I can’t get this combination to work properly.
Maybe I’m doing something wrong.
VLNS Combi 2
In fact all HSO instruments.
I can initiate the Expression Map, but to get it to work, I have to initially activate the expression maps live from a midi keyboard.
I can’t reload a song, and have the expression map call the chosen expression.
E.G. before the melody, I have C0 play Tremelo.
Even though there is a C0 before the melody in the key editor, Cubase ignores this note data.
It has to first have a live midi input of C0, before the expression map will work.
The Latch function will not work until I click latch / unlatch / latch in the expression map editor.
Therefore, it is impossible to have a Cubase song, with the right expression maps, and associated notes, playback the arrangement as saved.
Viola Combi Solo
It defaults to Trills WT
Not the most pleasing expression to default to.
Once having gone through the agro above, to get the expression maps to work:
It will choose from the 12 available expressions / articulations.
But for some reason, it will play these AND the Trills WT.
It plays 2 articulations at once - always.
(It will play just the one articulation - the Trills WT - only with the expression map not loaded)
Also, the latch just doesn’t work at all for this expression map.
Shame really, because the HSO sounds quite nice, but trying to get the Expression Maps to work for the last 4 hours, somewhat ruins expectations.
Also, in the Expression Map inspector:
We can see articulations, but why not put a simple switch (note-on) next to each articulation to choose the corresponding expression?
Instead, we have to choose it from our master keyboard.
Which if you’re using a portable usb keyboard, makes it very frustrating.
In fact, unless you’re using it with your 127 note master keyboard, it’s pretty un-use-able.
What I do like about the expression maps is:
When they’re eventually working - they’re probably going to be a great idea.
I also like the default of having the Modulation CC1 setup to control the volume in HSO.
Hopefully - I’m doing something wrong.
Or I haven’t set something up properly - would sadly mean I’m finding it fairly unintuitive at the moment.
I couldn’t find a video for how to use the expression maps / note expression either.
Looking forward for any helpful advice.