Daniel and team,
Now this is indeed stunning and I understand your (Daniel’s) statement dating from Feb 2nd!
If I might add to this, as a teacher I’m not even that much interested in TAB as in my opinion it isolates the TAB readers from the “proper notes reading” community, so I tend to go an extra (abstract) mile with my pupils and teach them notes, which is generally not a problem, and it enables them to learn one lingua franca for all instruments. Those who struggle reading notes struggle reading TABs, too, although the degree of abstraction is lower.
However, it is difficult to teach instruments that provide many strings and fretting possibilities if you want pupils to learn a specific fingering, which is the case with pedal steel guitar. In this case I rely on TAB to detail the fingering, accepting the drawback that pupils read the TAB instead of the notation. And yes, I usually have to do this manually, since I do not know of any reasonable other way.
Not knowing if the small market of pedal steelers is in your focus at all, I’d like to suggest two features:
1.) A possibility to separate notes from the TABs and to print/display them separately, thus using TABs as a “solution sheet” in case of doubt while keeping notes and TABs synced
2.) A possibility to create macros to add the diacritical remarks needed to specify a string/pedal (or lever) combination. The solution of my choice – comparable to encircled numbers for string identification in guitar notation – would be numbered symbols (squares, triangles, diamonds, cones, various -agons etc.; maybe various colours, although that is less editor-friendly) to identify at the same time the string (via the number) and – if so given – the pedal/lever in use (via the form) – and it would be short.
Alternative: Letter/number combination; letters for pedals and levers (as is the case currently in much of psg notation), numbers for the strings.
Some pedals/levers raise/lower a whole note; sometimes it is necessary to press only halfway to achieve the corresponding half tone modulation – this needs to be noticeable.
Of course if you manage to come up with a viable solution for psg notation that is fixed and predetermined, but sets a reasonable future standard it will be all the same welcome.
I’d also welcome a scorchy app to display partitions on my tablet, but that’s a different subject.
I’m looking very much forward to Dorico’s future while I honestly still have enough to learn with the existing version.