I’m very new to scoring and arranging. That’s all I need to say about that I guess.
What I’m hoping to do is take music that we’re currently using at my church, scan it into Cubase via MusicXML, produce an arrangement with additional instruments that I’ve added/performed myself, and then produce individual charts/sheet music for the group. It would be really nice if some of that were chord charts vs sheet music. Lyrics should be included.
Is Dorico the right tool for this, or is it overkill? I’ve seen, and I’m not sure what to call it, but a master arrangement of music where all the instruments are on one page. Can you split that up into individual instruments and then print/distribute that music? Would I need to produce the chord charts manually? I’m thinking something similar to what you’d see at any Guitar-tab site for pop songs, etc. Just lyrics and the chords approximately where they should be played.
I have Cubase Pro 9.5. Could I just use that? I have not used it for Scoring before.
How important is it to have integration between a DAW and the Scoring software? Is there any integration between Dorico and Cubase? Or are they really two separate programs? Would any VST instruments be available in Dorico?
Apologies again for the newbie questions. Thanks for your time.