I don’t know if anyone can help - please if you can:
I imported an xml file from Reaper. The parsing made such an utter mess of it I’m on the point of giving up and writing the score by hand.
The import came up with some very weird stuff but worse, it dropped out almost all the music. A harp part managed to stagger to bar 45 of 144 bars but other players dropped out earlier. The tuba just made it to around bar 6.
I spent the day taking great care to ensure every piano roll note stuck to the grid (resolved to 1/64 notes). It contains triplets, sometimes in the same bar as quadruplets, duplets etc.
I really can’t face putting in the lot by hand at my level of experience, particularly as I’d be switching between two applications the whole time.
So I tried a midi export from Reaper - and lo and behold it appears to have worked…except: it’s a) revealed all the keyswitch notes and b) has given some single-staff instruments two staves, treble and bass, as shown in the picture below.
It could be because the keyswitches are in the bass clef, so Dorico/midi interpreted the line as treble + bass. However, it has left other treble instruments single-staffed.
To rescue the thing, I’d be happy enough deleting all the keyswitches one by one. Fine, except is there then a way of splitting the pairs of staves to delete the one no longer needed?
The only other choices I have are:
a) to prepare a subsidiary file in the daw with the keyswitches deleted for a new midi export. At this point they’re irrelevant anyway.
b) give up on notation software. Though a couple of projects have gone well the xml import has always given trouble.
So please for an opinion.