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Multiple techniques at once

So a cool feature of BBCSO is that you can select multiple techniques to play at once by ctrl-clicking in the panel. But, somewhat bizarrely, that's the ONLY way to do it - there isn't any way to AUTOMATE the use of multiple techniques. Which rather drastically limits the usefulness of this ability. It's a bit of tease really. Enough to prove it's possible to, say, layer in a short here and there for some extra punch without creating an entire separate track for it. But without actually letting me do it in any practical way.

I've already put in a support ticket on this and confirmed it isn't possible and requested the feature, but I'm curious about others' opinions. Granted I'm more anal than most about keeping my tracks limited, but surely I'm not the only one who would find this a very useful feature?


  • Can't say I've ever thought about it.

    It'd be cool if they did it similarly to keyswitches, but I don't use keyswitching either. :P

  • I saw that feature and had the exact same question as you. It almost seems like the assumption (conscious or otherwise) was that one selects the technique for the track and then it is just saved with the track and that's it. But I use automation in Reaper to change articulations, and have come up against the same question as to how to select multiple ones at the same time.

  • Yeah that's what I was thinking, like if you program two keyswitches to happen simultaneously it will engage both (I tried this and it still picked only one). And yeah I know some people don't use keyswitches at all, so they wouldn't care about this. I guess the Spitfire engineers fall into that group lol. But I think in terms of instruments, not articulations, so I love keyswitches. And mostly I'm really happy with how the BBC interface lets me use them. Just this one glaring omission...

  • Angus
    Angus admin
    100 Comments 100 Likes 5 Answers Spitfire Employee

    Hi @RGallitan

    Whilst I can't promise this will be a feature in the future, it has already been noted down as a feature request by our team. I have now linked this forum post to our Product Team so that they are aware of your feedback.

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