Adding new instrument type

I’m new to doing ensemble music in Dorico. I need a Soprano Trombone (such a thing exists!). How can I create this? Is it a matter of finding something with the right clef and changing the name, or is there a way to add your own instruments?

Take a Trumpet and rename it. At least the instruments have the same range.

Here you go, Soprano Trombone in Bb! (1.7 KB)

Add it to Users\yournamehere\AppData\Roaming\Steinberg\Dorico 4\DefaultLibraryAdditions in Windows. In Setup it will show in a new folder at the bottom called Custom, although you can change the definition and and put it in the Brass folder if you want. I’ve just been keeping all my custom instruments in Custom. It has the musicXMLSoundId of brass.trumpet.slide. You can go in and tweak the naming and range too if you want. Hope that helps!

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