Hi Dorico and Cubase Experts and Pros,
I have some questions about Dorico (Elements) that occured during the frist days of the Dorico Elements Trial.
Maybe you could give me some advice for some of my questions and issues. Maybe you could also tell me if Dorico Elements or Dorico Pro suits more for my field of use.
1. Field of use:
I want to compose instrumental music for choir, for brass ensemble, piano, small orchestra, create my own arragements or educational worksheets. In particular, I want to use virtual instruments (and real recordings some time (what would be amazing)) with the same performance and possibilities as in Cubase to create best possible realistic mockups. This applies e.g. to things such as articulation, modulation, various controllers, dynamics, expression maps, velocity, midi editor, midi input, midi recording, midi processing, midi functions, mixing. Low-Latency performance is really important, especially when improvising with my virtual instruments such as East West Symphonic Orchestra and VSL Synchron Pianos within the host program. What is really important too, is that the performance is adjustable and not strictly determined by the original notation.
I don´t need microtonal things. But Accelerando or divisi possibilities can be a topic.
2. Latency Issue
During recent days of testing Dorico Elements, I noticed a slight problem with latency, but it’s still annoying especially when you are improvising and trying out a lot through direct play / playing virtual piano e.g. with VSL Synchron Pianos or other virtual instruments. In order to test that it is not my imagination, I compared it to Cubase 7.5 (which I own) and in Cubase 7.5, I definitely do not have this small but very annoying latency. I use a Roland Quad-Capture UA-55 as my audio interface.
Maybe you have some advice or tip for this issue. Is this a common problem with Dorico Elements?
This really keeps me from buying it.
3. VST 2 / VST 3 Confusion:
I am a bit confused concerning VST 2 / VST 3.
Does Dorico only support VST 3 or does it also support VST 2? Is there a compatibility?
I don´t know which VST Version East West Symphonic Orchestra with its Play-Engine or VSL Synchron Piano Player runs.
On the respective company website I can´t find any information about.
What I also don´t understand is why it is possible to block or allow VST 2 Instruments and why you can restart audio engine and delete cache and so on. What are the purposes of these options?
I have more questions, but that’s enough for one post.
Thank you for the help and have a good week.
Greeting from Germany