Thanks, Jaslan! That totally works. Anyone that wants a workaround to do single note expressions for the EastWest VST, I’ll paste it below. Will work with any VST that allows you to assign instruments to different channels.
Distributing notes to different channels
If you do not have a VST 3 instrument, but still want to use the Note Expression functions, proceed as follows:
1.Add a multi-timbral instrument, open its control panel, and assign the same sound to different channels.
2.In the Inspector for the corresponding MIDI track, make sure the MIDI output pop-up menu is set to “Any”.
3.Enable the “MIDI as Note Expression” button and record or enter MIDI notes with expression as needed.
4.On the MIDI menu, open the Note Expression submenu and select “Distribute Notes to MIDI Channels”.
This will distribute the MIDI notes to different channels (starting at channel 1).
5.Edit Note Expression for each note independently without controller conflicts.
I’m still getting used to figuring out how many instances of the same instrument I have to add on different channels as it seems to mute notes with no expression data, so there may be some workaround, I’m finding I have to add expression data to the unaffected notes to bring their volume up if that is the channel I am affecting.
Still totally worth doing over having to duplicate a midi track and delete the notes off of the original track that you’d be tweaking in the duplicated track.