I recently got some feedback from my tenor saxophone group, regarding notes out of range for their instrument. It turns out that (my instance of) Dorico doesn’t flag a low A (G in concert pitch) as out of range, even though the instrument cannot play lower than a Bb (at least for normal players). If i write an Ab, it is flagged as out of range, so essentially it seems like the range indicator is half a pitch off.
I’ve tried resetting the instrument, and creating a new project, without the problem going away.
there have been a few requests for the instrument range to be user-editable. This is not only to correct possible errors in what is technically playable but also to be able to set the limits according to either the abilities of the actual musicians in question or, equally importantly, for the programming of virtual instruments. It can be infuriating to write something which one sample library can play and another cannot and not always noticing the missing notes in the playback-- the ability to programme sets for different situations would be invaluable for error checking and if necessary producing alternative versions of the score.
New update on this. Just discovered the same issue with the baritone sax (although some instruments have an extension), and checked the rest of the saxophones. Unless I’ve misunderstood something (not a wind player), most seem to have similar errors. You guys might want to go over your register database again.