I have an idea or suggestion for the add divisi -dialog:
It would be useful, if in the divisi pop-up one could select the voice of the staff and if the staff belongs to a section or a solo player. At the moment it’s a bit complicated to assign playback for these kind of situations, for two reasons:
Dorico automatically connects the upper staff to voice 1 and lower staff to voice 2. But for playback it should be the other way around, as the new solo instrument should be voice 2. At the moment the solution is to change solo material to voice 3 and route that manually to a solo instrument.
Dorico still thinks the solo staff as a section player and assigns the playback according to that. It would be great if the solo staff could be set to be recognised as a solo instrument in the end point configuration. That way there would be no need for manual routing and user could easily change between different playback templates.
Here is an idea of how this could be realized:
Of course I understand that it might not be technically as straightforward as it looks… I just wanted to share my idea in the hope that it could be somehow useful. I think it would be very nice if the string divisions could be set to automatically play back correctly.