Does the checkbox at Edit/Preferences/Note Input/Auditioning “Play notes during input and selection” do anything at all? I hear the sound assigned to that staff during input regardless of whether this is checked or not. I would assume unchecking it would then result in the notes then not playing back with the assigned sound during input with a MIDI keyboard, but it always does for me anyway. It doesn’t seem to be file specific either, I always hear the sound assigned to the staff to which I am inputting music regardless of “play notes during input” state.
I still would like to hear the assigned sounds play back when I play the file so I don’t want to shut them off or reassign them to piano. I just don’t want them to play whenever I touch my MIDI keyboard as I only want to hear a piano sound while writing. For composition basically I want to input music, leave the input cursor by pressing Enter in order to compose on the keyboard with a piano sound and not the staff sound, press Enter to return to the input cursor to input more music, etc. I’ve basically accomplished this but I still have the annoying sound of the staff I’m inputting playing back along with the piano sound when I’m trying to write with only a piano sound.
In Finale, I would just set MIDI Thru to whatever channel the Piano sound was loaded and this worked fine. In Dorico, my current solution is just to have an instance of Aria open with a piano sound loaded, and use Voicemeeter to manage multiple ASIO streams. This way whenever I touch the MIDI keyboard I still hear piano. I just don’t want to “play notes during input and selection” and that checkbox doesn’t seem to do anything either way for me. Is there a way to not audition notes during input? Does anyone have a better suggestion for setup and composition workflow?