Expression Map - Helpful Additions

Also, folders for keeping your project Expression Maps organized!

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Also if this bug could be fixed.

https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=253&t=117118&p=637311&hilit=expression+map+retro#p637311

It’s been reported before but never addressed. =(

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+1 - Essential!

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+1 to the original post. Great ideas!

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+1 - the users have spoken.! In great numbers.! With great ideas.! :slight_smile:

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There is an issue when deleting Expression Maps in the Exp. Map setup. It seems to change the order and thus reassigns Exp. Maps to different tracks. :confused:

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+1 for these great and long overdue improvements!

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+1

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Often times one needs to transpose key switches to an higher or lower octave. The VSL Vienna Instruments player has the ability to transpose all key switches by a simple click and drag. This would be great in the Expression Map setup. There is this sort of but it only works for one note at a time. To be able to select e.g everything from C0 to B1 and then transpose them up and out of the conflicting range while leaving everything from C-2 to B-1 would be great. Even if there was a keyboard in the UI to indicate the range as well.

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+1000

Expression maps need a LOT of love. Great concept, implemented pretty well, just really need some updating now they’re really catching on.

Sorting by name would be a good start, and duplicate.

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Please consider liking my post it is called ‘Expression Maps Overhaul’ it is in the Cubase 10 forum.

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+1 for being able to “select” an expression map and also to be able to see ALL expression maps in the inspector.

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The new forums has a voting system. Not sure if Steinberg is using it per se, but everyone can add their vote for this feature using the Vote button above. Probably more effective than ‘+1’ replies.

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Totally agree. Much needed.
Updating a map from disk is also a pain, as it does not get overwritten and you have to rename them and assign them to each instrument.

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Steinberg! :heart_eyes:

The multitude have spoken!. 10 years now and no update!

Please! Please do not let your public wait until Cubase 12!

Yes, we know MIDI 2 will change everything

Expression maps are both fantastic and poorly implemented

The best and the worst bit of programming in Cubase 11!

I have just written 2000 expression maps. Took me 4 weeks full time! Could be SO much easier!

I could list all the improvements required, but they are Obvious, we need a rewrite in the next update PLEASE!

We can wait no longer!

Z

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Expression Map New Features:

1 Add Slots dialogue:
Choose number of Slots, Set Output Mapping and select which rows will auto increment. Option to Keep Dialogue Open.
2 Duplicate Slots.
3 Dedicated zone for displaying and choosing articulations.
4 Store user custom articulations and Slot names and display them in dedicated zone.
5 Slot names and Articulations can be dragged from dedicated zone onto a Slot.
6 Set Remote Keys independently for single or multiple selected slots.
7 Articulation description follows Slot name. (Optional)
8 Articulation selection follows Slot selection.
9 Add Slots anywhere on the list.
10 Tabs Column to organise Slots into groups for use in Key Editor.
11 Bold font for Maps being used in current project.
12 Re-order list without affecting current Map assignments.
13 Prompt before deleting Map that is being used in current project.
14 Automatable Pitch offset on each Slot for humanisation.
15 Automatable Delay offset for each Slot for humanisation.
16 Factory and User Articulation and Slot Name Presets can be used more than once and gain a numerical appendage.
17 Transport no longer affects which Slot is selected.

Expression Map setup UI enhancements:

1 Remote Keys and output mapping assignments are visually indicated and changeable on a colour coded keyboard. See VI Pro.
2 Output mapping zone is bigger.
3 Slots window and Arts. window are side by side and scroll together.
4 + and - buttons are bigger.
5 Expression Map setup is accessed by tab in the Inspector (left zone).
6 Slot list is longer in the Inspector.

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Just adding another vote here, from another thread:

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Thank you for considering this FR, Steinberg. It would make your composer segment very happy.