I’ll start off to say that I’m so happy working with Dorico! After this last job, an orchestration of Beethovens triple concerto for a wind orchestra, I’m almost as fast as I am with Sibelius. Both score and parts looks just awesome! For this project I also bought Noteperformer, and WOOW, just out of the box without any tweaking it sounds better than anything has done on my computer before!
there are a couple of things I must point out that are a bit painful.
In Sibelius, “Focus on staves” is really useful when working on large scores. In this project I created a couple of new layouts for that purpose and it worked out really well. Well, until I realized that all my tweaking in the properties panel just affected that actual score layout. For some reason Beethoven uses cresc./dim both as text and hairpins. (At least in the edition of the piece I’ve ben working with…) So when everything was done I realized that all the dynamics had the wrong layout in the main score and all the hours I had spent with the dynamics were wasted. (Sorry for repeating myself from another post…)
Same thing with the piano part, where most of the tuplets are hidden in the edition I’ve worked with. I must say, my piano part looked really good after all tweaking. But when I turned over to the main score none of my settings were there.
For the future I REALLY would like to see an option to set whether the properties settings should affect only the actual layout or all. When it comes to such settings as how the dynamics looks, I can’t see any reason why they should look different in the parts and the score.
But I must give you kudos for the great flexibility in the layout of crescendos and diminuendos. That’s really awesome!!
Cross staff notation doesn’t feel like it’s properly finished yet. The stems should flip automatically in the adjacent staff when moving music to it. When forgetting to flip the stems before hitting “M” or “N” it ends up in a total mess.
When moving around with the arrow keys in Write mode it sometimes jumps way off. Sometimes a couple of player up in the score and sometimes a couple of pages away.
When zooming without anything selected the score sometimes jumps away like 10-20 pages. (but with a selection made in the score the selection is centered on the screen when zooming)
By some strange reason the score also jumps away when closing the Properties panel.
This is really strange. (Same issue on both my Mac and PC)
For easier navigation it would be great with floating on screen bar numbers, so there always are visible bar numbers (e.g. on the top staff)
Time signature bug?
Tonight when I was editing the parts I found a strange looking time signature as you can see in the attachment. I tried replacing it with a new one with no effect.
Slurs on tied notes
Are there any plans to make this sure possible to add directly in Write mode without having to drag it in Engrave?
To end up this post I must say that working with Dorico is working with a smile on my face all day long. It’s so fun and inspiring when it looks so good, with great note spacing and tons of really smart solutions! Looking forward to the next update!