Hi everyone, I’m a longtime user of [competitor] and decided to try Dorico for a new project. I’m very impressed by its core abilities, a MIDI import required a lot less cleaning up than it used to with [competitor] and the whole dynamics-attaching-to-each-other system is really fantastic.
However, I’ve noticed that the interface is substantially slower than I would have expected, in fact much slower than a 10-year-old version of [competitor]. Most of this slowness seems to be regardless of the project size: perhaps it’s slightly slower with a large project than with a trivially small project, but both have a lag.
To see this, I just create a new project with one player/instrument and write in a couple bars of music. I select the first note, press Shift+D, type “f”, and press Enter. It is about a half a second between pressing Enter and the “forte” symbol appearing. I would think perhaps on a large score, it has to re-lay-out the entire score every time a change is made, but here the entire score is a grand total of one system, so it should really take no time at all. And again, in a large project (hundreds of bars, 30 instruments), the lag is only slightly longer.
This is on a brand new high-end workstation desktop: Threadripper 1920x (12 cores / 24 threads), 32 GB RAM @ 3200 MHz, PCIe3 x4 NVME SSD, etc., so I don’t think it’s the computer.
I will also mention that saving takes about 1 second on this small project and about 5 seconds on the large project–in both cases with the interface hung while saving is occurring. Since autosaving occurs in the background every 5 minutes, this means the interface freezes randomly every so often while I’m working.
Is this something everyone experiences? Is there something I’m doing wrong here?