Adding Channels to Instruments

• Feb 27, 2021 - 16:57

I was curious to know whether it is possible to manually add channels to an instrument part; for instance, all brass instruments can take mutes, but only the trumpet has the mute channel. I searched the handbook and did not find anything. Is there a way to add a channel, if I wanted to? It's not some big problem that I need solved, but I would like to know whether or not I can do it.


You'd need to edit (and use) instrument.xml, or the mscx from the score or template
There's no muted trombone or the like, because there's no sound for it in GM sound fonts

Instead of a custom instruments.xml you could consider adding the brass instruments all as trumepts then chnging their sounds only in the mixer - assuming you actually have muted trombone sounds etc in whatever soundfonts you are using. You can also add an instrument change text from the palette to add a new instrument mid-score and with it a new subchannel in the mixer.

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