Thanks Daniel - but the implications are quite problematic, no? All projects in Dorico using the default HaLion playback with voices and strings will not be in tune?
I have been testing using the tunable app. It’s not perfect as a measure, especially as the voice sound seems to undulate in pitch +/- 5 cents even with senza vibr. command added, but just as a reference point it reveals the differences I’m experiencing while using HaLion Sonic SE template. Overall let’s say the differences are roughly a quarter-tone between the instruments, with the violin sharp and the voices flat.
btw these are violin and voice sections.
Please could you confirm that you experience the same differences so I know it’s not something isolated to my copy of Dorico? and then if it is a systemic problem, general thoughts?
NotePerformer’s tuning is fine ( but the vocal samples are pretty risible).
I prefer many of HaLion’s sample sounds to NotePerformer, but I’ve run into so many issues with HaLion since coming over from Sibelius (instrument ranges being the main one) I can’t help but question why it’s been chosen as the default player, unless it’s for corporate reasons. It seems inflexible, incomplete, and buggy.
Forgive the raw impressions but it’s on the back of coming against the issue while working to deadlines, and it’s such a fundamental / trivial problem, I really didn’t expect it to take up so much time in investigating, only not to arrive at a satisfying solution.
As ever I’m eager to be proven wrong / making silly noob mistakes / shown the way.
Are these kinds of issues fixable by the next release?
PS I was wrong about the problem being isolated to just one project - it happens on new Dorico projects (as with my screenshot example above).