I vaguely remember that this topic has been treated in the past, but I can’t find it.
What I want to do is to create a composite instrument for playback of a staff. To be more precise, I would like to play a Violin part with the following virtual instruments:
- VSL VI Violin for the basic techniques
- Xsample Contemporary Solo Violln for extended technique
- conTimbre for more extended techniques
There are two solutions coming to mind:
a) Use different voices in the same staff for the different virtual instruments;
b) Use separate Dorico instruments for each of the virtual instruments, and switch to the instruments when you need that technique.
I think solution (a) to be the cleanest one. Starting and ending voices would also make a clean score. Would it work?