I’m considering a Dorico purchase but I have a couple of questions about the BBCSO templates as the ability to use these to my needs is a big selling point as an owner of that library.
First - I gave these a quick whirl in the Dorico 3 trial (against a couple of the sample scores included) but I found that by default the expression maps seemed to be using strange articulations - e.g. for detache violin crotchets it was defaulting to the spiccato/staccato articulation (not 100% sure which), where I expected it would use the legato patch as standard, resulting in some fairly odd playback. Is it anticipated that a lot of custom expression mapping is still needed to get these templates to work effectively?
Second - is it configured (or even possible) for expression maps to trigger things like the portamento note transitions in the legato patches, which are dependent on the velocity of the target note, based on appropriate markings in the score? Or do these nuances require manipulating the piano roll information in the Play screen?