Actually, I was just demoing Overture 5 from sonic score over the weekend. Yes, it is buggy right now, crashes a lot when configuring articulations....but this is "THE RIGHT IDEA"! I have for so long wanted my DAW to allow me to record midi, but edit in Notation. And have the ability to either playback the notation or the Midi performance. I mean holy cow that is awesome. Or how about Write in Notation, but then in the track view of that notation, change the midi data, but not affect that actually notation to get a humanized performance.
Yes, I bought Notion to do Rewire into S1, but the articulation mapping is freaking insane...I mean...Really, some strange scripting "Thing" that if you can figure out how to get it to keyswitch a instrument correctly, then muddies up the score with channel switch tags...? Overture does it correctly. It is limited to its ability to route multiple instruments into a single instance of VEP5, but heck, it still allows you to do it. I have to create one VEP instance per orchesta instrument, like yeah...it will be a lot to map it across. Articulations are easy to setup, its a one to one channel and keyswitching or program change settings. actually only seconds to create, and when writing in notation or recording midi performance into it, or writing in piano roll "yes it has all of it" you and also write, record any CC data to the track. The stability issues are when you are righting articulations and changing them.. At least that is when I run into it. Set staccato, maybe a legato, and then delete it and it will crash.
If S1 did this...Actually had all of this build into it, I mean everything that Overture 5 can do, inside Studio One...I would be on cloud nine. I mean as it is I am already looking at Overture 5 as my Composing tool. I can just export all midi data out and import into S1 for fine tuning. Overture does have Video and time lock for film composers like me I just hate the extra step of having to export/import everything back into S1 then re-lock to film.
I am also concerned with Overture 5's stability. I know its BETA, but if the could resolve that...then maybe I am in. But Studio One should do this...I am a composer, I write for film, games and it would be so nice to think like a musician for once. As it is, I already write my stuff by hand when I am really thinking out a part, but it would be so nice to be right into the DAW, looking at it.
PreSonus, Please take a look at what Overture is doing, I know you could do this. Studio one is Freaking amazing, I am a recent Cubase convert. If you added this to Studio One as a solution for Notation and Expression Maps, You would dominate the market for Film and Media composers...Hands down.
Thanks for listening to me and I really hope I was offering something meaningful to this conversation. I am not trying to sell another companies product, I already Own Studio one which I love, and Notion, which is great and is 50% there in my opinion. Overture 5 is 90%-95% there in my opinion and is the solution I was looking for for years and years...Its just not a DAW.