I’ve encountered several problems as I created this expression map for a horn from Orchestral Tools. I’d love to share it once more if the problems get fixed so please help me do this! Here I’ve attached a project file (according to guidelines) and the expression map I was making.
OT hn 1 Expression Map.doricolib.zip (2.7 KB)
Test - troubleshoot 20230115.dorico (609.0 KB)
As I was trying to program different marcato expressions (different in note lengths), I was not able to trigger marcato long, even after I tried defining its length as >=very short. This also happened several times before but I managed to fix it by deleting that expression and recreating it. But this time that didn’t work. I was testing the expression with a half note and I highly suspect that a half note is < very short.
The problem above led me to think that maybe a clearer way of defining length is in need such as beat value (quarter note, 8th triplets) OR maybe somewhere in the preference or playback option I can define/change/customize note length definitions, and even save those as presets to fit different music of various tempo on the fly!
Another problem is that I get inconsistent cc1 results from the same dynamic mappings. For example, in some cases fp leads to a downward slope in cc1 which is good. But it doesn’t do that consisently. Any idea why this is inconsistent and how to fix it?
I created a set of PTCs (playback technique combinations) including fp, fp + staccato, and fp + staccatissimo, but fp + staccato in particular is not triggered in play mode, it is still fp. I don’t understand why would fp + staccatissimo works, but not fp + staccato? Is this is a bug or am I missing anything.
I really appreciate your help. Thanks!