Maximum number of parts (or notes?) using same instrument?
Is there a limit to the maximum number of parts or notes that can use the same instrument? If so, is this a limit of musescore, the synthesizer it uses, or the MIDI standard?
I have a choral piece that I've transcribed for my mother's choir while they are short a pianist. My intent is to use a digital keyboard for both practice and playing in the interim.
I transcribed a piece with the four vocal lines (SATB) as separate parts, and the piano as a fifth. The piano part looks complicated to me (I normally just sing one bass note at a time), and has a lot of chords, dynamics, etc.
When I listen to with the four SATB parts in Ahh choir and piano at the default grand, it seems to play fine. I hear the piano part clearly, and the SATB Ahhs blending together. However, for practice I want to have the SATB parts play as piano, with the piano parts played at reduced volume. When I set the mixer to play as Piano, however... notes get cut off. Especially those of the piano bass clef.
I'm not sure if there's a limit I'm reaching in Musecore, or the synthesizer, or MIDI standard or... I'm just doing this the hard way.
For actual practice / play, I'm exporting this as a MIDI file with parts, saving to USB, and loading on the DP that the choir has never used (a Roland 300GX). It plays the piano part beautifully, so what I'm doing in general seems to work... just don't know why I'm losing some notes in playback in Musescore.
The DP isn't local to me, so I can't readily export to MIDI and see if it plays fine on the DP.
FWIW, I'm running this on a Mac if that's relevant.