It has been relatively quiet concerning the next big update of Dorico, I have a few questions:
I assume the next big update will be a paid one, can you give an aproximative price and date?
Will Dorico follow the update rhythm and price of Cubase or will Dorico follow its own update rhythm and price?
Here the upgrade prices and dates of Cubase in the last years:
January 2013 - Cubase 7 - 150,-€
February 2014 - Cubase 7.5 - 50,- €
January 2015 - Cubase 8 - 100,-€
December - Cubase 8.5 - 50,- €
December 2016 - Cubase 9 - 100,- €
November 2017 - Cubase 9.5 - 60,- €
To sum up:
A paid update each year (usually at the end of the year)
Price for updates with a new version number: 100,-€
Price for x.5 update version: 50,- € (the last one for Cubase 9.5 was 60,-€)
3. Here are the most important features I really miss in Dorico at the moment, which of them can be expected and when?
. The possibility to choose wether items properties are in sync or not between score and parts
. Tabs and fingerings for frets instruments
. Separate font and font size/style for bar numbers in score and parts
. Master Pages Export and import
. A few alternative SMuFL fonts (also jazz) AND (OR?) a comprehensive (meaning made easy) tutorial (preferably from the meister itself) on how to edit/create SMuFL fonts (Though the SMuFL standard introduces amazing features the complexity is overwhelming! It is indeed much easier to edit a few things in a not SMuFL notation font)