So I know this can be done in Play mode, but as Dorico is a notation program, and as a composer/performer/engraver I am way more comfortable working with notation than MIDI, it would be great if there was a way to hide any notational elements that affect playback on an individual basis. As I’ve been getting into more sophisticated mockups and VST libraries, I would much rather work with notation to accomplish these effects than with MIDI. Obviously anyone coming to Dorico after primarily using a DAW will probably disagree, but I would love the ability to hide any element that can affect playback in order to have a “correct” score, but still have the desired playback.
Of course dynamics are already easy to hide. Hairpins aren’t much harder (Alpha channel 0) but you lose a signpost so they might be hard to locate again. AFAIK there’s no way to hide an articulation, is there? Alpha 0 doesn’t work on them and there’s nothing in Properties. Again, I know these can be modified in Play, I’d just much rather use notation and hide them.
For example, I did a little string quartet mockup in this thread. The original music looks like this:
To get the playback I made it look like this:
If you look at sakasuri’s better example, it has even more notation elements than mine did. The only way to currently deal with this is to have one file for display/publishing and another for playback, unless you prefer working with MIDI. As a feature request, it would be great to be able to hide any element that can have an effect on playback to more easily accommodate those of us that prefer working with notation elements.
Thanks for considering!