Hello folks! First time posting here on the Dorico Forum, perhaps on any forum at all, even.
I recently started using Dorico for work, and I’m struggling with a multitude of things; so far the forum has been super helpful with a lot of things, though!
Some context: the project I am currently workin on requires manipulating existing MusicXML files (originally from Finale) and exporting them as MIDI into a DAW (UAD’s LUNA) in which I’ll load my orchestral library of choice (Spitfire’s BBCSO). My initial plan was to use Dorico’s Playback Template for BBCSO but I found the expression map to be, frankly, pretty terrible. I instead opted to use NotePerformer 4’s Playback Engine in conjunction with BBCSO, exporting audio stems into a LUNA project with an existing Tempo Map (from Dorico).
In a sense, I’m using Dorico as an interface between MusicXML and MIDI/audio rather than as a notation software (which I’m sure it’s really good at! I just haven’t found a program that can do the former better than dorico. Please correct me if I am mistaken on that point)
An integral part of getting all of this to work is getting rehearsal marks out of Dorico and into LUNA without issue. I know that Markers/Locaters can be communicated via a MIDI file from one program to another, but I can’t for the life of me figure out how to automate (to the best extent possible) the process of creating markers. I see that I can create markers in Dorico’s Play mode manually, and I could just as easily do the same within LUNA, but part of the project is to automate as much of the process as possible, and manually sitting there and creating markers is a no-go. I saw on another forum post that a user was able to get this to (sorta?) work in Dorico via inputting system text, but this is nearly as tedious as just creating markers (although it does avoid having go back and forth between programs/views).
So my question then becomes the following: is ther a more efficient way of getting markers out of Dorico? Perhaps I’m missing an obvious workaround here and someone can point that out to me, or maybe at the end of the day I’ll just have to manually create them for every score…
P.S. if anyone happens to have any sort of familiarity with Finale V27 and knows of an analogous function there that’d work too but would be less than ideal.
Thanks so much in advance, folks! I definitely will have some further questions on some different topics, and please do let me know if I should start a separate thread as I may be yet unfamiliar with the forum etiquette here.