I am trying to set up a routing scheme from divisi staves to MIDI channels by means of the ‘enable independent voice playback’ option in the VST instrument track headers (Play mode). Within a single score (consisting of one Flow), I need to be able to implement & playback the following divisi configurations:
- div.1 + div.2
- solo + gli altri
- solo + div.1 + div.2
The goal is to use these configurations for members of the strings section, using different VSL samples for each division. Taking the violins as an example, ‘unis.’ and ‘gli altri’ would need to connect to the MIDI channel used for ‘Orchestral violins’, ‘div.1/2’ to ‘Chamber violins’ and ‘solo’ to 'Solo violin.
I have no trouble achieving the correct MIDI routing for any single one of the above configurations. However, I can’t find a set-up that allows to correctly playback different such configurations at different positions throughout a score. The issue appears to be related to the fact that the voice count in Write mode does not have a one-to-one correspondence to the voice count in the voice dropdown menu in the track headers (Play mode);
recent posts (e.g. https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?p=1009106#p1009106) also point this out.
I have been trying to remedy this by playing around in Write mode with voice numbering and upstem/downstem voicing, but in the end could not come up with a scheme that provides a correct MIDI routing for all configurations.
I imagine this will be addressed in future versions of Dorico, but in the meantime I was wondering whether anyone has figured out a workaround?