I can open Dorico.
I can open the project I’m currently working on.
Then there is two different behaviors.
One: The VSTs are loading, after maybe 30 seconds I have all the sounds; when I choose a note, it’s playing. I can go on working. I can change my Playback Template to Silence or to Note Performer. I can do changes in VST Instruments.
Two: The VSTs aren’t loading, I get no sound when I choose a note. After at least a minute or two the red triangle appears (below right), when I click on it, it says “Error connecting to Audi Engine”. From this moment on I can still work, I can do changes in Write Mode, I can even switch modes, but if I try to save the project, the spinning ball appears and Dorico doesn’t respond anymore.
Sometimes the spinning ball already appears when I try to change one of the VST Instruments, let’s say from Vienna to Halion, or when I try to open the “Device Control Panel” in “Audio Device Setup”. Also, if I try to change the Playback Template, the spinning ball appears.
To put this into perspective: During the last days, behavior number two appeared in 9 of 10. I can’t work like this.
Meanwhile I managed to save a version of my score with a Note Performer Setup. I will now try to reopen the original File without Trilian and see if that makes a difference.
It’s really frustrating. I have a very nice sounding setup to do arrangements. I used to do the arranging part in Logic, and when the result is what my clients liked I would transfer everything to my notation app (Sibelius back then) and do just the score. I really had hoped to speed up this whole process by using my sound setup directly in Dorico. But right now I’m losing too much time with trouble shooting.
Anyway, thanks for helping!