Just a quick note-to-self to check out this discussion regarding pitchbending:
On my slide I am aiming to have 7 positions, giving me 7 definitive semitones in each range. Ideally I'd need to implement pitch bending between those semitones to give that trombone feel.
I thought pitchbending would be limited to a semitone either side, but apparently may be possible to bend much further.
If this is true, and it's possible to perhaps reach three semitones either side of a note, I could use one semitone per range (the one on the 4th position middle of the slide) and then use the slide to determine the amount of bend on the note.