Articulations in playback

Adding articulations to your score affects how notes sound in playback.

If you do not have a sample library, Dorico Pro still changes how a note sounds in playback if you have put an articulation on it. For example, a staccato mark causes a note to sound shorter than normal, and an accent causes a note to sound louder than normal.

The Timing page in Play > Playback Options provides options for the default effect of articulations of duration. The Dynamics page contains options for articulations of force.

If you do have a sample library, Dorico Pro loads the specific sample for an articulation if such a sample is included in your sample library for that instrument.

As the articulation applies to the whole note, the sample is triggered at the start of a note. This includes notes that are tie chains.