Option to use a different instrument for each voice
Multiple instruments/parts are often written on a single staff to save paper. The "Change Instrument" text feature allows this to be reflected during playback, but not if both instruments play at the same time.
Consider this common format for a duet where two singers alternate lines/verses but sing the final verse together (same words, different notes - see attached file Duet - Change Instrument Example.mscz):
1st Verse: Person 1 --> 2nd Verse: Person 2 --> 3rd: Person 1 --> 4th: Person 2 --> Final verse: Both in harmony
Person 1 and 2 could be assigned separate staves, but since they rarely sing simultaneously it is more elegant to use a single staff and the the "Change Instrument" feature. However, it is not currently possible to get both instruments to play the final verse. The best way to achieve this would be the ability to assign a different instrument to each voice.
This feature would be especially useful for Opera, Operetta and Musical Theatre. It would also be useful for SATB choral music. Usually when a vocal part splits in SATB (e.g. into 1st Bass and 2nd Bass) both parts are shown on a single staff (and therefore given a single control in the Mixer). This makes learning a part difficult (unless you have the skill to separate out the lines in your head) but controlling each voice individually would alleviate this problem.
|Duet - Change Instrument Example.mscz