This is my problem: I’m writing for a Contrabass Clarinet. The score is in real notes [concert pitch]. However, as with the Contrabass, I want that the Contrabass Clarinet to be written one octave higher than the sounding pitch.
Since the clefs don’t yet transpose, in Dorico, I can’t simply use the Bass-8vb clef for that stave. I don’t think I’ve found a way to make it play one octave lower in any other way.
My Cb-Cl stave is played by two different VSTi in two different voices. None of them (one is NotePerformer) seems to be able to transpose one of the channels/instruments.
A hidden 8vb line is a (not very elegant) workaround I was thinking about, but you can’t make it only visual, and you can’t hide it.
How would you deal with this issue? How to make a stave play on a different octave than the written pitch?
PS: For reference, a similar issue is discussed in two other threads: