I’ve been a Cubase user for many many years ever since it was launched from an Atari computer. In all these years it contributed to my musical development.
On the other hand, I have been always very disappointed with the scoring possibilities of Cubase. Through the years of updates I gave up waiting for real scoring with Cubase and I went to learn to work with Finale.
Now Finale is not perfect either so for real bookmaking layouts I started to learn how to use Adobe Indesign. From finale I export the score in pdf files that I then combine in Indesign.
Now whith Dorico I saw the philosophy of Adobe’s indesing and Finale’s music scoring combined into one program. So I enthusiastically started to newly score one of my guitar instruction books, 82 pages and 140 flows.
I’m really sorry to say that the program, unless I’m doing something wrong of course, is so slow that it absolutely takes all your inspiration away of working and developing something.
It’s not enough to say that Dorico has to do a lot of calculating, yes of course ….that’s what it does….it’s a program on a computer. But we, the users, don’t care how it is designed, we only care whether it works or not.
So the philosophy of Dorico I embrace but the performance of the program is absolutely not accurate.
I really hope that Steinberg is going to listen to us. I’m afraid I’m not the first one to write about this.
I bought Dorico 2 straight away, left it after 5 minutes finding out that tablature was not on board yet.
I tried Dorico 3 but will wait until the team fixed the performance of the program. Come on…it should be easy to create a book of only 100 pages and 200 flows!