I’m going to attach my setup for violin 1 at least. I got part of an expression map from another user here, and have customized it as I like it. It’s not totally done yet, but it gives you an idea of the process.
Do you have VST samples that have keyswitches? Because if you weren’t aware, keyswitches and channel/relative switches are two ways to get multiple techniques.
For example, I have East West Symphonic Orchestra (Gold), and most instruments have a master keyswitch patch. The master keyswitch patch covers most of my needs, and then I add a new patch for everything else. Those new patches are connected via relative channel switches.
In my violin example, my main violin patch is “18V KS Master”, or 18 violins keyswitch master. This covers literally everything except for accents, which I found a good patch for (18V Accent sus mod), and muted or con sord (18V Sord Slw). Take a look at the picture attachment and import the expression map into Dorico, it’ll give you an idea.
I still could spend AGES refining this, and it’s only a single instrument, but it does give you a lot more flexibility over playback, and as far as I know only Dorico has this functionality. Eventually the dream for me is to get a top tier sample library, and make my expression maps expansive enough where I can notate all kinds of stuff and the playback will use the right tool for the situation. Good luck.
vln 1 .doricolib.zip (2.16 KB)