A few months ago I decided to overhaul my orchestral template. As many of you can imagine this meant entering an almost endless rabbit hole… After putting together a sample template on VEP and Digital Performer I decided to learn how to use, and program touch interfaces with Lemur. After countless hours of work and research I now have a system that I could only dream of before. Since this system conveniently puts the iPad and touch operations first and foremost, I decided to call it Composer Bridge, after a boat bridge (or command deck).
I believe showing some of the features of Composer Bridge could be beneficial to the many composers who are designing their own templates and refining their workflow. That’s why I created the video below.
You will notice that Composer Bridge is feature-packed. Therefore I couldn’t cover all and I don’t explain how I achieved some of the awesome functionalities since I didn’t want the video to be hours long. But I am happy to share more in case I see enough interest in the comment section and on socials.
Here is an index in case you’d only like to learn about a specific area of Composer Bridge:
00:00 – Intro
02:07 – 01. One channel per instrumenta quick look at VEP
02:35 – 02. Vienna Ensemble Pro
03:03 – 03. Bounce-friendly
03:58 – 04. Instrument selection
04:27 – 05. Instruments control
05:28 – 06. Bidirectional MIDI
06:10 – 07. Counter and time display
06:48 – 08. Basic DAW controls
07:07 – 09. Quick tools and macros
07:57 – 10. Project setup options
08:28 – 11. Editing tools & quantise options
08:48 – 12. Navigation tools & markers
09:05 – 13. Beyond MIDI control
09:22 – 14. Upcoming features
09:41 – Conclusion
That’s it for now, should there be much interest around it you will hear more about Composer Bridge in the future. Now it’s time to sail the ship towards new exciting compositions. Ahoy everyone!