I’m used to doing detailed mockups with an extensive sound library in Logic Pro for demos for clients, and (once approved), exporting MIDI into Dorico entirely for producing playable charts.
What I’m wondering is: are we at the point where it COULD be viable to do mock-ups right in Dorico with those same libraries via expression maps, etc.? Specifically: is there an easy way of using my extensive library within Dorico that will provide the sort of finessed expression I can produce in Logic?
I ask because if I’m understanding correctly, creating Expression Maps in Dorico will certainly allow the more expressive libraries to default to using the most appropriate articulations, and I’m also presuming that by default Dorico will apply dynamics according to certain built-in rules depending upon which articulations and dynamic markings are in the score. However, is there really a way even with all of this to “automate” the expressive playback of static samples (even ones well-programmed via Dorico Expression Maps), in the same way that NotePerformer applies seemingly some sort of “A.I.” to automatically shape phrases in idiomatic ways?
Barring this, is Dorico yet setup to allow me to easily bypass the automated dynamic interpretation it applies, and for me to instead create things like my own CC11 Expression or CC1 Modulation MIDI data myself (similarly to how I do it in Logic: by recording via realtime MIDI playback/manipulating the appropriate MIDI controllers for CC11 and CC1, etc., then editing/tweaking after the fact?)
I ask because while I know it’s possible to edit CC11 and CC1, etc. in Play Mode in Dorico, I know others have talked about the conflict between this data and the automatic “Dynamics” data Dorico defaults to using. And (ultimately): is the end result worth the enormous amount of time it appears it will take to set up Expression Maps for my specific libraries and edit things, etc., vs. simply using NotePerformer?
Thanks for any thoughts (and apologies that I’m such a newbie at this particular aspect of using Dorico!)