As anyone new to this software I am having a hell of a time trying to learn and get used to Dorico’s design philosophy and idiosyncrasies. But lack of consistent behaviour between windows is just a step too far… Me thinks!
The Play Window is unintuitively complicated:
1.- Why do we have to open two panels just get to the settings? e.g. Violin (empty lane) > violin VST settings and three to get to the MIDI CC editor? Unless some future feature is coming to this top lane and it’s simply reserved at the moment…? When you have a whole orchestra (30+ instruments) that’s literally 120 clicks just to set the device playback and a 240 to set all CC7 at say 64 (this is just an example, it could be CC11 or CC2, etc.). If it’s too late to change could we please get a Cubase like functionality where I can select multiple instruments and then Alt+click one device and get it assigned to all the selected instruments? And then furthermore, be able to press SHIFT+click on the channel of the first instrument and all the rest of the selected instruments get ascending channel assignments.
2.- I don’t understand why the zoom and navigation method was not copied from Cubase, it would have been useful to have consistency between programs of the same manufacturer. But to have a different method, that not only is it not the same as the DAW, but it’s also not the same as the score window… That’s just baffling. No offence intended and I’m just giving feedback, but could we at least get the mouse wheel to zoom in? And if you are willing to go a bit further, why not give us Cubase method as an option i.e. (Shift+wheel to navigate horizontally, Ctrl+wheel to zoom in and out and wheel on its own to navigate up/down the piano roll). This way we don’t have to navigate completely different from the score/galley windows.
I appreciate your time,