Daniel (and Team),
I have been busy working on a drum set book that will be going to a publishing house soon for mass production. I am the copyist, and am having to work with a competitor’s software, as Dorico’s percussion ability is lacking.
I have spent some time with Dorico working on test projects, and I wanted to say thank you for the methodical addition of features. While I would have loved to do this current project in Dorico, I am well aware that Dorico is not very capable in the that realm as of yet. But I am not angry. I have spent the last several weeks struggling to get the other software to do what I need it to do. Things are sometimes wonky, cumbersome, confusing, and all around not user friendly. I have struggled with random crashes, random hanging, etc. I have seen tools simply “give up.” I can tell that some of these tools, features, etc., weren’t very well tested or implemented. Things that I used to just “know” how to do, make me wonder why there are so many differences from one tool to the next.
I guess I wish that Dorico was ready, but more importantly I am thankful that as a team, you are working to not only make features work, but to make features work well. Every tool that I have used in Dorico is consistent in application. The approach to using the different tools is like using the same tool over and over (if that even makes sense). I know that you have users barking orders about what they want to see, and what improvements need to be made. And while they may have a point or might have good ideas, I am thankful knowing that you are taking the time to not only listen, but to also create a well working application. My experiences with Dorico have only been positive. And I am looking forward to what the future brings.