So I am experimenting with trying to get VDL melodic instruments working with Dorico. Specifically, I am trying to get the Marimba RoseW Med (MW) to work. It looks like I figured it out but just wanted to double check some things so I can make sure it’s correct and so I can understand the inner workings of Dorico.
So what I did was created a solo player, and chose marimba. I then went to “play,” and then changed the player to Kontakt, and then from there I loaded the Marimba RoseW Med (MW) sound. From there, I went to “write” and wrote some notes, and everything is playing perfectly, even the crash cymbals in the high register that VDL has for this marimba.
I was curious if it really is this simple for VDL melodic instruments? Why didn’t I have to write a percussion MIDI map like the other non-pitched VDL percussion instruments? Just curious how Dorico is able to play everything perfectly, even the cymbals, without me programming any MIDI notes.
Also, is this the correct way to program VDL melodic instruments? Thanks for the help.