I have been accustomed to using a certain workflow in Cubase to record and notate piano sketches. I’m wondering if it’s possible to replicate this workflow in Dorico and skip Cubase altogether? Here’s what I do:
- Open a new project in Cubase
- Make a new MIDI track with a piano sound
- Hit record and start playing (sometimes I don’t even hit record and rely on Retrospective Record)
- Stop playing
- Use the Time Warp/Warp Grid tool and signature track to adjust barlines and time signatures to fit the recorded performance. This also has the side effect of populating the tempo track.
-Open the Cubase Score Editor
- Open the Score Editor Settings dialog
- Use the Staff:Main to adjust the Display Quantize and Interpretation Options to match the performance
- Use the Staff:Polyphonic tab to change the staff mode to Split (or Polyphonic)
At that point I usually have a readable piano sketch score. It’s very quick to get to that point. If I need to do more engraving, I have historically exported MusicXML from Cubase and imported to Sibelius. But I have switched to Dorico and now use it to import MusicXML.
If possible, I would like to learn how to skip Cubase altogether and do this entire workflow in Dorico. The part I haven’t been able to figure out is how to replicate the Time Warp/Warp Grid step.
Is there some way to warp the grid in Dorico? Or an equivalent feature that achieves the same thing somehow?