Key switches and articulation changes

I am using Cubase 12.0.70. I have a Cinematic Studio instrument in the same Kontakt7 with different MIDI channels, but I can’t get the program change CC58 to work. How about you guys?


What does Program Change 58 do? Do other Program Changes work?

What exactly are you trying to achieve? Program Change messages (I’m not sure that Kontakt supports Program Change) are completely different to Continuous Controllers (CC). A bit more detail would be helpful.

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Thank you.

I have been doing a lot of work and understand.
The tone selection is done with the keyswitches,
I see that the selection of the technique is done with the CC1 and CC58.
That way it worked.

I thought that changing tones was also done by CC58.


The CC means Continuous Controller, not Program Chance.

May I ask one more question?
In Cinematic Studio, CC58 is the method switch, but I can’t figure out how to input the CC58 into the track. How do I input a new CC58 into the track (right now I am using the QC in the track to input it in real time and then edit it)?


Open the Key Editor. Down, where you can see the Volume line (we call this controller lane), you can click the + button and add another lane. Choose Controller 58 from the list. Then you can use the Draw Tool to add the value.

Or you can simply record it from your MIDI keyboard (if this is not set up to control the Quick Controls). If your MIDI Keyboard doesn’t send MIDI CC58, you can use the Input Transformer to change the input MIDI CCx to MIDI CC58.

But as you want to control articulation, use the Expression Maps in Cubase, please.

Here is an example of a maps expression
with the Spitfire bank which uses the CC32
Just replace it with the CC58

On the other hand, you will have to configure your bank correctly.
in Kontakt on CC58

Thank you very much.
I thought I could do everything with CC58.
Now that you mentioned it, I understand.

But there is still something I don’t understand.
I would be happy if you could help me.

I could understand up to Expression Map,
But I don’t understand “loading”.
I went to the sound source folder, but nothing is loaded,
What should I load in the Expression Map?

Or do I have to do it manually from here?


You can load the *.expression map file, you (or someone else) have created.

Does this mean that everything must be done manually at first (including the names)?
That is a lot of work.
You have created all the expression maps for the split fire… great ministry!


Most of the pro libraries have the Expression Map files available already. So you can download and use them.

If there is no Expression Map file available (or if you want to make a custom one), you can create it once, save it and load it later.

I received the following email back from Cinematic Support.

Sorry but we do not provide Cubase expression maps, and I do not personally use them, so I cannot help you with that.

Sorry about that!

So I have to create the expression maps myself?

A quick Google of ‘cinematic cubase expression map’ shows options from full instructions how to make them for that specific instrument, to people sharing their own, or ones people have made to purchase.

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Thank you very much.
I do not understand English well.
But I could understand most of what you said in the video.

Let me ask one last question.
Can I use expression maps by typing them into the time axis of a track?
Or is it just for determining the timbre and technique of the track?

I thought so, because when I watched the video, it seems that tracks are selected for each tone or technique.

I am writing this using translation software.
The text may be incorrect.
If so, I apologize.

it all depends on how you want to work
With the instrument tracks I don’t see the point of using several tracks for each articulation

there are two ways to use maps expressions with directions and attributes
if you have a lot of articulations the attribute is more judicious because the articulation will be linked to each note

because for management it will take up more space on the screen

if you are not familiar with map expressions
you can go to the babylon waves website
but it’s not free
For my case I went to the arpegiah site but these are mainly Eastwest banks
There are also some on the Spitfire website
Afterwards this allows you to give a basis and be able to use existing models to build your own expression maps
it saves time