I have started to transfer a lot of my music to Dorico, some from Sibelius via xml, and it works quit well so I have no problems with that, but most of my music is in Logic, and now I wonder if anybody has some tips how to proceed in making the transfer without a lot of hazzle?
The problem I have encountered so far is to import Drums and Percussion instruments.
I would love to have the ability to import via “mapping”, just as when “mapping” the output from Dorico via “percussion maps” to external libraries, I would like to be able to use a, in this case, “logic percussion map” when importing drums and percussion. Either via xml or midi import.
Or to be able to import directly into a custom made drum kit inside Dorico (if it was possible I could have a “Logic drum kit”
ready to import to)
(The ability to make a custom Drum kit inside Dorico is a great feature that I love, and I would love it even more if I could have my custom made kits to load and import to when needed)
As it is now, if I import a drum kit containing instruments that doesn’t exist in a regular Dorico Drum kit, those instruments will not be visible and will not be editable when in Dorico, same goes for percussion kits or even a single instrument as a tambourine, it will not show up.
Importing music containing a drum kit from Logic via midi, I have to move some of the Toms before exporting from Logic, and of course I have to know exactly to witch midi number I shall move it so it will show up when importing.
If I have an instrument in the Drum kit that doesn’t exist in the Dorico Drum kit, I also have to move those notes to a “free” instrument that is not occupied already. If they are occupied I have to extract those notes in to a new track in Logic, and put them on the bass drum or any of the existing instruments in Dorico drum kit.
After exporting from Logic and importing all in to Dorico I have to “edit drum kit”, import corresponding instrument, transpose imported midi notes to that instrument to get it to work.
As you can understand this is very time consuming and I really could need some help.
Maybe I don’t understand what possibilities I have, and that my way of making this work is overkill, I don’t know?
Any insights, anybody?
(Maybe there’s a good idea to have a “dummy” showing all imported midi notes but not sounding? if so we could be able to move/transpose them to the right instrument?)