As I strive to finish my first big score in Dorico, I am having many questions, some of which have been answered (thank you).
I have two more, which I’ll ask in different posts, so as to not mix the answers. First one is:
Is it normal that NotePerformer 3 does a terrible job playing an orchestral piece in Dorico 3.5? Not following the dynamics on the score or having an inconsistent approach to them, having sudden bursts or drops in volume, randomly missing articulations… the expression maps seem very poorly done. The result is quite harsh. I have tried many ways to solve that, rewrites, re-introducing dynamics…without success.
I don’t know if it’s due to Steinberg’s or to Wallander’s part of the implementation, but knowing wouldn’t help either.
So I’m wondering what would be the best orchestral library for this. Or if someone is selling pre-made expression maps for known libraries that really work in Dorico (I would pay for that). I’ve read that major libraries (Spitfire, Cinematic, Orch. Tools…) have made special products for StaffPad, for example, with expression maps and all.
Without a proper way to hear the music, the whole experience suffers.
Thanks in advance