[solved] Is working with mixer worth it?
Hello! I am just a newbie experiencing his honeymoon on having bumped into this incredible software. I've retained myself several times from posting before reading the handbook several times, but it looks like there is no (or I don' see a) clear answer to my question in it. So I will dare to ask here now. Sorry if the question is too silly or is misplaced.
My question is: What is mixer really needed for? Or better: Is it only needed while one is creating the score?
What I mean is, as far as I understand, different levels of volumes that can be set up for different tracks in the mixer will only affect the playback, but they won't affect the score itself. In other words, if I want those settings to be reflected on the score I would still have to do it by using different dynamics notations. Am I right?
If so, than better just not even open the mixer and start adjusting different parts' volumes by using the notation on the score. Otherwise, you will be disappointed when, say, you finally upload the score to Musescore website - only to discover later that the volume levels in your printed and uploaded piece are way off!
Besides, there are also some features on the mixer that cannot be possibly reflected on the score - the panning, the reverb and, probably, the chorus. If you spend a lot of time setting up those for different parts of your piece during the process of creation (and multiple playbacks), the disappointment later will be all the more great!
Is my understanding here correct? Can somebody, please, explain?