I’d like to make a percussion kit in Dorico like in the five-line staff in attached image.
EDIT: I seem to have figured out how to create the new playing techniques:
If I understand correctly, I had to create a new Playback Technique (in Engrave > Playing Techniques) for it to be available in the Percussion Kit editor.
As for creating a new instrument for cáscara (side stick on the drum shell, which can occur on both the high and low drum), that appears to be impossible in Dorico 3.5.10. An easy work-around is to use hi-hat (which uses the same type of note head - an “x”) and can map it to the cascara sound if I make a custom playback map.
Still, since this is a common playing technique for timbales, it should be part of Dorico’s built-in instrument, IMO.
In “Edit Percussion Kit”, I started with an empty kit and added wood block, timbale high and timbale low, then added the rim shot for the high drum as an additional playing technique. (For now, I’m only concerned with the notation; later I’ll want to create a map to use the sounds in a third-party sample library.)
I selected a five-line staff, but it’s only displaying as three, and the instruments are upside down compared to the Edit Percussion Kit window (see screen shot). Why?
How do I create the playing techniques for the low drum like “muffled with stick”, “open with fingers”, “muffled with fingers” and and cascara (side stick on the drum shell) using different note heads?
It seems that the Edit Playing Techniques window is only for cases where the playing techniques are indicated by glyphs or text rather than different note heads. Is that correct?
I also tried creating a new Playing Technique and assigning it to a glyph (note head), but when I went back to the Edit Percussion Kit window, it wasn’t available in the list of playing techniques. Why not?