Hello Dan and Steve,
Well, to “Suppress Playback” isn’t the best solution, especially if you have libraries like Orchestral Tools, which trigger non slured notes as saparate bowings (up and down).
I have to make more organized request about playback improvements in Dorico, because at this stage many things doesn’t work well, and some others
need more work.
The creation of Exclusion Groups and Combined Playing Techniques is temp solution, in the near future Dorico should be able to automatically exclude techniques which can’t be simultaneously performed.
For example Overture 5 does all these things automatically, no need of Combined Techniques, nor Exclusion Groups… You also have control over the playback of almost every symbol.
For example with Slur, in Overture you could assign KeySwitch, or ProgramChange, or CC, or if you wish you could leave it unassigned, but always
creates note overlaps in order to preserver the bowing technique. In case you have dobule stops played in legato, you can’t use library’s legato patch.
After the Slur is performed, Overture automatically returns to the previous state (in case there is no new technique attached).
In the Write Mode > Properties Panel we could have more options for playback control over every symbol used on the scores.
What if we have staccato under the slur?! It is possible to have few articulated notes under single bow technique.