Noteperformer and Dorico 4 (Solved)

I have Noteperformer (and the latest version I am sure). A project created with Noteperformer can open, but playback doesn’t quite seem to work well. On a new project, Noteperformer isn’t even an option in the dropdown menu.

Is this a Robby problem, a Noteperformer problem, or a Dorico 4 problem?

Any help would be appreciated.

(M1 Mac mini)

FWIW, I cannot seem to get Halion SE to work well either. It plays a very horrible beep sound.

Along with that, I am unable to open the Halion window by pressing the “e” icon.


It wasn’t as easy to find on the Noteperformer website (after about 15 minutes), I found the answer.

Dorico 4 must be run in Rosetta.


That is concerning, considering Dorico4 is Apple Native now.

Yes—all plugins must speak the same language, so if something (in this case, NP) isn’t updated to be M1 native, you must run it via Rosetta. This is true of most DAWs as well.

I must have been dreaming, but I swore that NP was Apple M1 silicon native. That’s why I started the thread. But in the end, I learned I was incorrect.

For now, sound is not so important to me. So I will hold on on worrying about playback until NP, Kontakt, and Halion are native to the M1.


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For what it is worth, word is that Arne is working on an update to NP.

Now, I’m afraid, you have to wait for the rest of the world to catch up. I thought that by taking a year after the release of Apple’s first machines using the new architecture that we would be one of the last applications to be native on Apple silicon, but in fact we are among the first, and Cubase 12 is right behind Dorico. Please make sure you let your favourite plug-in developers that native Apple silicon VST3 plug-ins are what you’re now looking for.

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