Thank you @Janus for all the time and effort you have spent on this. It is much appreciated. I will give myself some time to digest it all and will probably end up using whichever solution/workaround/etc. is the best/closest fit. Thanks again.
No worries. These niggles intrigue me and I always learn something at the same time. And as a violist it irritates me that violas are always treated a 2nd class citizens by the sample creators!
(Invest in NotePerformer. It’s way ahead of HSSO)