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 to open the Expression Maps dialog.
  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: If technique combinations you require do not exist in the expression map, create them in the Technique Combinations dialog.
  7. In the Techniques list, select a technique.
  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Choose the type of event from one of the following options:
    • On events

    • Off events

  11. Optional: Repeat steps 9 and 10 for each action you require for each technique.
  12. Optional: To change the values for actions, double-click them and change their values.
  13. Click OK to save your changes and close the dialog.