Hi - I purchased Dorico Elements a couple months ago, and overall I’m very happy with the purchase. However, I’ve had a consistent problem with sound playback using the Halion Sonic SE plugin that I’ve been unable to resolve on my own. When I first open a Dorico file, playback works fine - I can select the first note of the piece, hit ‘p’ and it will playback correctly. However, the longer I leave Dorico open and/or the more notes I input, the more playback degrades.
The ‘degradation’ effect that I observe is a shortening of note lengths - notes will gradually become more staccato (and in some cases more poorly timed) until the notes are so short that they no longer play back at all. This is particularly problematic in places where I have a piano pedal line. Rather than sustaining the notes through the pedal line, each note will sound as a staccato.
The problem does not affect sounds created by note entry (i.e. when I touch a key on my MIDI controller), only the sounds from playback of notes already entered. Also, the more players and MIDI channels I have in a piece, the faster this degradation seems to occur. I have one piece with a piano, an SATB reduced score, and multiple individual staffs for other voice parts, and after opening this piece it’s typically less than 5 minutes before the playback quality degrades to the point of being unusable.
Has anyone ever encountered this before?
Here are my system specs:
Intel Core i7-7700K
32 Gb RAM
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Zx
Windows 10 version 1903
Dorico Version: 126.96.36.1991
Halion Sonic SE Version: 3.3.0