Dorico 4 tempo track

I’m overall completely AMAZED by Dorico 4. What an ambitious update, with EVERY single new feature hitting me right where I live.

I have one quick question - I saw in the vid that tempo is not editable in write mode; but I’m also finding that I cannot adjust the tempo track in Play mode. Is that the case for now w/ Dorico 4, or am I missing something? If it’s a thing we have to wait to get back, I’m fine w/ that - worth all the amazing updates. But just making sure I’m not being boneheaded.

That’s correct, for the time being the tempo track is non-editable either in Play mode or in Write mode, but this is something we will address as soon as possible.


Sounds good - is it a terrible idea to bring projects back into 3.5 to do tempo track editing? Does it depend on how many new features were used in 4.0?

No, that should work fine. The tempo editor in Dorico 3.5 “just” creates regular tempo events, so it’ll be fine coming forward from 3.5 to 4.0. Just watch out that any new 4.0-only features you use will not survive a roundtrip if you save in 3.5.

On that subject, today was my first time to try opening an updated file in an older version of Dorico, and it is amazing that this works at all! :smiley: (I’m not surprised, though, given the incredible organization of data across the whole application.)

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