I am still trying to figure out the use of keyswitches, which I understand in basic theory but don't find completely explained in any one place, nor my specific question anyplace.
I need to be able to do an extremely common orchestration procedure: using Sibelius, I want to control first and second violins, violas, celli and bass each from single staves. I will switch occasionally from unmuted solo to ensemble with mutes. I will need other switches (trill, tremolo, etc) for other pieces.
Is it possible to combine (on the same staff--but not at the same time) solo and ensemble strings with any extant keyswitch? The switch with all the articulations is the FULL item (no solos), and the solo switch contains no ensemble. If not, how do I do this without creating separate staves for solo and ensemble strings? Same question for winds and brass.