I love Dorico so far, but the only thing that has never worked for me are the default HALion Symphonic Orchestra Instruments.
According to the videos and all the forums I’ve read, Dorico should automatically assign instruments while you are working in Setup Mode. The only instrument that’s ever been assigned on my computer is “First Contact” for whichever instrument I set up first, every following instrument, no matter what it is, comes up blank. I’ve also tried “Load Sounds For Unassigned Instruments” and “Apply Default Playback Template” to no avail. I can even see the lights flashing on HALion and can see that it’s assigning things, but it only assigns blank instruments.
I have now uninstalled and re-installed Dorico, HALion Sonic and Symphonic Orchestra twice now and the exact same thing is still happening. I’ve poured over the forums and I’ve found people with similar issues on Windows, but I’m running a Mac. I’m completely baffled.