Hi everyone this is my first post,
1)I was wondering if there is a way to change the midi velocity of the notes in the Play mode? Or if you import midi to the score which has velocity information does this translate upon playback?
2)Has anyone used a lot of 3rd party VSTs such as Play or Kontakt to run a full orchestra? If so how has Dorico 2 performed on playback and with cpu/ram, is it similar to cubase, or the fact that it is at the same time running the notation engine add to the cpu and bog down the more cpu intensive plug ins?
I am running a decently poweful system that can handle many instruments/voices playing at the same time in Cubase, just wondering if it runs really well for others similarly in Dorico, and what your experiences have been?
3)Combining the first 2 questions above, I do not see what the point of using the vst plug ins would be if you can not control the velocity as this is very crucial and basic to how most orchestra vst plug ins work/sound (e.g. for kontakt or play where there are multiple velocity layers which trigger different samples), and being able to edit on a per note basis is part of the midi note message, if this is not included in Dorico 2 I think it should be an obvious update in the future? One of the reasons I purchased Dorico 2 (instead of Sibelius) was because I didn’t want to have 3rd party expression maps for proper functioning of the vsts, which is just a huge waste of time, in relative to if each sound/track just functioned as it does in a DAW you do not necessarily need expression maps to program in just a legato violin at different dynamics for instance. I feel like the play mode editing of midi should include all these kind of basic features of a DAW for better playback. Hopefully it already does and I have just not discovered how this works yet?
Why not include this functionality? One of the most exciting things to me about Dorico 2, is the idea/potential of programming in the midi for precise playback in Dorico itself (think really amazing sounding playback like when you program music in a daw with your favorite vsts), so if I export the midi to my DAW I will just have to mix, master, and bounce it out without having to fiddle around with changing anything (does anyone do this ALL in Dorico!? - just wondering?). So if one can use Dorico not only write out the score, but in the same sweep have the midi editing power for programming whatever sounds you are using for the actual finished music track finished - precisely for a streamlined workflow into the daw or maybe even ALL done in Dorico itself.
-Is the only way to get this type of functionality still through expression maps? Or has any one programmed in cc1 or cc7, etc. midi data for this with success?
e.g.loaded 8dio adagio violin patch to test it and it was only playing at one velocity level, so even though it sounds better than Halion (to me), since you can’t change the velocity per midi note it makes the sound seem not that much better than the typical cheesy notation software music sound, in other words it does not sound like a music track, but a representation/example of the composition.
4)I had a feature request, that is when you open a plug in window in Play mode you can still press space bar to play/stop the piece, this is normal functionality in Cubase and I think it is very helpful if you are tweaking sounds in the vst while the score is playing. As it stands now I do not believe you can start stop the piece without first closing the open vst plug in window.
Related, what is the key command to go all the way back to the start of the score for playback (on mac)? Figured out to step back in jumps to the beginning, but you have to press multiple times to hop back, or hold the - key on the number pad until it reaches the beginning of the score. (of course I will be reading the manual/updates history soon, but just wondering what this command is as I will use it when I am still learning/reading the manual and will make my life easier, for the time being as I just purchase this last night.)
5)Can you use midi notes for keyswitching without seeing the notes on the score?
Really like where this program is headed, like how the creators think - very musician friendly and in depth. Thanks everyone.