I’m currently composing using Sibelius 7, Hauptwerk 4, and a 67-stop organ sample set. From the videos I’ve viewed Dorico’s user interface is vastly superior. However, from what I’ve viewed and read, implementing the organ sample set in Dorico 3 would appear to be a daunting task. While expression maps key switches and custom playback templates appear to be an elegant architecture, I fear I would be overwhelmed by a massive development effort to implement the playback templates that would work for this (or any large pipe organ). I’m not even sure there are enough available key switches to do a proper implementation (67 stops, numerous couplers, pistons, etc).
Today on Sibelius, I create text objects containing the midi control changes I need (e.g. ~C98 15 C99 32 C6 127 C38 128 …etc). This might appear crude, but it works. Is there a means on Dorico 3 to send “raw” midi messages such as the above? If there were, it would enable me to continue composing while I work on developing a solution the “Dorico 3” way. Are there other Dorico approaches that I should consider?