Hello community, I’m pulling my hair out with this score I’m writing and Dorico keeps changing the voices every time I reopen the project.
I have an extremely complicated score that uses all sorts of extended techniques, therefore I had to create multiple different voices to access different VSTs. In a nutshell it goes like this:
Vln 1: Port 1 Ch 1 Vln 1 FX: Port 1 Ch 2 Vln 1 FX: Port 1 Ch 3, etc. Vla 1: Port 2 Ch 1 Vla 1 FX: Port 2 Ch 2, etc.
Thus, every instrument to its own port and the extended techniques to a channel within that port.
I composed my 1st movement with a couple of extra voices, I assigned the main regular instrument to Ch 1 and any new technique to Ch 2, 3, etc as needed.
The problem: When I began the 2nd movement (separate Flow) all was well in the 1st session, but when I opened the project again the next day all the channels from the 1st movement had changed. I thought “OK, my fault for being messy”. So I reassigned every voice to use its correspondent channel: Upstem Voice 1 = Ch 1, Upstem Voice 2 = Ch 2, etc. All went well, continued to 3rd movement (Flow 3). The movement begins with extended techniques (on channel 5), so I was careful to create all the necessary voices (Upstem Voice 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5), assigned each one to its proper channel. Everything played back correctly, but when I opened the score again today voices had changed throughout the score in all flows!!! For example the opening line of the last Flow has changed from Upstem Voice 5 to 1 and consequently everything from the 1st Flow is now playing on channel 5… Sigh!
It’s a huge score with an enormous amount of editing and every time this happens I also lose all the CC data for that particular voice. I don’t know what to do and I’m running out of hair to pull, any thoughts?
Note: this is Dorico 3.5, using default Expression Map (just velocity, no KS) on Windows 10
Note 2: I have read through other posts that claim to have a workaround, couldn’t understand them and their issue appears different.