From what I can learn online, previous versions of Dorico have not been able to accommodate polymeter – only burdensome workarounds. Can anyone who uses polymeter in Dorico please tell me whether Dorico 3.5 can now notate polymeter, and - if so - how?
Some examples of the type of polymeter I have in mind:
Simultaneous 3/4 and 6/8 (ie, simple hemiola)
Simultaneous 6/8 and 4/4 (8th notes in common)
Changing meter (eg, 6/16 followed by 7/16, followed by 2/4) in one part with different changing meters (eg, 4/4 followed by 3/2) in another.
Completely different subdivisions of the same bar duration – eg, 7/8 in one part and 4/4 in another, with both bars having equal duration.
Finale can accommodate very simple polymeter (ie, different divisions of the same bar), but one must use purely graphic elements as workarounds for anything more complex (eg, suppressing time signatures and barlines per part while adding these as graphic elements). If Dorico 3.5 cannot do real polymeter, can one similarly use graphic elements and various notational suppressions to create graphic workarounds?
I would dearly like to leave Finale once and for all, but only for a product that can either go beyond Finale, or can at least equal it but with more reliable performance.
Thanks, in advance, for your help.