Overriding the transposition for layouts

You can override the transposition of each instrument in each layout independently; for example, to have multiple layouts with different transpositions for the same player in pieces for flexible instrumentation.


You have created the layouts whose transposition you want to override, and assigned the required players and flows to them.


  1. In Setup mode, in the Layouts panel, right-click the layout whose transposition you want to override.
  2. In the action bar, click Layout Settings and choose Clef and Transposition Overrides to open the Clef and Transposition Overrides dialog.

    You can also right-click layouts and choose this option from the context menu.

  3. In the table, select the instrument whose transposition you want to override.
  4. Activate Written middle C sounds as in the following sections, individually or together:
    • Transposed pitch

    • Concert pitch

  5. Change the pitch in the value fields.

    For Transposed pitch, you can specify any pitch. For Concert pitch, you can only specify the sounding octave of middle C.

  6. Optional: Repeat steps 3 to 5 for other instruments in the layout whose transposition you want to override.
  7. Click OK to save your changes and close the dialog.


The transposition for the selected instruments is changed in the selected layout. Key signatures are automatically updated when the layout is set to transposed pitch.

After Completing This Task

You can rename the selected layouts; for example, to ensure the correct transposition is included.