the Alternation Mode really works with all "Combination" instruments. The programs in the Performance Set do have Keyswitches, but I do not really see a sense in applying it here, as the Performance Legato and Performance Repetition programs use different modes.
Most people use the Alternation Mode to alternate between 2 different versions of one note
(e.g., stac_1+2), and you will find presets for all of these instruments (in EXS 24 these settings are automatically integrated, whenever you see _1+2), for all other platforms simply load the corresponding setting.
Another option is to use the Alternation Mode with the basic_all sets
. In EXS 24 the Alternation Mode with the correct settings will automatically be applied to all "basic_all+ts
" instruments, for all other samplers load the corresponding setting into the Performance Tool. There is an example of a "basic_all" instrument
with the Alternation mode shown in the promotion Video (Alternation Mode): http://test.vsl.co.at/shop/reality.asp
Of course you can also use the Alternation Mode with a dynamic "Combination"
set, too (you can switch between different crescendo lengths for example. Unfortunately the style display won´t show you the correct names for all playing styles (so many styles, so little space...), but the numbers in the matrix should give you orientation.... applying "Customize Styles" wouldn´t even help in the most cases.
Hope that helps.