Noteperformer Auto-assigning to instruments

Hi, I am using the noteperformer playback template as my default.

I have several instruments that I want to use a different instrument with. I am able to set these different instruments in the play tab through the routing window, but upon applying the playback template, they revert back to being mapped to noteperformer. Do I have to alter the playback template here? All i want is instruments 1-14 mapped to NP and the rest mapped to kontakt.

I can change the instruments after they have been routed to NP but this leaves all these blank instruments running in the NP mixer, i’d rather not have these redundant copies of the engine (3 total NP mixers running).

What I suggest you do is start a new project and add only the instruments you want to be played back by Kontakt, then set them up as you want them. Once you have Kontakt configured, expression maps set etc. in Endpoint Setup, you can then save an endpoint configuration from Kontakt.

Next, go to Play > Playback Template and create a new playback template that incorporates your saved Kontakt endpoint configuration first, and NotePerformer as the second item that can then be used automatically for everything else.

You can now set this as your default playback template for new projects in Preferences, or simply apply it after starting a new project.

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Gotcha, i was trying to figure out how to go about that since Noteperformer seems to operate differently than other vsts.

And I noticed that even when I change the kontakt routing after applying the noteperformer template, some of those instruments revert back to noteperformer and it is impossible to change certain sounds to be correct without re-applying the template anyways (like bass guitar sounding as a drumset through NP)

I spent a lot of time today figuring out how the percussion maps/endpoint configuration all work together with the kit definitions and expression maps, and was able to get kontakt working. A lot to take in but it makes sense why it is the way it is.

Unfortunately I am unable to do this as it would cause me to have to redo a lot of engraving work on parts I already have completed.

I am still having issues wrapping my head around how these playback templates and endpoint configs work on the user end. I’m used to working with vsts/AUs in logic, and the system in most daws which is that you have a track that is initially empty and then populate it with instruments/effect plugins. I understand dorico is the way it is in this regard for ease of use. it would probably be more effective for me to just export midi for all the non-noteperformer instruments and do those separately.

No, you misunderstood me: you don’t need to create a whole new project and copy all the music across. I was suggesting you create a scratch project with the appropriate instrumentation but no music in it so that you can create an appropriate playback template using that project, then apply the new playback template to your actual project.


Ah yeah that would make sense.

Finale got me used to figuring out all these backwards ways of doing things.

btw, thank you for all your helpful responses! Those ended up being a deciding factor for me in purchasing dorico. The helpfulness of this forum alone, plus youtube videos. your team is obviously dedicated to supporting the product with easily accessible resources.

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