Hello everyone, my name is Trevor Collins, and I’m a huge fan of Dorico, I actually just upgraded to 4. But anyways, I also just purchased the BBCSO Core library, and am very excited to get to using it. However, I’m having some difficulties at the current time and could really use some help. Let me first start by saying that even though I may be self-taught in music theory, I at least know most of the terminology. However, that’s not really the case being also self-taught in software such as Dorico and these VST libraries. I hardly know any of the terminology or how to properly navigate around things, ESPECIALLY when it comes to the VST libraries. So please use very easy to understand, and detailed directions.
Now, I’ve found the page with the link for the Playback Template for BBCSO and the installation video as well. I’ve followed the instructions, and I think it works fine for the included instruments. However, I need to include some works that at least contain the pre-installed Halion Sonic Sounds (in particular the Piano). I watched the video and read the included document, which say that when you add a new player that isn’t included in the template, it should automatically assign it to Halion Sonic Sounds library. The issue I’m running into is that, regardless of whether I have the template loaded and then add the Piano, or I simply start off with the Piano and two or three other instruments all from Halion Sonic sounds, and then Switch to the BBCSO Core template, for some reason, when you are in, “Play,” mode, and you look at the instruments under the, “VST and MIDI,” there is never an additional VST instrument box for the Piano. For some reason it always leaves it out. In fact it does this for every instrument that isn’t included now. But the biggest reason the Piano is such a big deal for me is because it’s how I write my initial sketches/drafts before I orchestrate, and I’d like to be able to copy and paste the Piano part over instead of having to switch back and forth between files, because, unfortunately, I don’t have a printer. I’m sure a lot of this is actually having to do with the setup in Halion, but here’s a few pictures so you can see what I’m referring to…
Here’s what the loadout look’s like of the solo Piano in Halion Sonic sounds:
Here’s what the, “Play,” mode looks like with an added Bassoon and Clarinet and IN the BBCSO Template (note the lack of Halion for Piano):
And finally, I don’t know if this plays a role or not, but I happened to notice, on the last picture, towards the bottom, “instruments” was selected to be shown, but, “Piano,” was missing. However, when I deselect it, and select, “Midi,” note what happens…
My other major issue that is causing me some concern is simply the fact that Dorico is continuously popping freezing on me for short lengths of time now (anywhere from 10 to 30 seconds) saying, “not responding.” Before I had Dorico I had Sibelius with a sound library as well, and it constantly froze on me too, but what’s concerning here is that I have my BBCSO saved to an external hard drive, and it is also freezing on me at times when I’m not even using it. Should this be cause for concern?
Again, I love Dorico so very much!! It’s been great to use, the support has been wonderful, and I’m excited to get back in it. Thanks in advance.