I’ve begun to use my newly mapped library in my first effort at getting Dorico playing back from the score what I’ve already recorded in Studio One. First impressions are really positive. Using velocity, dynamics and expression maps I’ve done the woodwind and it’s sounding really excellent. I created some expression maps for horns for sfz fast and sfz slow using new playing techniques. These haven’t been as successful as it seems when entering ‘playing techniques’ (shift +P), Dorico is searching its database of playing techniques’ it recognises and lists them as suggestions. Although it finds the terms I created, it doesn’t want to play them back, even when playback is soloed just for the horn. It’s funny because the ‘natural’ sound I selected is ‘horn p’ (on C-1), with the sound ‘horn f’’ (on C#-1) being selected with the expression map, using a playing technique I created called ‘natural f’ (with the popver text ‘nat f’). Both these work as they should, with the ‘horn p’ sound being selected when nothing is marked. Any idea why it’s not working with the ‘horn sfz fast’? As I say, I’ve created expression maps for the woodwind and have them successfully play natural, crescendo, diminuendo, staccato, so I can’t figure out what’s wrong with the horns.
I see in the ‘force of attack’ section in dynamics, a range of dynamics. eg. ‘sfz’, ‘fz’, ‘rfz’, ‘ffz’ etc.
Do these produce a corresponding playing technique that is already mapped that I could use, and is there a table to show what is linked to what?
I just thought I might look in ‘Edit playing techniques’ to find that answer but it doesn’t seem to be there.
I also find in the same pane, that I can’t delete using the dustbin new playing techniques I created. I presume you highlight the playing technique, then click on dustbin. Nothing happens. The tab remains. I don’t want to revert to ‘factory’ in case I lose some I created.
I can workaround this with just the ‘horn p’ and ‘horn f’ sound using velocity and dynamics, but the other ‘presets’ (samples) take the music somewhere else. It just seems a little random why it’s not working.
Thanks for all the help so far BTW. When I started off, I didn’t think I’d get this far, so much appreciated.