I just purchased Dorico and I have some questions. I would appreciate if you could confirm, deny, correct the following points.
- I’m trying to have Dorico play drums from a third party VST. I understand that I need to have playing techniques assigned in the percussion map that are referenced in the instrument’s setup playing techniques. I fumbled for some hours but couldn’t suceed, but I guess this is because of stray “natural” techniques that take over when they shouldn’t. Moreover, starting a new project I noticed that all work was gone, so all percussion mapping and playing techniques must be project based.
- Is it the best course of action to do all successful mapping and setup of 3rd party VSTis in one project that will be saved as a template, and then always start from there when I want to use them?
- When I have finally set this up correctly, I assume that using Alt+Up/Down when writing will go through all available techniques for each kit piece, automatically swapping out noteheads that have been assigned to a particular technique for example?
- Unrelated: At some point I called the jump bar, but then I couldn’t get rid of it off screen. I can’t remember what exactly I was doing at that time because I’m fooling around exploring the program, but are there any known limitations when it comes to 2 screens? Anything to look out for?
Thank you in advance for your aid.