Can different voices on a stave have different mixer channels - and different sounds?
I really don't know the answer to this at the moment - other than that I suspect the answer is "No" - but it is only a suspicion.
I can see in the mixer that it is possible to mute individual voices, so I wondered if there were any other options. For example, if a flute and a piccolo had parts written on the same stave could they have two strips in the mixer, and perhaps use diferent soundfonts/audio libraries?
Clearly notationally there would be issues if instruments in different voices used different conventions - for example one normally using bass clef, the other normally using treble clef, or another example would be an oboe or flute playing with a B flat clarinet [transposing]. The difficulties might however turn out to be not so insurmountable. Some composers, for example - I think Stravinsky was one - wrote their works at concert pitch - and left any details of tranposition to editors. In Beethoven's time one simple solution was simply to write for instruments in C - parts which may well be transposed for modern instruments in B flat or A.
I just wonder if this is at all possible, or if my suspicion of a negative answer means I can shelve this notion - at least for a while.