Should I define all the instances of an instrument in a template?


I’m reworking my magnum templatum. I’ve created every instrument in the score, and wired it to an instance and channel in Vienna Ensemble.

But I’m still unsure of the depth needed in the template by repeated instruments of the same type.

For example, I might have something like this in a score:

  • Tam-tam 1
  • Tam-tam 2
  • Tam-tam 3

Should I define a single Tam-tam in the template, and then manually rewire everything after the playback template has create instances 2 and 3 whereas it prefers?

Or should I put all three instances in the template, and the playback template will apply the same programming to the score it is applied to?