I would like to CROSSGRADE from SIBELIUS ULTIMATE to DORICO 4 PRO. I am searching for the possibilities of DORICO 4 PRO in the trial version. I was unable to find the following features that I use in SIBELIUS ULTIMATE. I ask for your support. I display them in the form of a print screen.
• Manual repeats playback
• Custom input midi CC automation in any bar
• Reduce two staff to destination one
• “Fake” staff for PARTS, no for playback
• Automatic add chord symbols from notes
• Automatic add note names
Dear Frigolito. You pleasantly surprised me with a quick response and links to a detailed explanation. Thank you again.
I hope Dorico will soon allow for a more complex repetition. When I make an arrangement, I want to present the composition to the performers as vividly as possible and with as much reduced score as possible.
When I make an arrangement, I want the players to be able to play it faultlessly, without stressing their brain cells about where each repeat goes to, or having them remember how many times they have already played a passage.
Music does not generalize! “Mechanic music” based on my experience love centuries-old musical CODA symbols. For short compositions, they make music easier to read, no turning the pages, everything is in “one look”. At one point the brain does not read notes anyway but perceives them as images.
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This can also be achieved by emptying out the VSTi plugin for the endpoint of a stave in the play tab. If no plugin is loaded, no sound.
Yet another option is: while in write mode, select all notes to end of flow for a given stave, and then toggle them not to play back in the lower zone.
It’s also possible to do the opposite. Have a stave that plays sounds, but is hidden from view on the score or part. In the Write Tab, hidden staves will show up in galley view, but not in page view. They’ll also be removed for the Layout Tab.
Here in Japan, a lot of vocal scores and band scores (created for amateur players) have those short codas and multiple segnos and codas.
I regard them as study scores, not something anyone should be expected to play from, although I sometimes find myself having to (trying to!) play from them.
Of course, those “CODA” symbols are available in DORICO. But, DORICO cannot playback the more complex jump, repetition… Sibelius allows on the simple way “manual repeats playback” (seen screenshot) where the numbers and range bars are custom entered. This is important for me because I send the score (parts) and as faithful as possible the AUDIO content of the composition - arrangement to the performers for homework.
This is (see screenshot) what the concept of score for musicians looks like. The score part takes up 1 A4 page! The full score (sop, alt, bar, bas, mandolin1, mandolin2, accordion, guitar, upright bass) takes 4 pages! I do not give any instructions to the players because everything is clear from the text symbols for repeats and jumps. The repertoire of the ensemble is more than 80 compositions. And therefore reduction is preferred.
To export the audio of the whole composition, you only need to enter the order of the bars. Sibelius makes this possible. There is a similar possibility in Cubase: ARRANGER TRACK. Why not in Dorico, too?