There may be something I’m missing here, but I’m working on creating from-scratch expression maps for some VSTs. (I have EW Symphonic Orchestra and Choir, Garritan, and Embertone intimate strings + Joshua Bell violin.)
I think I’ve identified a few quirks and at least one bug:
bug: are performance technique aliases falling through correctly? I can’t get arco to trigger natural without explicitly setting it to natural. I see that arco triggers bowed, and that bowed is an alias for natural, but arco does not trigger natural playing technique unless and until I set it to natural. Why even bother with the alias, and I are they working properly?
oddities: edits to playing techniques and expression maps don’t seem to work reliably until you cycle from play mode to write mode and back again. This behavior was not 100% consistent, but I’m sure I observed it (and verified with control-Z steps, as well). It seems like, in particular, if the playing technique is still selected (i.e., is orange) in write mode, even if it is placed in the score, it might not trigger into play mode until deselected.