Please see this screenshot:
I’m adding 7 more articulations to this expression map. I’m out of space. Cubase wasn’t built for size here.
1 - Please add a pop-over & single line-per group.
I suggest one line per Expression Map “group”… then when you click to pencil something in, a pop-over shows up with all available articulations for that group. I could easily put 100 items in group 1 alone, with how complex Berlin’s libraries’ are. This would remove all the unused screen real estate.
2 - Please add a “read-groups independently” feature.
Add the option for Cubase to read Group 1 first, then Group 2, then group 3. This way I can map “mute” one time… only once.
Staccato + Sul Pont
Staccato + Mute
Staccato + Sul Tasto
Staccato + Mute + Sul Pont
Staccato + Harmon Mute (stem in)
Staccato + Harmon Mute (stem out)
Staccato + Harmon Mute (stem half-out)
Staccato + Plunger Mute
Staccato + Bell Up
Staccato + Cuivre
Please add the option to make groups read independently and in order. Doing it in order would still allow playback to read groups consistently based on the playhead. Plus it would make Cubase 1,000 easier to setup and allow modular use of CC’s/KS’s (not possible right now without mapping thousands of entries). This force-grouping seems very unnecessary. It makes users define a million variables, rather than define a smaller set. Cubase should read groups intelligently, no?
I’ve requested this in the Dorico forum as well. fyi. The recent UI changes are great… but this is still a burden and very insufficient for how complex the latest libraries are getting. I believe these together adequately balance complexity, functionality, and ease-of-use needs. Thanks!