Instrument picker

The instrument picker allows you to find and add instruments to your project. It contains multiple versions of some instruments that have specific formatting and tuning requirements, such as French Horn, which has a version whose transposed pitch layouts are always in treble clef.

The instrument picker uses the application language.

You can open the instrument picker in Setup mode in any of the following ways:

  • Add a new player.

  • In the Players panel, click Add Instrument to Player Add Instrument to Player button in player cards.

  • In the Players panel, select a player and press Shift-I.

  • In the Players panel, select a player, then click Player Settings Player Settings button in the action bar and choose Add Instrument to Player. You can also right-click players and choose this option from the context menu.

Instrument picker when adding an instrument

The instrument picker contains the following sections and options:

  1. Search field

    Allows you to enter the instrument you are searching for directly. You can enter only part of the instrument name, such as cello for Violoncello.

  2. Instrument family column

    Contains instrument families to help you focus your search.

  3. Instrument column

    Contains the instruments available in the selected instrument family.

  4. Variants column

    Contains variants of the selected instrument, such as alternative transpositions, tunings, key signature options, or different behavior in concert/transposed pitch layouts. This column is not populated for instruments without variants.

  5. Create Empty Kit

    Adds an empty percussion kit to the player.

  6. Import Kit

    Imports an existing percussion kit previously exported as a library file.

  7. Add

    Adds the selected instrument to the project.

In addition to entering the instrument you want directly into the Search field, you can click options in the instrument picker to select them, and you can also select other items in the same column by pressing Up Arrow/Down Arrow.

You can cycle forwards through the instrument picker by pressing Tab, which navigates in the following order: Search field, Instrument, Variants, Instrument family. You can also cycle backwards by pressing Shift-Tab, which navigates in the opposite direction.

An enclosure line shows which instrument family or instrument is selected when using the keyboard to navigate.