For some reason, neither in setup nor in the VST instrument section I can add Violin Solo Combi from HSO. Can anyone offer help? I restarted the computer and Dorico.
Don’t recall how I did it, but it is possible. (I do recall it took several tries; I think the search engine in HALion is just difficult to use.)
You should find that if you create a solo player and assign a violin instrument in Setup mode, that’s what gets loaded automatically. If that’s not the case, check what playback template is chosen in Play > Playback Template, and make sure that HSSE+HSO (Pro) is chosen if it’s not set by default.
HSSE+HSO (Pro) is the default. This is what I did.
- I imported an xml generated from Cubase 10.5
- Assigned instruments to each staff in Setup up mode.
I noticed there is no sound when I playback! I when in Play mode added VSTi. But I realized only The Cello Solo Combi can be selected.
I am going to try HSSE to see what happened.
I would like to know what steps should I take to convert an .xml file to .Dorico. I will ask this in another post.
Where is on my disk ( macOS Mojave) HSO is looking for .vstsounds? Maybe they are moved or something!
Dorico does indeed definitely always use HSSE, and never the older plug-in specifically for HALion Symphonic Orchestra. I suggest you try clicking the Reset Audio Engine Data button on the VST Plug-ins page of Preferences and then restart Dorico. It sounds to me like the MediaBay database is corrupted, and hopefully this will be sufficient to fix it up.
In fact, resetting it not only fixed that but also the other issue I had with saving HSO presets in Mediabay database. Now it shows all my presets!