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Import Maps

Now Audio Grocery owners can import former Maps v3.0 via
a Text File or via the computer Clipboard. You can copy the
Maps directly in the Scripter Editor and import them from the
Clipboard (Fig.9.1). You can edit your old Maps and store
them as AG Editor Presets.

Always on Top

This feature provides a direct view of the Editor and the
Instrument Articulation parameters, letting you create Maps
easily (Fig.9.2). You can enable/disable “Always on Top” in the
Editor Window menu or by right clicking the AG icon in the dock.

(Fig.9)
Logic Import Articulation Maps

Multi Selection Channel Assignment

The Multi Selection Channel assignment is an important
feature which allows you to manage the Maps Channel
according to the Multi Instrument setup.

EXAMPLE 1: Fig.8.1 illustrates how to change the Trombone
Maps (MIDI Channel 3) simultaneously. You can select all
Trombone Maps by pressing the Numerical computer key 3
and set the Channel column or the MIDI Channel assignment
box to Channel 11.

EXAMPLE 2: Fig.8.2 illustrates another scenario where you
can select several Maps (set to a different MIDI Channel) and
shift the Channel range from Ch.1-5 to Ch.8-12.

(Fig.8)
Logic Articulation Channel assignment
(Fig.7)
Logic Instrument Articulation Names
(Fig.6)

Instrument Names

AG Logic Articulation Maps editor offers two types of Instrument
Name assignments which depend on the Maps export Mode:
Multi Timbral Mode (Fig.7). You can set Instrument names for
each MIDI Channel in this Mode. After “Copy to Clipboard”
(Editor) -> “Paste” (Logic AG Switcher) procedure, the MIDI FX
plugin (AG Switcher) creates multiple parameter menus by MIDI
Channel, labeled after the Channel names.
Mono Timbral Mode - a Single Track (LASS, EWPlay, EXS24 etc).
You can create Maps and Channel names as well, however,
only the top Instrument Name will be displayed as a Scripter
parameter name. AG Articulation Switcher creates a single
parameter menu for the “Single Track” Modes, that is why it is
a good idea to use a complex Instrument/Patch name, such as
“HW Violins”, “HW Violas” etc.

Logic Maps Editor Edit Menu

Quick Maps Selection

Selection by MIDI Channel via the computer Numerical keys.
Vertical Maps selection via the Shift key + clicking.
Custom Maps selection via the Command key + clicking.
Select Equal Channels via Edit menu or key command “E”.
Select Unequal Channels via Edit menu or key command “U”.
Invert Selection via Edit menu or key command “I”.

Additional Operations

Duplicate Selected Maps via Edit menu or key command “D”.
Clear Map Assignments via Edit menu or key command “C”.
Swap KS1 & KS2 via Edit menu or key command “S”.

Logic Articulation Map Assignments
(Fig.5)

Map Assignments - Batch Editing

You can select all Maps which belong to a given MIDI Channel
(see Quick Selection) and transpose the Key Switches or
change the Program and the Controller assignments in one go.

EXAMPLE: The Cello Maps Ch.3 have been copied to Ch.4 and
batch renamed to “Cb” (Fig.5). During Maps multiple selection,
the Editor shows the Map Assignments of the top selected Map.
You can transpose the Key Switch C0 (by double clicking or
rolling it) to C5. In this case the Key Switches of all selected
Maps are batch transposed in parallel (C0-F0) -> (C5-F5).
You can use the same procedure with the KS2, Program and
Controller Assignments.

(Fig.4)
Logic Articulation copy next MIDI Channel
(Fig.3)
(Fig.2)

Copy Maps with Next MIDI Channel

Many Instruments offer the same articulation assignments
for the patches loaded into different MIDI Channels.
For example, the Violins, Violas and Cellos may use the same
articulation names and Key Switch assignments. In this case,
you can select all Violin Maps and copy them by pressing the
“Copy Maps Next Channel” button. The duplicated Maps
(Fig.4) are selected automatically. You can type a short
Instrument Name in any “---“ text field to name all selected
Maps in one go, for example , “Va” (Violas).

Logic Articulation copy next Key Switch

Copy Map with Next Key Switch

AG Logic Articulation Maps Editor offers two “Copy Map Next
Key Switch” algorithms which can be used according to the
Instrument Key Switch specifics:
Copy KS Semitone. This algorithm increases the KS Map
assignment by a semitone.
Copy KS White Keys. This algorithm increases the KS Map
assignment following the white piano keys order.
For example, you can select the first created Map “1.Vn.Sus”
(Fig.3) and press the “Copy Map Next KS1” button.
A new duplicated Map is created with the next Key Switch
Note number (KS2, Program, CC1 & CC2 are copied as well).
After the quick duplication you only type a short articulation
name in the “---“ text field.

Logic Spitfire Articulations
(Fig.1)

AG Articulation Map

An Articulation Map is a collection of MIDI assignments.
AG Articulation Map includes a MIDI Channel, two Key Switches,
a Program Change and two Controllers, which are sent to the
Instrument to switch the articulation, or to switch the
Instrument MIDI Channel and articulation simultaneously.
There are two types of Articulation Maps:
MIDI Channel assignment only. You assign different MIDI
Channels (1-16) for each Map. This assignment type behaves
as a “Standard MIDI Channel Switcher” and is ideal for
switching a single patch Instruments (LASS, EW Play etc.)
via a single Logic track.
MIDI Channel and KS, PC, CC. You can set a custom MIDI Channel, two Key Switches, a Program Change and two
Controllers to recall a given articulation according to
the Instrument specifics.

 

Simple Map (Ch & KS1) assignment.
Fig.1 illustrates a simple Map assignment which switches
the Spitfire ICENI "Woodwinds Low" legato via Key Switches.

Advanced Map (Ch, KS1, KS2 & CC) assignment.
Fig.2 illustrates advanced Map assignment which switches
the following parameters in the Vienna Instrument:
• Key Sw. 1 switches the correspondent Matrix.
• Key Sw. 2 switches the X Matrix axis ("pPo" column).
• Controller 1 switches the Y Matrix axis ("pPo" row).

Logic Vienna Articulations

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The finest brand new Logic Articulation Maps Editor (OS X application) allows you to create and manage Maps
like never before. The Maps structure offers: Two Key Switches, a Program Change and two CC assignments,
as well as KS Latching and MIDI Part name assignments. The Editor supports two Instrument Modes:

Mono Timbral Mode. A single track "MIDI Channel and Articulation" switching via text automation & programs.
Multi Timbral Mode. Articulation switching for Logic Multi-Timbral Instruments via text automation & programs.