Hi again guys,
Unfortunately I have found some things about Dorico that were very unpleasant to use.
I have this piece violin + piano I composed in my DAW a few months ago (Studio One). I did the necessary MIDI clean up procedures (fixing durations, separating the piano left and right hands, which ALWAYS cause trouble regardless of which notation software you import it to), but when I finally imported it, Dorico had placed random time signature changes throughout the piece (the piece does have a few time signature changes, but only one or two.
Dorico for some reason placed multiple even where there should have been none), meaning I had to change a bunch of those manually, and boy was it a pain.
Because for some reason when changing time signatures, Dorico doesn’t do the proper calculations, meaning I ended up with random 1/4 bars throughout the piece that couldn’t be changed.
What is worse, there were some bars of displaced music. I had to fix those manually as well. And I found out that Dorico can break when editing triplets. For example, there were a few triplets that when deleted, afected notes from adjacent bars (???). Deleting some triplets also caused other triplets from adjacent bars to break into regular 8th notes.
Musescore had this bug when importing the same piece where it would respell chords that didn’t need to be respelled, and there was no way around it. It was what made me curious about what if I imported into Dorico. Well I didn’t even have time to double-check the note pitches because of all I mentioned above. At least Musescore doesn’t screw up time signatures and triplets. A free notation software people. I know I’m relearning Dorico so I can make more advanced stuff, but this was so frustrating.
Anyways, I hope the above mentioned bugs are known at least. I can upload the midi file if you wish to test importing it on your own.
I’d also like to know where is the command to automatically respell pitches (doing this manually would just take too much time. It’s a long piece, almost 300 bars). Using the respell up or down options make the score unreadable (too many double sharps or double flats… maybe I’m not understanding what the respell up/down actually does?)
EDIT: I’m adding the MIDI file:
piano and violin_midi.mid (61.8 KB)