Dorico Dev. Team,
Despite having a limited view of what’s happening with the PLAY tab at the moment, I felt I should share what I’ll essentially be looking for in the coming updates. Striking the right balance in playback editing is critical for composers to buy in. As you’re piecing a puzzle together, I have no hard expectations. I just hope this input can at least be helpful, if anything.
- Show a different mouse cursor when hovering over an edge of a note length.
- When you click and drag a note to lengthen it, show me what I’m dragging. It’s currently blind.
- I desperately want mouse wheel zooming. I’m blind to how small it is by default.
- Add Solo/Mute on the Track lane left-side, like Cubase.
- For choosing which CC# the editor is editing, I strongly advise tabbed CC editing over a drop-down box.
- Multiple Tabs at once. Undock PLAY, then work in both windows simultaneously.
- Auto-focus PLAY on the highlighted selection & instruments I’m already working on in WRITE.
- Add an “Articulations Lane” to the Piano Roll
Finally, Outside of the ongoing PLAY development and the fact that Dorico can’t cook me breakfast yet (seriously, step up your game guys), all I can really say is well done! It’s a beautiful tool and I’m happy to have bought your handiwork. Having used it now, it’s easy to trust that you guys have created the first iteration of the greatest notation program the Earth will have known. Between a TARDIS and Dorico, I’ll take Dorico.
Keep it up!