Playback Template: Individual Mixer channels for NotePerformer

Hi all,

I’m attaching a Playback Template that creates separate outputs / mixer channels for all NotePerformer instruments that show up in Dorico’s Project Templates.

To do this without overloading the system, all the endpoints have the Instrument and Master reverb settings set to 0.

Reverb and other effects can then be applied in the Dorico Mixer.

A couple of important caveats:

  • Setting up NotePerformer this way uses a lot more CPU (over 200% instead of under 100%) but about the same RAM.

  • While Dorico is open, the NotePerformer Master reverb sets itself across ALL open NotePerformer VST sessions to the last used Master Reverb setting. The Instrument reverb settings are not affected. Consequently, switching between the two NotePerformer Playback Templates (regular and separate outputs) will require the Master reverb setting to be manually reset. The setting for the regular template is 50%. The (SO) template is 0%.

Also attached is a PDF of all the Endpoints used in the Playback Template and a guide as to how to go about creating further Endpoints in the same template.

Finally, I’d like to thank MarcLarcher, Daniel and John at Dorico for their help for their help and advice while putting together the template and also Wallander Instruments for giving their OK to post this.

NotePerformer (SO) (508.9 KB)
NotePerformer (SO) Playback Template.pdf (124.1 KB)


Thanks for this David Tee. It loads OK - unfortunately the original NP playback template has disappeared. I don’t know why this happened. Perhaps I overwrote it?
Any advice on how to reinstate this so that I can add new endpoints to the SO version…

Martin Kennedy

Hi Martin,

If I understand you correctly, you’re saying that the NotePerformer Playback Template is missing from the list below. Is that correct?

If so, I also can’t see how it has happened. It’s one of the factory templates and there’s no easy way to delete it. But anyway - something has obviously gone wrong.

I haven’t come across this before but if I had, I’d probably trying reinstalling the latest Dorico update to see if that resets things.


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I thought the NotePerformer template was only installed when you downloaded NP but could be mistaken. In any event, you could also try re-installing NP from its website - there is a link there to do this.

PS Thanks, David, for for devising and sharing your NP(SO) template!

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Dorico itself does not install the NotePerformer playback template. As Mike says, you will need to reinstall NotePerformer itself to reinstate that if you’ve somehow contrived to remove it (though I really don’t know how you might have done so!).


Thanks all - I reinstalled NP and its template came back.
Martin K

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This (SO) Template works great in Dorico Pro 5.
Thank you for creating this gem!



It works perfect! The only thing that works not, is an instrumentchange. I mean: the marimbaplayer changes to a big gong…

Is there a workaround?

Hi Oliver,

I suspect the issue here is that a Large Gong is not one of the defined endpoints. If, for example, you attached the Opera Gong to to the Marimba player - that works OK.

If you look at the Note Performer Playback Template pdf you’ll see a list of all the endpoints and also a guide to help you add further endpoints.

To save you some time - here’s the NotePerformer (SO) Playback Template with the Large Gong included…

NotePerformer (SO) (519.3 KB)



Thank you! The problem in Dorico and NO was that I wanted a TamTam, but NP did not find this sound. So after some tryouts l found out that “big Gong “ triggers the TamTam sound. I am conductor and composer for many years and I know that a Gong is a totally different instrument than a TamTam. But this was the only way to get this sound. I read on the Doricoforum that other composers have the same problem with unpitched percussion. By the way: your template SO is great!


This is an updated version of the Noteperformer (SO) Template that rectifies issues with Drumkits in NotePerformer 4.

NotePerformer (SO) (519.5 KB)