Hi Dorico developers and community,
I really like the background of Dorico, giving instruments to players. But often these instruments are not world-wide standards, they are nearly as different as the people who use them. Well, this might sound a little too romantic, but let’s face it, there are often things I’d like to change, beginning with the name (which is not localized in Dorico). These changes return from time to time, so it’s nice to save them for later, but of course they won’t always be the same in the future, so overriding the standard often does not help. In short: I’d like to save a copy of each instrument with some changes and a comment/name to explain these - like the different forms of .
In most Notation programs, this is a very simple process, since there are very few things connected to each instrument. In Dorico, there are many more, so I understand that you don’t want to give the user full access to the instrument database (which might be overwhelming), but hey, adding other instruments “based on …” should be possible, shouldn’t it?
Sometimes I want instruments
- to have a different name
- to have a different sound/playback preset
- to use special transpositions and/or clefs, depending on the view
There is a database in Dorico storing these things, please let us really make use of it, preferrably also allowing export/import (sets) of custom instruments to exchange with other users.
The next step would be custom ensembles combining these instruments.
What do you think?