Hello community! I am truly getting up to a mastery level with Dorico and I’ve learned to do the vast majority of things in it. However I have hit a wall with this particular issue:
I am aware how to create custom instruments and even percussion instruments also custom playback techniques, Expression maps, etc. But the problem I’m having now is with creating a specific set of 6 unpitched Gongs (If anybody has the VSL Percussion I am referring to what they call China-Gongs).
- There are 6 Gongs mapped between C4 and A4
- An 8ve higher one can find the rolls for each one
- An 8ve above that are the crescendo and decrescendo rolls
So let’s say I create an empty project and add an Empty Kit I am then presented with the Edit Percussion Kit. I then click on the + sign and in the search box I type Gong, which gives me 5 different gongs to choose from. Let’s say I add Gong Ageng and try to edit the name to Gong 6 when I click OK and Apply. Nothing happens… However in the score they appear correct, so moving on. I pick other random gongs or instruments I know I am NOT going to use (e.g. Kempyan) in the score so I can have a total of 6 playable instruments.
In Play I create a new percussion map, but when I try to add the Gong Ageng I find it does not appear in the list??? Neither does the Kempyan…? Am I missing something or is this a bug/oversight? I presume the work around at the moment is to assign it to some other random instrument that I know I won’t be using…?
Thank you as always for any help!