This is a question I was getting ready to ask…but I wanted to come up with the best way to ask it…which this may not be it…but I’ll give it a try anyway…
As ptram was saying… we sometimes need to mix and match different endpoint samplers for different sections of the same piece of music. I might want or need to use, for example, Appasionata strings only during the soaring section…and the rest of the time use dimension strings…or perhaps layer them, etc… but in Dorico I want it all triggered from one source 1 violins staff.
or as his example, maybe one library for one solo section a different library for a different section.
In a DAW, we would just add more and more tracks, so that we end up with, for example 3 or 4 or 5 flute tracks…which all together would be represented by a single flute staff on a score, but in a DAW…they can be multiple tracks…and we decide which part of the music will use which of those tracks, or sometimes they could be layered too.
I’m not seeing any easy way to do this with Dorico right now, it seems like we have to set up our endpoints…and the playback template…but no way to switch on the fly which endpoint gets used, perhaps based on a custom play technique or something.
I guess we could possibly use the relative channel setting of an add on technique, to have the results go to different channels, and if we use a sub-hoster of some kind like VePro, ploguebidule or others, then perhaps based on this add-on technique we might be able to get things channeled to different combinations of instruments outside of Dorico…still the same Dorico endpoint…but since that endpoint is a plugin hoster of its own…then using a different channel could route to different VST plugins inside the plugin subhoster. I guess? I haven’t tried it yet.
If I really want to get tricky I could do something in plogueBidule that could even respond to key switches to decide which plugin chain to use and the and add-on custom playing technique (for example “soaring”) could trigger a key switch, which effectively routes the midi through appassionata strings instead of dimension strings (for example).
Just thinking out loud, but its starts to get ugly and complicated very quickly…so I’m not sure I want to go too far down that rabbit hole, but still this is an issue I’m not sure how to best address with Dorico playback currently.
Thanks for the Dorico 3.5 Expression Map post you made by the way, its excellent!