Stage templates

Stage templates allow you to set appropriate stage positions for all instruments in the project simultaneously, using the visual representation of a stage as seen from above to make this process easier. Stage positions determine the panning and reverb settings for instruments in playback.

When you apply stage templates to projects, Dorico Pro changes the panning and reverb settings for all channels in the Mixer simultaneously.

To match instruments in the project to stage positions defined in the stage template, Dorico Pro performs the following sequence of considerations in order of preference, first for instruments in groups, then for ungrouped instruments:

  1. Soloist instruments are matched with soloist stage positions for the corresponding instrument type, if defined.

  2. Numbered instruments are matched with numbered stage positions for the corresponding instrument type, if defined.

  3. Instruments are matched with unnumbered stage positions for the corresponding instrument type, if defined.

  4. Instruments are matched with instrument family stage positions for the corresponding instrument type, if defined.

  5. Instruments without a suitable stage position use the fallback position.

Where possible, Dorico Pro uses groups in stage templates for corresponding player groups in Setup mode.

You can override the stage template applied to the current project in the Live Stage dialog, such as by changing the arrangement of some instruments. You can then save your overrides as a new stage template.

You can also export custom stage templates; for example, to share them with other users. Stage templates are saved as .dorico_stt files.

Note
  • Stage templates are available in all projects you open or create on your computer. Any changes you make to stage templates affect new instruments you add to existing projects that use those stage templates.

  • In combination with stage templates, you can use space templates to hear your arrangement of instruments in different spaces and with different amounts of reverb.

Video tutorial about stage and space templates (English)