I just wanted to check on this forum and make sure I’m following the expected conventions of the software.
So if I’m understanding this correctly, In Dorico, before I can improvise on my MIDI keyboard with a particular sound in my score, I must first 1.) double click on the staff of the instrument I want to hear, and then press the escape key as not to enter notes. Is this the expected convention? Is there a better way to get around the score and improvise with midi-thru before entering notes?
To me, this convention is the equivalent of ‘record arming’ a track in a DAW before auditioning the instrument assigned to it.
If I navigate through the score with the UP and DOWN arrow keys, Dorico provides instant aural feedback as to what instrument is selected, but the MIDI-THRU’ of my keyboard does not follow. i.e. if I quickly navigate to a timpani with the arrows, my keyboard stays wired to play a flute (if this is where I last entered notes). It seems to me the MIDI-THRU behavior of Dorico could be greatly improved to behave more DAW-like. Or perhaps I’m just missing a checkbox in the preferences – although I couldn’t find one. Is there an option for MIDI THRU to follow my selection in Dorico?
Thanks in advance.