I did a search for this topic, but I’ve only found some cursory, pre-release questions. (Hopefully I’m not repeating anything here!)
I’ve attached a picture of the piano pedal markings I’d like to use. I’m not seeing them anywhere in Dorico yet–and maybe I just don’t know where to look? Also, if I use pedal markings, will they come across in MIDI playback?
The last update did a lot for MIDI output, so hopefully more is to come. It’s almost made Dorico fully usable for me.
My main wish for pedal markings is that there will be some kind of intelligence built into it, suppressing the display of multiple pedal on and pedal off symbols. I use Kawai VPC-1 as my master keyboard, and it sends out not only one pedal on + one pedal off message when using the pedal, but continuous sustain pedal movements, resulting in a lot of pedal down + pedal up icons in Logic Pro. It’s good for half pedalling but not for notation.
The initial support for piano pedalling in the next update following 1.0.30 will not include MIDI input of piano pedalling, I’m afraid: you’ll have to input them via the Shift+P popover or the Playing Techniques panel.
The 1.0.30 update is coming very soon now; all being well, next week.
The current version of Dorico really doesn’t support piano pedalling, I’m sorry to say. However, the imminent forthcoming update does include comprehensive support for pedal markings, and I hope you will be happy with the level of functionality we have built.
Well, the word “imminent” is probably misjudged. We had our bi-weekly planning meeting this morning and those pesky chord symbols are taking longer than planned to tie up, so the update it turns out is not all that imminent any more. But the delay will only be in the order of a few weeks, so we’re not that far off. Sorry for getting your hopes up!