I have a couple topics I would like to discuss. If you want me to repeat the topics each in a separate post, let me know.
Combined instruments in score and corresponding parts.
Many composers and orchestrators, including myself, desire some instruments to be combined, such as horns, trumpets, flutes, clarinets, etc. (I’m sure this is well known in the community). It’s been a real pain on Sibelius and Finale trying to work with them as one instrument, then transfer that to two parts. It would be great to have a system that would find the layers and/or top or bottom notes and have them split already when you get to the parts. Sibelius mostly solved this, but I would love to see it go all the way.
Precise vertical/horizontal alignment
Key signatures, text styles (tempo, rehearsal marks, etc.), and other items that are common throughout scores/parts have been hard to precisely position in the style settings. Having alignment options by millimeter for both horizontal and vertical positions would be fantastic, as well as more clarity when working with the part options separate from the score. That way there would be less time spent using trial and error.
Will there be an iPad Pro app coming out that can work along side our computer? This would be FANTASTIC. PLEASE, work to beat out the team from StaffPad. I work much quicker on paper, and being able to draw directly into something working either along side Dorico or Dorico itself would do wonders for workflow.
I’m very excited for the release!!