Tracks that are saved as Track Archive XML files no longer retain their Expression Map information anymore when imported and enabled again.
This is a critical feature and worked in 10.0.50 and previous versions.
Here are the steps:
1 - Create a new empty Cubase project.
2 - Create an instrument track.
3 - Create and assign an Expression Map to the track.
4 - Save the track as Track Archive (File > Export > Selected Tracks [It does not matter if Copy or Reference media files are selected or the new compatibility box is checked or not]).
5 - Close the project.
6 - Create another new empty Cubase project.
7 - Import the Track Archive file into the project.
- Result: The Expression Map is gone.
The same is true regardless of the track being disabled or enabled before the export. I normally save (prior to 10.5) many tracks at once in a disabled state and all Expression Maps are restored.
This was not the case in earlier versions and is an integral part of my workflow.
For now, I am forced to continue to work with 10.0.50.
I hope that this is an easy fix and you can include it in the next maintenance update.
Thank you all at Steinberg for your great work with 10.5.