Are there plans to make importing audio into Dorico a real, usable feature in Dorico 4.0?
A good amount of my work involves creating arrangements on top of existing audio.
At the moment, the only way I can get audio into my project is by creating a “fake” video file that I can then import into Dorico. However, this method is cludgy and imprecise. While it is possible to adjust the timing of the “video” file within Dorico, it does NOT seem to be possible to make the video start SOONER than the beginning of the score (no negative numbers are allowed!) This IS NECESSARY however because there is a significant amount of latency in NotePerformer playback, so I end up needing to pad my video files with about 100ms of extra time at the top to get them to sync correctly. Inevitably, this involves repeatedly exporting the “video” until I stumble upon the amount of padding that will make it sound reasonably in time. How nice it would be if I could just do this in Dorico. For each project, this amounts to about 15 minutes of time that I would much rather spend working on music.