I’ve been using Finale since 1990, then Notion 5/6, StaffPad iPad since February 2020, and bought Dorico 3 Pro about 4 months ago. I’m new to Dorico.
I’m doing a video on MusicXML comparing the different export examples/results of one MusicXML file to each software/app.
The original MusicXML file is from StaffPad iPad version, concert pitch. The 5 of 6 instruments are pitched in C, and the trumpet is pitched in Bb. However, I exported all in concert pitch.
I’ve done Finale 26, no problem.
I’ve done Notion 6, no problem.
I’ve done latest Sibelius, no problem.
Dorico - problems! The C major concert pitch piece is being played down a half step in B major with a C major key signature.
I can transpose the score to C# major and that cures the problem, but it looks horrible in that key. I know I can hide the key signature as C major.
Does anyone have a solution for this? I’ve tried exporting the file from StaffPad as transposed and concert pitch with no success.
Also, Dorico also opens the score one beat out in a few of the parts, so I had to delete the opening empty bar in StaffPad.
Thanks for any suggestions. My video airs Sunday!