It seems that since I rejoined activity on this forum, is that all I’ve done is whinge about bugs or potential bugs. Sorry if that makes me appear negative: far from it, I have very high expectations about the latest release of this lovely software.
SO, for example, I loaded one of my own ancient MIDI files (written in Encore, remember that older folks? Back in the early 1990s), of a movement from a Bach Trio Sonata. It’s one of my simpler, “let’s see how this gets transcribed” challenge demos I try out on all notation-based software.
What can I say? Beautifully spaced, accurate notation, the BEST bit, (almost) the perfect enharmonic spelling of accidentals. I think I needed to change just ONE in the first 5 pages. Compared to Finale 2005 (oops, sorry to mention it!), but which was the last version I liked long enough to keep, this was genius work, folks.
Then (apart from my Trill issue, mentioned elsewhere hereabouts), the ease of adding ornamentation, dynamics, everything - and having it appear in the right place, with the score spacing instantly adjusted to fit it in. oh WOW! Half a second of work by Dorico, rather than me spending several minutes in a magnified view in Finale.
And - even compared with Dorico 4 Pro - the untouched playback! WOW, SO MUSICAL!
Once the “X.0.0” buglets are fixed in Dorico 5 Pro, I think I am going to fall in love with this software.
But folks, I will still report niggles and bugs. Just wanted to straighten the record, and say, for at least 95% of it, if not more - GREAT WORK! Thanks!
[Edited PS: And especial thanks to both the Dorico Staffers, and others hereabouts, for your amazing speed of help and response! It’s all very much appreciated!!]