I’ve thrown together an example instrument template.
BouncingStringsExample.zip (775 KB)
After unzipping, you should be able to import it from the play tab. Play/Playback Temnplates…"
It should add a new template to your setup called “HSSE (Elements w/Bouncing Strings)”
If you like the way that behaves, you can make it your default template in Dorico’s main “Edit/Preferences/Play” menu.
I’ve attempted to build a quick template that assigns the Violin family automatically to staves from your Setup Page with HSSE instances and expression maps all ready to do your channel bouncing.
If I did it properly, it will assign solo instruments to ‘solo players’, and String Ensemble 1 to ‘section players’. It should automatically set up base expression maps to get started with as well (all they do is change between acro, tremolo, and pizzicato).
Each violin family stave gets his own fresh HSSE instance. It gets named accordingly in your Play Tab’s list of VSTi plugins. It only throws up ONE fader on the main Dorico Mixing map per instance. If you want to remix how the articulations balance and pan independently, you’d do that from within the respective HSSE instance itself. I did it that way so you don’t have to slog through dozens of faders on the Mixing console to get a rough mix.
I did go ahead and give you an expression map for each member of the family, even though they all have the same contents (could have done it with just one). I did this in case you want to easily be able to work with each instrument independently later…as in, add or change something in a violin stave that you don’t want applied to a viola stave. Example: At some point you might want to load several slots with the base violin sound, but shape it up differently using the EQ and other controls in HSSE to mimic more types of articulations, playing styles, bowing intensities, and so forth.
Note that the HSSE Basic, Artist, and Pro sets that ships with Dorico Elements don’t have true solo variants for tremolo and pizzicato, so I’ve substituted in the full string ensemble ones. Eventually I’ll post up some solo vstsound formatted string stuff that one can install which has a small disk footprint and will give you more options for the violin family. Meanwhile…this should do the job well enough for sketching up scores.