the results of my investigations might have relevance to my system:
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, 2014), 2.8 giggle hertz core i7, 16 gigs ram, nvidia GeForce GT 750 2048 mb.
anyhoo… i’ve created a file for violin, viola, cello (there’s always room for cello) and double bass ('nuff said).
it starts with violin pizzicato that 99 times out of 100 playbacks sounds ordinario (but sometimes, to my astonishment, it sounds pizzicato!!!). it ends with a series of notes that SHOULD sound from piano to double fortissimo with a crescendo going from the p to ff (but NOTHING happens dynamically).
incidentally, the last two measures where i have the double bass going from p to ff won’t accept the crescendo mark.
also, while adding various string articulations as test material, i discovered that many of them - even muting the strings - results in a pizzicato sound. a new twist on how muting should work .
curious to know what’s going on. and somewhat sad that it’s not perfect (what is in this world?).
in hopes that Dorico (a fine program in most respects) improves in playback…
StringArticulationsTest_tb.dorico.zip (1.52 MB)