You absolutely right, the documentation lack a lot of information.
I really would like to have a content set listing where each program lists which controllers is active and not at least what they do.
For example there is a program caled “Violins I A Combi” with the key switch C0 Tremolo, but there are also a dedicated tremolo program “Violins I Legato X Tremolo”, so whats the difference?
After fooling around some time, I figured out that “Violins I Legato X Tremolo” have an espressivo (not expression) controller Foot Ctrl (CC 4) that controls the level of tremolo. Nice feature, but only if you know it’s there!
If you set Foot Ctrl to 127 in the “Violins I Legato X Tremolo” program , it is exactly identical to “Violins I A Combi” with the key switch C0 on.
But thats something you had to figure out yourself . Maybe thats what Steinberg meant by “Back to whats really important”
Don’t misunderstand me, I think the program produce some wary nice sounds, but a little help would increase the value of the program so much.
Perhaps we should start a new thread called “Missing information in the HSO manual”, where we could share our own findings and make some sort of knowledge base?