Like many people who need notation, I have very mixed feelings about Score. I’m probably the last guy in the western hemisphere who actually -likes- Score and simply wishes it would be given full attention as an integral part of Cubase, as opposed to having a whole new separate program.
That said, on the one hand I am very interested in the new London ‘Scoring Team’ and appreciate Daniel’s blog; his enthusiasm and all. It really sounds like he ‘gets’ what people want/need and I applaud that.
OTOH… it seems frankly weird that he’s been going on about all the cool stuff that’s going to happen 2-3-4 years down the road with no ETA and very few specifics. It’s just too vague to be useful. I’m having trouble even visualising how it can be better than what’s out there. It’s an external program, but will allow people to compose seamlessly with their DAW? Confusing.
If this were another company I would think this was just general enthusiasm… or trying to gin up ‘buzz.’ BUT this sort of thing is ----so----- completely UN-Steinberg; a company that in general doesn’t pre-announce plans on pretty much -anything- to the hoi polloi.
So… as much as I root for what Daniel’s people are doing, the fact that he talks -so- much ‘blue sky’ stuff makes me more skeptical than I would otherwise be… because it’s not how SB rolls.
I’d kinda like to see both teams meet in the middle: I’d love to see SB be a bit more forthcoming about future plans for Cubase, but ironically, I’d also kinda like Daniel dial it back a bit until there are more hard facts to talk about rather than just going on about all the things that ‘the perfect program’ would do.
I say this with ‘love’ because, frankly notation is kind of a sensitive topic. I’m rooting for our hero, but I’ve been hurt before.
YMMV, of course.