I am working on a fairly simple piece for flute and piano. The notation aspect is giving me no problems. However, I need some guidance on the playback side.
The attached picture gives some examples of the type of syncopation which occurs a few times throughout the piece.
When I play back these passages in Dorico, the accents sound too forceful. They need to be more of a gentle but firm nudge rather than a sudden kick in the stomach. I have spent a fair bit of time in the key editor trying to lessen the amount of accent, and have also tried setting a lower value for Velocity in Properties, but there has been no change in the amount of accent or the dynamic on the notes. My Dorico installation is stock-standard using only the sounds, etc. that came with Dorico. No VSTs, NotePerformer, etc.
I am probably missing something that is glaringly obvious, but this is my first adventure into editing playback and I am in unfamiliar territory. I use Dorico primarily for its notation capabilities (and loving it!). My use of playback so far has been for aural proof-reading and to get a rough idea of what a piece sounds like.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.