Is there any way to create artificial harmonics without going into the lower panel? For occasional use the panel is fine, but for artificial-harmonic-laden pieces it would be amazing to have keyboard shortcuts, for instance one to add/remove the harmonic and one to go through the partials…
No, at the moment there’s no way to do this other than via the Properties panel. This is certainly something we want to change.
that and change the default harmonic from octave to 4th.
If you have a StreamDeck, there is a function in there for creating harmonics.
Unfortunately, because of the way someone at Dorico programmed it, it defaults to the octave harmonic, which is of no use at all to anyone writing for orchestral strings.
So you can add harmonics very rapidly to a whole selection of music, but you still end up having to go into the bottom panel to change the partial.
However, that said, if you select ALL your harmonics, you can set them all in one fell swoop to the same partial. meaning you don’t have to do them all one-by-one.