First of all let me say how happy I am for Dorico to finally be here! I have been waiting for this a long time and have been following it’s development closely since the beginning. And it’s fun! It looks incredibly beautiful (unparalleled really), it’s fast, very well thought out and intelligently designed. It’s really obvious to me that this will become the ultimate scoring software I was hoping for.
I’m a little bit disappointed though. I’ve been running it for about 4 hours now and it has crashed about 20 times since. Most of the time while trying to export PDF files - the playback engine randomly wont start playing even though I’m pressing play, custom score layouts wont show any parts even though i selected players (it will just be empty - no instruments at all with graphics bugs) sometimes i open a score and there are no instruments showing at all - every part is empty - also, there is basically no real documentation… there are are also minor things like when trying to export a pdf my printer starts printing the score (even though i chose PDF explicitly) and the Watermark being a solid black sometimes, then again a light grey. And, well… all those crashes! It feels like i’m using an early beta build. wich is frustrating. I don’t regret buying it, especially taking into account that with the crossgrade reduction it’s practically 50% off. But as of now it’s pretty much unusable in any professional context for me.
EDIT: The bug with the instruments not showing has been solved in another post. Still the order of instruments in the score horns above strings etc. has to be manually updated when working with groups and new layouts… but that’s a minor bug and it’s easily fixed.
I still love this program for what a powerfull tool this will become one day, but as of now, this is just a fancy, unreliable toy. A fun though… Hope this gets looked into…
Dorico Test files.zip (700 KB)