What is actually required to be downloaded and installed when using Dorico? I’m using Dorico mainly for engraving/printing music, so I don’t think I need an advanced 6GB sound library with all the bells and whistles, some simple default sounds would suffice to get an idea whether I’ve written everything correctly.
But also, a litte bit of backstory because I’m confused and not sure if I’m doing something wrong: I’m on a Mac, have Dorico 1 and installed HALion Sonic SE 3 standalone later on because there used to be an audio engine issue with version 2 of HSSE that came with Dorico 1. I don’t remember whether I installed the original HSSE 2 from the Steinberg Download Assistant at the time I downloaded Dorico 1 or whether that was actually included in the application installer.
Now I got a license for Dorico 2 and decided to get rid of the old components first, so I removed the standalone HSSE 3 using a program called “AppCleaner” that automatically searches the computer for all relevant associated system files and removes them. Then I downloaded the Dorico 2 application installer using the Download Assistant, installed it, started Dorico 2, and it seems to work despite not having actively installed HSSE 3 (I did download it but didn’t touch it so far) and/or downloaded and installed the Orchestra Library in the Dorico 2 section of the Download Assistant.
Additionally, if I now start Dorico 1 and look at the HSSE settings in Play mode it says that I have HSSE 3.
So, this is a little confusing for me. Does HSSE 3 come with the Dorico 2 application installer? If yes, why would I need to download it separately again? And if not, why would I have HSSE 3 if I deleted it and all its components earlier? Did I not get rid of it? And likewise regarding the Orchestra Library: is this required or just a nice-to-have? Six gigabytes of data isn’t quite a minor download.
Sorry for the lenghty post. If I didn’t explain myself clearly enough please let me know.