One of the very few issues I have with Dorico is that instrument changes occur in the score as soon as the last note of the previously used instrument is played.
I am writing a chamber opera with very few players, in which the percussionist changes frequently from vibraphone to marimba and to unpitched percussion instruments. The moment the vibraphone line is over, for example, Dorico switches to the next instrument, even within a system, creating an “unclean” visual of change between one stave and two/multiple staves in the same system, making me choose between either creating system breaks or creating “fake” notes in the previously used instrument and hiding them (not ideal as later the won’t appear as multi-measured rests in the player’s part).
It would be extremely useful to have the ability to control when does the change occur in the score, allowing it to be at the earliest point (as it is now)/last possible measure/or user specified location. Thank you!