SWAM Big Band Template

Downloads & Instructions

Cubase / Nuendo

1. Download Project File & Performances

The first step of course is to download the SWAM Big Band template for Cubase and the performances. Save the project file and performances to a location of your choice.

2. Import Performances to Divisimate

Open Divisimate and navigate to the “Perform” Tab. Open the menu on the upper left and click on “Manage”.

In the Performance Manager you can now import a performance including all of its presets. Click on “Import…” at the bottom right, navigate to the folder where you saved the downloaded files and select the first downloaded *.dpfe file.

Repeat this process for any other Performances that you wish to use in Divisimate.

Now you can load your Performance of choice and use all included presets in Divisimate.

3. Preparing the DAW Project

Open the file SWAM Big Band.cpr in Cubase or Nuendo.

The SWAM instruments are all already loaded into the correct instrument slots. If you also have the VST3 full version of EAReverb2 installed, you are already ready to go. If you do not own EAReverb2, replace all the instances with a reverb of your choice. You can also load instruments of your choice for Bass, Drums and Piano.

4. Record & Play

Now record enable all the instrument tracks, load a preset from one of the dedicated Performances and start playing!

You can now customize the template to your needs – the only thing that is important are the input routings and instrument assignments of the 16 instrument tracks. You can create folders, to group routings, or add more tracks to the project to work with them in bypass mode and of course mix adjust all the mix to your needs.

This template is only a starting point for your journey with Divisimate.

Learn more about working with Divisimate in Cubase and Nuendo in our Quickstart Guide.


Windows Only: On Windows, most MIDI Devices can only be used by one application at a time. Your Divisimate Ports may be used by a different application that initialized them before Cubase could get to them. If you have another application running (like another DAW or MIDI Utility) that is using any of the Divisimate Ports, these ports can not be used at the same time in Cubase, even though everything looks just fine in Cubase. Make sure to close this application or at least disconnect the Divisimate Ports.

After you have done that completely close Cubase and open it up again.

If you are on Mac make sure that Divisimate is open – the ports do not exist

In some cases on Windows it can happen that Cubase does not recognize and reconnect Divisimate Ports from a project created on another system.

In this case you will need to re-assign the different ports on the different instrument and MIDI tracks. Here’s the exact ensemble layout:

  • Port 1: Piccolo
  • Port 2: Flute 1
  • Port 3: Flute 2 / Alto Flute
  • Port 4: Oboe 1
  • Port 5: Oboe 2
  • Port 6: English Horn
  • Port 7: Clarinet in Bb 1
  • Port 8: Clarinet in Bb 2
  • Port 9: Bass Clarinet
  • Port 10: Bassoon 1
  • Port 11: Bassoon 2
  • Port 12: Contrabassoon
  • Port 13: Horn in F 1
  • Port 14: Horn in F 2
  • Port 15: Horn in F 3
  • Port 16: Horn in F 4
  • Port 17: Trumpet in Bb 1
  • Port 18: Trumpet in Bb 2
  • Port 19: Trumpet in Bb 3
  • Port 20: Trumpet in Bb 4
  • Port 21: Tenor Trombone 1
  • Port 22: Tenor Trombone 2
  • Port 23: Tenor Trombone 3
  • Port 24: Bass Trombone
  • Port 25: Tuba
  • Port 26: Piano
  • Port 27: Harp
  • Port 28: Violin 1
  • Port 29: Violin 2
  • Port 30: Violas
  • Port 31: Celli
  • Port 32: Double Basses

Open the door to a whole new workflow

Divisimate is available as a standalone orchestration software for music creators. Compose, orchestrate and record all instruments at once in your DAW.

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