The Akinola project was created with Dorico Pro using the HALion Symphonic Orchestra library, which is not included in Dorico Elements.
So when you load that project, you need to first apply the HSSE (Elements) Playback Template.
Dorico is supposed to be clever enough to apply the default playback template by itself for the example projects, though, so I have made a note to re-check this and make sure that’s still working as intended.
Well, yes, but that what is in the preferences just specifies which playback template will be used when you create a new project, but Dorico will not apply that template automatically on an already existing project (except for the demo projects).
I checked this and it after loading the score, the playback template in preferences is set to Elements(HSSE) - is there another place I can set it. It’s kind of difficult, because Dorico sometimes crashes before I can poke around at all.
Ok, I managed to get to the Score menu and see that the Playback Template there is set correctly. But I’m not getting any sound on this score, even though I’ve set the ouput fader to 0 db.
And is it only that one project that is making trouble?
One more thing that sprang into my mind and that is maybe not obvious to you. To apply a playback template explicitly to a project, you have to go to Play Mode and there choose from the menu Play > Playback Template. Is that what you are looking for?
Right, I did go to the play menu, but mistakenly called it the Score menu.
It is just this one project that is causing trouble. I could work around this by going Pro but that’s not feasible or necessary at this point. Dorico Diagnostics.zip (1.7 MB)
Even though it may say HSSE (Elements) is applied when you go to Play > Playback Template, it does no harm to click Apply and Close, which will still reapply the playback template and should make sure that everything is in good shape.
At least you have sound now.
And of course it sounds much better in the Pro version with HALion Symphonic Orchestra, but you pay the price for it…
Btw, I’m responsible for the audio engine side and Daniel the Dorico side, so he will have a look at the Dorico crash file sooner or later.
I of course would love to have the Pro version, but I only write for solo instruments, trios, or quartets, so I can’t really justify the expense. If Steinberg ever decides to do an Elements to Pro upgrade for $99, I’ll be happy to pay.