In the attached project file, you can hear the tenor sax has a “snoring” sound, only on the note with staccato.
I suppose this is working as designed, but it is not a very desirable outcome from what I consider a normal workflow. I added the sax in Setup, but it did not assign a VST instrument. Shouldn’t Dorico always try to set up the playback synth correctly?
As there was no instrument assigned, I went into PLAY and set the sax to a channel (4) I wasn’t using. That had previously been set up for trumpet. And it had the HSO Trumpet Solo expression map. Evidently that map’s interpretation of staccato doesn’t work with the GM sax voice I selected. When I set it to DEFAULT, that cleared up the problem.
It seems to me that ideally Dorico should set up all of this when an instrument is added. Failing that, at minimum, I’d think when you load a new program into a Halion channel, a compatible expression map should be selected automatically. I realize that may fall into the boundary between Steinberg and Dorico, but it is the sort of thing a new or occasional Dorico user will find frustrating.
Snoring sax.zip (585 KB)