Working with Musio and Expression Maps

So, I am very new to Dorico and programming Expression Maps. I’m sure people have asked this before, but could someone give me a short guide on how to trigger the different articulations on the same staff with the new Musio keyswitches? For a while, I’ve been using separate staffs for articulations, but it drives me insane and I have to basically reverse the process and make it look neat when I actually want to give somebody the score to look at it for a potential playthrough with a live orchestra.

I’ve connected the right key in the expression map, I’ve connected the right expression map to the instrument. In this particular instance, I want the Musio Trumpet KS to play staccato, but it’s only playing a short legato note. Any help with this would be fantastic. Thanks.

Could you share the expression map? Or at least a screenshot?

On YouTube you can also find a step by step explanation . I think this one helped me a lot:

If you could upload an example project (just a couple of bars long) we could probably help quicker.

Here it is: Hope it works.
Untitled Project 2 - Flow 1.dorico (392.0 KB)

Also, here’s a screenshot of the Musio Keyswitch for reference.

There is a setting in Playback Options>Timing that limits staccato technique to short notes. Change this to Semibreve and your Expression Map will work

Thanks, but that didn’t work, unfortunately. Got the same results. I have a feeling that I’m supposed to do something with the transposition button on the expression map, but I don’t know how far to transpose it in either direction.

It certainly now triggers the Staccato…
Untitled Project 2 - Flow 1-edit.dorico (918.1 KB)

If it doesn’t playback, then the problem is with how you switch Musio. Check whether middle C (midi 60) is C3 or C4? and adjust your expression map to suit.

That was the problem! Musio’s middle C is C4, but the expression map was set to C3. That fixes it, thank you so much!

You could also consider the free trial of NotePerformer (NP) and the related NotePerformer Playback Engine (NPPE) for Musio. Downloading the NP trial would automatically download its built-in instruments and their Dorico playback template and related expression maps. However, it would also automatically download the NPPE app that allows you to trial the NPPE for Musio for unlimited one-hour sessions without cost and without worrying about developing expression maps. This route would certainly be faster and easier than working up suitable expression maps and the results would likely be noticeably better, but at additional cost. However, the cost of NP and its NPPE templates is quite reasonable. If you are interested, the NP website is at