VSL (and presumably other VST instruments) can have quite a number of patches (i.e., articulations).
When setting up Expression Maps each one requires a custom Playing Technique and a custom Playback Playing Technique. Playing Techniques are grouped into various Categories, and Playing Techniques are grouped into various Groups (forgive the redundancy).
I have already figured out that adding a “1” and a “space” before the name of either type of technique allows me to keep my custom VSL techniques sorted at the top of a list. (The same is true for my Expression Maps, by the way.)
But because there are so many of them (and I haven’t even begun to add any planned VSL Custom Articulation patches), it would be helpful if I were able to create my own groups of techniques to gather, isolate and organize my VSL techniques.
Any chance that this is possible in the future, or does it present difficult programming challenges?
EDITED TO ADD:
It occurs to me that an interim step to this request would be to add a list category of “All” techniques. That way the user can name his/her techniques in such a way that they always sort at the top of the list. Right now I can only see my techniques within a single category at a time.