Importing expression maps

You can import expression maps into projects, including .expressionmap files exported from Cubase. Expression maps exported from Dorico are saved as .doricolib files.


  1. Choose Library > Expression Maps to open the Expression Maps dialog.
  2. Click Import Library to open the File Explorer/macOS Finder.
  3. Locate and select the expression map file you want to import.
  4. Click Open.


The selected expression map is imported into your project. It appears in the expression maps list.

  • You can also import Dorico and Cubase expression maps by dragging and dropping them into the Expression Maps dialog.

  • Although Dorico Elements approaches expression maps in a different way to Cubase, Dorico Elements correctly imports many switches from expression maps you import from Cubase, such as pizzicato, harmonics, and flutter tongue.