So I’ve successfully created a small version of a Vienna Ensemble Pro template and understand how to make it work (for the most part).
It seems that when you enable independent playback of different voices and add some notes on a new voice, it will create a new instance of VE Pro to accommodate the new voice.
While this works OK, it would be preferable (at least to me) to be able to stay within a single VE Pro instance. I was trying to coerce it to use adjacent channels but couldn’t figure out how to make this work. I’d like either this to work, or possibly use adjacent port numbers rather than create a new instance. I haven’t figured out a way to do this automatically yet. So I’m asking if this is possible or, if not, then I’m requesting a feature for the future that can accommodate either adjacent channels or adjacent ports.
Note to other users: When you select the playback template, it doesn’t actually load the instance in VE Pro until you switch to Write mode. I was thinking Dorico was hanging because I was staying in play mode and waiting for a long time for the thing to load and it never did. I accidentally clicked on write mode one time and noticed that triggered the instance to load. So if you’re creating a template, this is something to keep in mind.