Controlling Dorico volume faders through a MIDI keyboard (Play mode)

Hi gents of the forum,

I’ve recently acquired a MIDI keyboard (specifically the Arturia Keylab Essentials 61 mk3) and it has several fancy faders and encoders on it. I can use the faders in Cubase to manage all kinds of settings, however it would be great if I could also use them to modify the track volume of the instruments in Dorico (the volume sliders in Play mode, not the VST).

I have searched through all of the webs but for now I have not been able to find any way of doing this. I’ve been fiddling with the controls for a few days now without result. Going through Halion Sonic also doesn’t seem to work (it will only control the volume of the first instrument, never the 2nd, 3rd, etc. - even though each fader is set to write CC7 to a different MIDI channel).

Is there any way to control the volume like this in Dorico 5 at the moment?

This may sound like a useless feature, but it would be really useful if I could turn tracks on/off as the music is playing back. It would allow me to bring certain instruments forward temporarily or to isolate certain instruments and have a listen at their individual interaction, all without having to start/stop the playback and all whilst I can keep looking at the score. (I can do this now from the Play menu by moving the sliders, but it’s only 50% of the effect as I can’t “read along”).


Welcome to the forum, Gavin.

I’m afraid for the time being there’s no way to map the faders on your MIDI keyboard to the Mixer in Dorico. It’s something we’d like to add, but it’s not currently possible.

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Hi Daniel,

That’s a shame!
Looking forward to having this feature in the future. :smiley: