I want to buy Dorico, but I am interested to know if it will support something that is very important to me.
I painstakingly created piano music in my sequencer (Sonar) and saved it as a MIDI file. When I load it into finale, the durations of many notes are messed up. For example, I might play three notes in a row in the left hand as a broken chord: one whole note, one dotted half, and one half so the notes are sustained throughout the measure. There is a right-hand part that my play two, three, or four notes at once. Finale doesn’t like this: it tries to force everything in each hand to total four counts, so, for the left hand part, it writes a quarter, a quarter, and a half. It won’t let me change these. It does similar things to the right-hand part.
What I hope Dorico will do:
1-Allow me to load a MIDI file for piano as it. <<Most important feature right now.
2-Allow me to create (easily) piano music that has a variable number of parts.
Is this possible and fairly easy?
Note: I will usually be adding a staff for the vocal part. This is not difficult in Finale and I assume it is not difficult in Dorico.
Thank you! --Konrad