I know it has been discussed in the past but this is still a pretty big issue that needs to be addressed.
When using expression maps to switch midi channels on multitimbral instances of Play, Kontakt or Omnisphere, it’s very easy to setup up to 16 different articulations or sounds on the same track. It’s like a ‘‘build your own’’ keyswitch patches if you like. Kudos for expression maps.
The only problem is that Cubase resets to channel 1 on stop until it’s actually written down in the controller lanes. That does not happen with keyswitch patches and probably because it is irritating has hell. It seems like Steinberg has not gone far enough with it’s expression maps scenarios to see the issues.
Yes it works when it’s written down in the controller lanes but when you want to play the part instead of manually writing it, when you want to record a few takes, the channel being reset on every Play/Stop is a very annoying issue. I’ve tried turning of chasing features off all together and nothing works. I’m triggering the midi channels in the expression maps with a external controller using program changes.
Again, I know that that has been pointed out before but it’s not yet fixed. If anybody has workarounds, until hopefully, this gets resolved, please share them with us.