Ability to create custom Playing Technique Categories and Subcategories

Hello Dorico team,
I hope you are all doing well during this hot summer time! :slight_smile:
I would like to ask for an option that will allow us to create custom Playing Technique
Categories, and Subcategories (to the existing ones).
Such function will allow us, for example, to divide the Keyboard instruments into separate Subcategories ( Piano, Harpsichord, Organ (this instrument itself really needs a separate category, or subcategory), etc…).

  • In case you decide to realize this improvement of Dorico, would be nice if there is an option to
    transfer Playing Techniques from one Category / Subcategory, to another.
  • Another important thing that we’ll need, in order to notify that the register should be “turned off”,
    is something like “X” over the number/name of the register.

Please, consider the request in this topic! :slight_smile:

This request is inspired by the VSL Molzer Organ, for which I’m thinking to create Expression Map
set. It’s a small with total amount of 25 registers and additional combinations. Of course there far bigger organs with much more registers and combinations… so, instead of flooding the main Keyboard PT Category, we could simply create Subcategory for the various organs that we are having on our computers. :slight_smile:

Best regards,
Thurisaz :slight_smile:


Agreed. It has been requested before by many users like me who handle lengthy lists of Playing Techniques, Playback Techniques, Expression Maps, and Expression Map entries, just to name the ones that come to mind. Anything where the lists get longer than a page.

I’m sure Daniel and the team have this on their radar, we just don’t know if it’s short or long range radar.


Gets my vote too.

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