I’m working on a piece with several percussion players, each holding a number of instruments. Some instruments may occur several times (e.g. Players 1 and 4 might both play Hi-Hats, Players 3 and 4 might both have a bass drum and so on.)
I added a Kit to each player, to which I can add instruments as I need them.
Dorico automatically numbers the instruments, however, so that the Kit of Player 1 doesn’t just contain a “Hi-Hat” but “Hi-Hat 1”, while Player 4 has “Hi-Hat 2”.
I find this rather confusing and I’d like to switch off automatic numbering.
Unfortunately, I can not figure out how, as the Instruments will need to share the same names.
Is there a switch somewhere that I overlooked?
Also, I will need the Staff labels to show Percussion 1, Percussion 2 etc instead of the instruments they are holding.
In an ideal world, the lines (grid) of the kit would only be shown on a need-be-basis and the instruments could then be specified directly above the lines they belong to.
Is this possible?