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Does the new 'Sound Variation Update' update eliminate the need to program keyswitches?

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asked Aug 12, 2021 in Studio One 5 by rogervincent (1,030 points)
retagged Aug 14, 2021 by rogervincent

I watched the excellent video, "#StudioOne 5.3 - Sound Variation Updates & Musical Symbols" and just wanted to know how it works?  Does this new feature mean that, as mentioned in the video, if I work with something like the East West sound library that supports sound variations that all I have to do for example, is add a phrase marking (aka slur) over a violin note sequence and it will automatically play it legato (as opposed to detaché)?  And conversely, if I don't add phrase markings, will the string sound play with the detaché articulation?  Taking it a step further, if I add a slur and tenuto marks over certain notes, will it actually play them with a portato articulation?  


I guess I'll have to submit a support ticket to get my answer?  I realize this is just other users like myself but I thought for sure at least one person would know the answer.

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answered Aug 15, 2021 by wesleypeterson (20,890 points)
It depends on the library. So for VSL you're set but most others I've used you still need to either program or download them. Thankfully, programming soundsets (what they call keyswitches now) is a much faster and easier process especially compared to Notion rules.