My Dorico 2 no longer recognizes most instrument choices in a score made before a just-rebuilt Windows 10.
The rebuild was made necessary by a PC lockup that prevented rebooting following a corrupted Windows 10 upgrade.
Reinstalled Dorico 2 runs, but upon opening gives the HALion Sonic 3 error message that “Some audio files are missing.”
For example, the Setup choice “Trumpet Bb” was previously serviced by the HALion sample “Trumpet combi KS” which doesn’t
actually exist in the HALion Sonic 3 list of samples available in Play mode (as far as I can see). Evidently the heard sound
is literally a behind-the-scenes combination of listed sound samples. It seems most other Setup mode chosen instruments
also are such combos that I have no idea how to reproduce.
Now, if in Play mode I choose a trumpet sound for a player, say Trumpet I, from the Sonic-listed trumpet sounds, say “Solo Trumpet VX”, then save the project, this choice is remembered upon reopening Dorico. So, in principle, it seems I can by hand re–assign HALion Sonic listed sounds to all the 30 or so instruments in my concert band score. BUT: 1) This would entail a LOT of work; and 2) Many of the listed sounds are awful. E.g., “[G-M 0577] Trumpet” sounds like a toy organ.
Has anyone on the Forum encountered this sort of thing? Is there a way of my getting Dorico to remember what it used to know before the OS catastrophe? (Yes, I’ve reinstalled Dorico 2 and HALion Sonic 3 from a previous download that was needed to solve a different problem. As far as I know, I’m up-to-date on that score.)
P.S. I noticed that on opening the reinstalled Dorico 2 I now get “Tour Guides” to various features. I hadn’t seen that before. Unfortunately, none of them help solve my problem.