Let me first say, I love Dorico and I switched from Sibelius the day it was released BECAUSE it was basically the same team that produced Sibelius. I have one concern that seems to come back over and over, percussion. I do keep a license for Sibelius but haven’t even opened Sibelius until today when I downloaded the current version. While going back and opening scores I had done in Sibelius years ago I realized again that Dorico is FAR behind Sibelius in percussion notation ease and I saw that most of the scores I did in Sibelius would not be possible to import into Dorico simply because of the way percussion is handled. I also have realized that 99% of workarounds I have had to learn in Dorico were percussion related. It has gotten better but the team really needs to step up this one area.
I understand keeping up with the competition and releasing an iPad version, it’s good business (and I actually paid for 12 instruments, although that doesn’t work in the Band world). How much progress was lost on the desktop Pro version because focus was on an iPad version.
The team knows how percussion works in Sibelius and it’s the one thing that’s handled better than Dorico at the moment. Please focus now and fix this. I have included a score done in Sibelius showing percussion staves I would never be able to do in Dorico.