Creating new expression maps

You can create new expression maps from scratch, and you can duplicate existing expression maps and edit the settings; for example, when using third-party sound libraries or MIDI devices that do not provide expression maps.


  1. Choose Library > Expression Maps to open the Expression Maps dialog.
  2. Create a new expression map in one of the following ways:
    • To create an empty expression map, click Add Expression Map in the expression maps list action bar.

    • To create a copy of an existing expression map, select it in the expression maps list and click Duplicate Expression Map in the action bar.

  3. In the Expression Map Data section, click Lock Info to unlock the fields.
  4. In the Expression Map Data section, enter information for your expression map in the relevant fields.
  5. Activate/Deactivate Allow multiple notes at same pitch.
  6. Optional: In the Base and Add-on Switches section, add any new switches you require to trigger playback techniques or combinations of playback techniques.
  7. In the Switches table, select a switch whose actions, conditions, and/or controls you want to edit.
  8. Change any settings for the selected switch as required.

    For example, you can add actions for all switch types or, for base switches only, choose whether the volume of a selected base switch is controlled by its Note velocity or a Control change.

  9. Optional: Repeat steps 7 and 8 for all switches whose settings you want to change.
  10. In the Playback Options Overrides section, activate each playback option you want to override for the expression map and change their values.
  11. In the Mutual Exclusion Groups section, activate/deactivate Auto.
  12. Optional: If you deactivated Auto, add or edit mutual exclusion groups manually.
  13. Click OK to save your changes and close the dialog.