Creating new expression maps

You can create new expression maps from scratch and you can duplicate existing expression maps and edit the settings.


  1. Choose Play > Expression Maps.

    The Expression Maps dialog opens.

  2. Create a new expression map in one of the following ways:
    • Click Add Expression Map to create an empty expression map.

    • In the list on the left of the dialog, select an existing expression map on which you want to base a new map and click Duplicate.

  3. Click Lock Info to unlock the fields in the Expression Map section.

    Figure: Locked

    Figure: Unlocked

  4. In the Expression Map section, enter information for your expression map in the relevant fields.
  5. Optional: In the Techniques list, add a new technique in one of the following ways:
    • Click Add Technique.

    • Select an existing technique and click Duplicate.

  6. Optional: Open the Technique Combinations dialog to change the technique combination for a technique in any of the following ways:
    • Double-click the technique.

    • Select the technique and click Edit Technique.

  7. Optional: In the Technique Combinations dialog, select the techniques you want to combine.

    You can select multiple techniques, but you can also only select a single technique.

  8. Optional: Click OK.

    The Technique Combinations dialog closes. Your selected technique combination is available in the Techniques list.

  9. Optional: Repeat steps 6, 7, and 8 for any other techniques whose combination you want to change.
  10. In the Techniques list, select a technique.
  11. In the Techniques section, change any of the options relevant to the selected technique.

    For example, choose whether the volume of the selected technique is controlled by its Note Velocity or a Control Change.

  12. In the Actions section, add an action for the currently selected technique in one of the following ways:
    • Click Add Note Event.

    • Click Add Control Change.

    • Click Add Program Change.

    • Select an existing action and click Duplicate.

  13. Choose the type of event from one of the following options:
    • On Event

    • Off Event

  14. Optional: Repeat steps 12 and 13 for each action you require for each technique.
  15. Optional: If you want to change the values for actions, highlight the value in the field you want to change in any of the following ways:
    • Double-click the value you want to change.

    • Select the value you want to change and press Return.

  16. Optional: Change the values in the action value fields in any of the following ways:
    • Enter values into the value fields.

    • Click the arrows beside the value fields.

  17. Optional: Repeat steps 15 and 16 for all the action fields you want to change.
  18. Click OK to save your changes and close the dialog.