Guitar strumming playback

Does anyone have any bright ideas regarding guitar scrumming input/playback? Currently, it sounds a bit computer-ish when I have a certain riff notated and I’m not sure if there’s an effective way to improve the feel.

A couple of libraries allow you to hold down notes in a chord with separate key switches to trigger upstrokes and downstrokes - this is great. I’d love to be able to make use of these. I’m guessing I could assign playback techniques for each, although inputting for every strum would get tedious (for me, at least).

Dorico doesn’t have any built-in features to emulate strumming at the moment (it would be an interesting research project one day!). I think your best bet would be to use a dedicated library that provides this kind of playback. You can do it with Steinberg’s TGuitar, for example, and you could use MIDI trigger regions to trigger the playback. I’m reasonably sure one of John’s Discover Dorico sessions from just after Dorico 5’s release last May covers this.

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For you or for me?!

Not for me, necessarily, but for one of my colleagues!

I came here w/ the same question…

I forced the behavior my modifying the note durations in the Key Editor