I wish I can create my own instruments in Dorico and use anytime I wanted.
Now I can choose a similar existing instrument and then change a bit of things. However, I have to do this everytime I want to use this instrument.
For instance, I would like to use Metropolis Ark 2 Curtius Mid Strings. It’s a string patch (in Dorico you only have the instruments individually). To do so, now I create a viola section and then I adjust the Play and if I wanted to change articulations I would use an Expression Map (I haven’t tried yet). However, Can I store this instrument to use it on another score?
On the other hand, I would like to have custom templates and custom ensembles, with my preferred instruments and layouts, to easily add what I want to use in any score. Especially, I wish I could have “draft” instruments, like “strings” or “brass”. Just for sketching and playing around.
All these three things are closely related, as If I was able to create my own instruments and invoke them in any score I wanted to, I could create my “draft” instruments easier.
As I always say, if there is any workaround to do what I’m asking for, please, tell me.