Adding/Editing switches in expression maps

You can create new and edit existing switches that trigger playback techniques or combinations of playback techniques in individual expression maps, for example, to add an add-on switch to an existing base switch or to create a new base switch with note length conditions.

Playback technique combinations are useful for expression maps that require different sets of key switches for Staccato + Accent compared to Staccato and Accent individually, for example.

Procedure

  1. Choose Library > Expression Maps to open the Expression Maps dialog.
  2. In the expression maps list, select the expression map to which you want to add switches or whose existing switches you want to edit.
  3. Optional: In the Switches table in the Base and Add-on Switches section, add a new switch to trigger a playback technique or playback technique combination or edit an existing one in one of the following ways:
    • To add a new base switch, click Add Base Switch .

    • To add a new add-on switch, click Add Technique Add-on Switch .

    • To create a copy of an existing switch, select it and click Duplicate Technique .

    • To change the playing techniques triggered by an existing switch, select it and click Edit Technique .

  4. Optional: If you added a new base/add-on switch or edited an existing switch, select the playback techniques you want the switch to trigger in the Playback Technique Combinations dialog.
    Tip

    You can select a single playback technique or combine multiple playback techniques. To select multiple playback techniques, Ctrl/Cmd-click each playback technique.

  5. Optional: Click OK to add the selected playback techniques and close the Playback Technique Combinations dialog.
  6. In the Switches table, select the switch whose actions, conditions, and/or controls you want to edit.
  7. In the Actions subsection, choose the event type from one of the following options:
    • On events

    • Off events

  8. In the Actions table, add an action of the selected event type for the currently selected switch in one of the following ways:
    • Click Add Control Change Action .

    • Click Add Program Change Action .

    • Click Add Key Switch Note Action .

    • Click Add Absolute Channel Change Action.

    • Click Add Relative Channel Change Action.

    • Select an existing action and click Duplicate Action .

  9. Double-click each cell whose value you want to change and change the value.
  10. Choose one of the following pitches for Middle C (note 60):
    • C3

    • C4

    • C5

    Note

    Steps 11 to 15 only apply to base switches. For init and add-on switches, you can skip to step 16.

  11. Optional: Repeat steps 6 to 10 for each action you require for the currently selected switch.
  12. In the Conditions table, add a condition for the currently selected base switch in one of the following ways:
    • To create a new condition, click Add Technique in the action bar.

    • To create a copy of an existing condition, select it and click Duplicate Technique in the action bar.

  13. Double-click each cell whose value you want to change and select the required option from the menu.
  14. Optional: Repeat steps 12 and 13 for each condition you want to add to the selected base switch.
  15. Choose one of the following condition options:
    • To use the switch when at least one condition is met, choose Any of.

    • To use the switch when all conditions are met, choose All of.

  16. Change any of the other settings in the Base and Add-on Switches section as required.

    For example, choose whether the volume of the selected base switch is controlled by its Note velocity or a Control change.

  17. Click OK to save your changes and close the Expression Maps dialog.