Support for microtonal tuning of playback, and microtonal notation was mentioned occasionally in the “Making Notes” blog comments & discussion. Is there more information about how this will work in Dorico?
As may of you know, in Sibelius one needed to use MIDI pitch bend messages to achieve fine tuning in playback. While this is a really powerful method for creating audio files, the MIDI message applied to each staff, so each staff needed to be monophonic if one needed different notes tuned simultaneously. If one also wished to produce a score, a different file needed to be created for the score. Will this still be the case in Dorico?
Also, how will the fine tuning work in the interface? I’ve been told that MuseScore allows users to simply right click on a note and alter the tuning of the note via a +/- cents dialog. Will it be as simple as MuseScore, or more like Sibleius’ use of hidden MIDI messages (which requires keeping a database of frequently used MIDI messages)?
Finally, will Dorico integrate the fine tuning with existing systems of microtonal accidentals? The two I encounter the most are sagittal notation and the Ben Johnston system of notation.