I’m getting excited about Expression Maps and would value some guidance.
Am I right that only certain Halion Sonic SE instruments are capable of responding to an Expression Map (i.e. acting on key switches)? Those whose names are “[GM 041] Violin” won’t respond, but “Nylon Guitar VX” will because it has a VX suffix? Also, that the absence of the “Import Key Switches” option from the Expression Map dropdown indicates that there are no key switches available for the chosen instrument?
If I want a Violin instrument to make use of an Expression Map, then should I buy the HALion Symphonic Orchestra package, for example ? But is it any good? Is the Vienna Symphonic Library better and does it work with Halion?