I saw the tutorial video and it mentions the new feature in Dorico 3, now you can set a secondary volume control for expression maps for virtual instruments that use two. In my case I have a string VSTi that uses CC1 (Mod Wheel) to set the overall dynamic and CC11 (Expression) which is used for manual minimal changes to the overall volume in order to produce more expressive and realistic phrasing; Velocity is completely ignored. So my question is, given that in my case CC1 is the ‘‘important one’’ and CC11 is used AFTER everything else to create a better phrasing, which one should be set as the primary dynamic control and which as the secondary one, and why? How does Dorico 3 use the secondary dynamic different to the primary one when both are different CCs?
I looked at the manual and the Expression Maps section is literally copy pasted from Dorico 2, which doesn’t make sense because in Dorico 3 the Expression Maps window got some changes, so it doesn’t mention anything of this and I believe it should be addressed. I looked at the Dorico 3 Version History PDF and it doesn’t say how does Dorico use these parameters when both Primary and Secondary volume control are set as different CCs either (it only mentions if CC1 is set as primary volume/dynamic control and Velocity as Secondary).
Even in the example given by the Version History PDF, it doesn’t exactly explain how does Dorico utilize that information… Does Dorico generate different MIDI data for the Secondary volume control or does it just copy the MIDI data from the Primary one?
Also some playback questions: Does Dorico try to create some phrasing (intensity changes) for playback? I know dynamic markings and hairpins are translated to the Primary Volume Control set in the Expression Map, be it Velocity or a CC, but does Dorico also generate minimal variations in order to create phrasing? If yes, can that data be sent to the Secondary Volume control while only sending the Dynamic markings to the Primary Volume Control, following the rationale used by my VSTi when using CC1 and CC11?