I am working on my first large, orchestral project in Dorico. For playback I did some parts of it in Sibelius 7.1 with Note Performer, and in direct comparison Dorico’s note input is noticeably slower. It seems to me that the little lag on everything that I input in Dorico makes me tired sooner than when working in Sibelius. That could be due to the relatively new workflow in Dorico, though.
Working on large scores, I also noticed some little things in galley view that should be thought of:
- bar numbers: I prepared the score to have bar numbers centered below every bar. Working on a full score in galley view, it would be great to have bar numbers as kind of a ruler at the top of the main window, no matter which zoom level you are working on.
- talking of zoom levels: I use a pretty small staff size. When I zoom in, the staff labels, sign posts etc. become very large, since I don’t see an option to adjust their display size independently from the staff size.
- talking of zooming in general: When I select something and so a two-finger zoom gesture, Dorico zooms to the top left of the screen and my selection gets out of sight. (Zooming to the point of the cursor or the selection would be more familiar)