They\'re single hits. Many velocities, many different patches.
As for other instruments, there are cases of duduk \"licks\" (some very cool non-looped phrases) and hurdy gurdy \"grooves\" (looped) mapped to different keyswitches, but they are always there in addition to the sustains, and are definitely useful (VERY useful, in the case of the duduk phrases).
And on top of that, there are quite a few keyswitches with things like commonly-used bends, short trills, and such. Also extremely useful. A lot of attention went into these.
The only thing I can say is \"more, please\".
Now if I can only scrounge up enough cash for VotA. :P
[This message has been edited by Lance_M (edited 12-28-2001).]