Hi, big fan of Dorico here, so don’t take this as whining.
I’m aware that tons of Dorico users have been requesting a functional glissando/portamento playback for several years now. It’s a bummer that this still isn’t implemented in some way, and that after spending lots of money on Dorico and custom sample libraries, etc., this still cannot be done. (Naturally, this would be not only useful, but critical, for composers/arrangers of nearly every type of notated music - string glissandi, for example, are used in virtually all styles of music and all eras.)
I’m aware that currently no matter what, the Dorico glissando “playback”, if it can be called that, merely steps up the chromatic scale, equally divided along the note duration. I’m wondering if there is a workaround. I have tried, for example, changing the tonality of a current project to a tonality with the semitone divided into many steps, but this doesn’t seem to affect playback at all.
Is there some workaround somebody’s found that might get closer to approximating the sound of a real string glissando? Thank you.
Hi, thanks so much for your feedback. Even if it’s slow - I have a project in which very slow glissandi are an important part.
Would you please walk me through how to do this? A quick google search doesn’t reveal anything immediately.
Hi, thanks again. I am using Note Performer in Dorico 4, but where is the midi pitch bend lane? Opening the midi track in Play only shows “Automation and CC” under which there is Velocity and a bunch of CC numbers. I don’t see ‘pitch bend’ anywhere.