When in troubles, does Dorico automatically recalls the ‘Natural’ articulation, or just an internal default one? One can program ‘Natural’ in the expression map, and choose whichever sound that is needed.
‘Natural’ is a bit of a mistery, for me. If trying to create an universal map, pointing to fix cells in the various presets, which one should be natural? A modern flute and violin usually play vibrato. A modern clarinet and baroque violin play non vibrato. A modern trombone plays, at most, a light vibrato. How to deal with the defaults, in an universal map?
The UACC astutely calls them Generic and Alternative. But Dorico (with its Natural default articulation) and the VSL presets (with a fix sequence of vibrato and non vibrato cells) demand for a choice.
If the Natural articulation in Dorico, or the default articulation in Logic, has to call a default articulation, which one should it do? Go for the most common today (vibrato), and write (and hide) ‘n.v.’ where the alternative one is preferred?
I’m thinking to create a first, default cell in my universal preset map, where each instrument’s preset has the most common articulation. Then, the usually sequence of articulations (vibrato, non vibrato, molto vibrato…) begins, starting from the second one.
Not elegant, but funcional. Is there a better, cleaner and more elegant way to deal with the different defaults?
One of the possible solutions is to place the ‘Natural’ articulation, in my presets, at the very end. A repository for a preferred sound. If Dorico always recalls ‘Natural’ when not knowing what to do, this may be the most elegant solution.