I’m creating my maps for VSL’s Synchron Strings Pro. I’m starting from the map supplied for Cubase, adapting it to Dorico.
I don’t know if Cubase can use the combined techniques, as Dorico can do. The map for Cubase contains a single item for each patch in the preset. But I wonder if I can simplify, and reduce some of the technique definitions.
For example, many patches are of the “Normal attack”, “Soft attack”, “Normal release”, Soft release", “Cut release” type. These are variations of a base technique. These types are combined with other techniques, to make something like “Legato soft attack normal release”.
If I create individual techniques for the variations of attack and release, maybe I can then combine them with the base type when forming an expression map entry. Therefore, I would have something like “Normal+Soft Attack+Normal Release” as a combined entry.
Is this viable solution, of should I follow the original map for Cubase, and keep each case separate in a single entry?
My guess is that Cubase hasn’t the same preset techniques included in Dorico, therefore the authors of the original map had to reinvent them. In Dorico, I can rely on the more advanced primitives offered for the expression map’s creation.