The behaviour of Expression Maps, in my opinion, is odd.
I want long-term latching.
If you press stop the articulation switches back to the first articulation in the Map, unless the playback position happens to be within a part which contains articulation changes, in which case it works sensibly and will stick on the current articulation.
Picture this: You are happily playing along with your track, busking a spic part for example, and when you press stop it will switch back to legatos and you have to remember to press the spic keyswitch again. This happens time and time again, it’s very annoying and in my opinion ruins the whole point of expression maps.
Someone suggested to me a workaround whereby you add a dummy articulation as the first articulation Sound Slot in the Expression Map, that has no keyswitch and no articulations assigned. It’s a clever trick/workaround. However, this only works for program change not channel change. Program change doesn’t work with something like EastWest Play. In any case I’d prefer to keep my articulations on different channels anyway (even when using Kontakt).
Is anyone else bothered by this insistence to go back to the 1st articulation? Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks