Hi all, I’m trying to incorporate the VSL “Full Percussion” kit that comes with Kontakt Factory Library. It has six instruments with multiple articulations, most of which have alt versions on different keys.
What I’m aiming for is this: I play something in, Dorico plays it back out. Somewhere in between, Dorico puts x’s & o’s on a grid and I move on with life.
To this end, I’ve:
- Made a percussion map, for now ignoring the question of alt versions (e.g. Snare Left 1 / Snare Left 2) in hopes that Dorico would play back the same note I played in
Assigned that percussion map to the correct channel/port/instrument in the right panel of the Play mode
Set up a Percussion player and kit
Set the Full Score to show percussion on a 5-line staff
…so now as I key in notes, Kontakt is playing everything per usual; Dorico is recording the correct kit pieces, but flattening out all the articulations. I went back and tried to add in playing techniques, but (a) this is a lot of extra work which I thought the percussion map was supposed to take care of in the first place, and (b) most of the techniques are either not working after I add them, or not appearing in the popovers. Also, © the shift-alt-up/down arrow command to cycle through techniques isn’t showing the techniques from my map, only rim/sidestick on the snare.
e.g. I lay down a bunch of snares and add LH / RH marks, but they still trigger the same sample
e.g. “Roll” appears in the percussion map editor, but not in the techniques panel, nor the popover
So I guess this all boils down to two questions:
Can I get Dorico to just play back what I’ve played in?
Are the playing techniques still in development, or is my software buggy?
Thanks for reading.