Hollywood OPUS Orchestrator

The Hollywood Opus library will be available soon and this video shows the Orchestrator which was designed in collaboration with Sonuscore.
The way the chords splits and the Ostinatos, arpeggios, etc. work, I could see Scaler doing some of this someday. Imagine playing chords in Scaler and having the top note go to one location the middle notes to another and the low to another. That would be astounding.
Check it out here — OPUS ORCHESTRATOR


I would love to see some form of creating your own arpeggios and ostinatos in Scaler like in the above orchestrator.

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I suspect it would be possible to route notes by pitch to different locations using MIDI Translator Pro | Bome Software , which I got to pick up sysex from my newly refurbed JD-800, and am just getting to grips with. It was used by Ableton in Push development.
I’ll give it a try.
If you haven’t already tried it, you can have the BBC Symphony Orchestra playing for you for nothing, which uses splits for different sections - it’s free
BBC Symphony Orchestra Discover
If you want to know what this will do, check it out in action with maestro Jordan Rudess (“all hail Dream Theatre”) at Jordan Rudess plays Unify + DiscoverStation for the 1st Time (WOW!) - YouTube
Wow!, is I can say to that.

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Thank you for the info. I have BBC Discover as well as many orchestral libraries I’ve collected over the years. I have East West Gold for Play which is the pre cursor to Opus.
Divisimate and Opus Orchestrator have the exact elements for Divisi but Divisimate is $200. Too much for me.
I was mainly looking to show that there are some new things coming out there that would be cool if adapted in some way by Scaler. David has hinted that Divisi is coming I think, so that could be cool.

This is great software and thanks for sharing. We are indeed thinking this way and beyond for the future of Scaler and in a way much of the content we make now will apply. I’m personally very excited about the possibilities and permutations that a future iteration of Scaler will allow.


Outstanding! Looking forward to the future!

i believe we can use UNIFY with its midibox to generate that kind of patterns

I own Divisimate but have to say using it is fiddly and even though it has some orchestration aspects in its transpose options its cumbersome to use as a separate app - even when using the iPad app with it. I mean Divisimate is great for what it solves but id rather have its functionality incorporated into something like chowder - or unify - or even a future OPUS ORCHESTRATOR - which although buggy and iffy - sounds glorious and kind of points the way forward.

So there are two aspects to what Hollywood Orchestrator/Sonuscore engine does.

The first is auto mapping of the individual notes in a chord to various instruments in an intelligent way, so you can play a chord and have it voiced among the string section, brass or whatever. I have already put in a request for this here:

The second thing Hollywood/Sonuscore does is act like a multichannel phrase arpeggiator: rather than playing block chords it can play rhythms a melodies using the notes of the chord. And the phrase being played on each of the 15 midi channels it uses can be different. It also allows for drum rhythms to be programmed operating in sync with the melodic parts.

As it stands Scaler 2.4 isn’t really set up to control more than one instrument at a time. Although multiple instances can be used it is not really designed with multiple voices in mind.

I agree this functionality would be great to have. If you want instant gratification as it stands, you can point scaler’s midi output to Hollywood Orchestrator. And Hollywood orchestrator does output the midi it sends to each of the 15 instruments on individual channels. So you could mute the East-West sounds and use other sample libraries with a bit of effort.

I’m have had some email interaction with the developer of Phrasebox, which has quite a lot in common with how Hollywood Orchestrator works, and a multichannel version of that product is definitely on his horizon.