the left of the style panels to force the script to use this particular style.
You can solo a particular Legato style by clicking on its “S” icon. This will make the instrument play this style only.
In addition, if you click on the name of the Legato style as opposed to clicking on the “S” icon, this style will be soloed, but also the other styles will be purged from memory.
The Nocturne Series extends the legato concept to feature four unique speed zones for each of its four sustain types. Depending on your playing speed, different transition lengths will be triggered, namely 1/2 bar, 1/4 bar and 1/8 bar legato. Very fast playing triggers a special Runs Legato.
Berlin Brass, on some instruments, also features regular Slurred Legato as well as Re-Tongued legato. In Slurred Legato, all notes are tightly connected, whereas the Re-Tongued Legato provides a more pronounced legato transition. Both styles can be selected in the UI to the right of the Main Knob.
You can adjust the volume of the transitions with the Legato Volume knob in the Mixer View of each legato-enabled patch.
Velocity-triggered Sustain/Legato Expression
A lot of long notes patches have multiple expressions recorded which are triggered by keyboard velocity. These sustain variations, which are also provided as separate sustains, are combined in one in the Legato patches.
Legato patches in Berlin Woodwinds Revive, Berlin Strings, Berlin Strings - First Chairs and Berlin Brass trigger Soft Attacks at low velocity and accented sustains at high velocity; Portamento transitions trigger at high velocity; the middle range plays regular sustains with transitions according to the current speed zone. Legato patches in Berlin Brass - Additional Instruments and Berlin Brass - Muted Brass play Soft Attacks at low velocity and Immediate Attacks above. In Berlin Strings - First Chairs a single legato style is used. The soft/accented/immediate sustain styles are available as separate sustain patches outside of the Legato patch.
The Nocturne Series, in both Legato and Sustains patches, play regular sustains at middle velocity. Low and High Velocity trigger special expressions, depending on the patch. These include swells (soft to loud to soft), crescendo and decrescendo. These expressions are individual for every sustain type (2 bar, 1 bar, ...). At high velocity, Legato patches will also trigger a portamento transition.
You can configure the high and low threshold in the Patch Settings.
The Nocturne Series features alternative transitions that can be triggered instead of the regular transitions. This feature is controlled by a CC assignable in the Controller Table. When the CC is engaged, the Nocturne Series will use Détaché transitions.
Woodwind Soloists Series
Woodwind Soloists Adaptive Legato
BWW EXP B/C feature a special version of the adaptive legato script. While you play, the instrument analyses your playing style and adjusts the transitions automatically. This allows for very expressive playing at any tempo. With the exception of Flute and Alto Flute, all legato patches feature two distinct legato styles:
- Slurred Legato, where all notes are connected.
- Re-tongued Legato, where the note is played anew after the transition, emphasizing it. This style allows you to play re-tongued legato passages without time-consuming work in the piano roll.
You can switch between the two styles in the GUI. Go to the Controller Table to assign a controller to select the legato styles.
The Clarinet, Bass Flute, and Bass Clarinet feature no-vibrato legato, vibrato legato, and sustains.
For added realism, you can add a breath noise while playing. This function can be assigned to a CC or Midi Note in the Controller Table on the Performance page.
Sing the phrase you are about to play - and when you need to breathe, so probably does the instrumentalist. This is the right place to insert some breath noise.
When playing a slow passage followed by some faster notes, sometimes the slow transition of the last slow note will be cut off. This is because the script is not able to look into the future, so it has no way of knowing beforehand what the user is going to play next. You can easily manually work around this issue by manually moving the first note forward slightly in the piano roll/key editor of your sequencer. While the script can not look into the future - you can! So we have inserted a keyswitch at Bb-1 which will enable a special Automatic Fast Mode as long as you hold down the keyswitch and bypass the issue this way. Remember to use it and you should not encounter any cut notes.