1.- Is there a way to pause the license’s trial period? I’d like to give it another go at the end of the year or so…
No, you can’t pause a trial period once you’ve started it, but don’t worry: you can have another whole new trial at a later date.
2.- Any idea when VST3 support will come into play, at least for VE Pro? By which I mean port support, I know it plays.
We hope that we will be able to access multiple ports in Vienna Ensemble relatively soon, but not, I’m afraid, in the next update.
3.- Any timeline on things like symbols? Frets, squiggly lines, accordion/organ foot markings?
You can put most things in using Shift+X text. For example, to input accordion symbols, type Shift+X to start a new text object, then using the menu in the top right-hand corner, choose ‘Music text’ (which will switch to the required Bravura Text font), then copy and paste the required symbol from here. We obviously plan to make this easier in the future – I expect we will add a dedicated “Accordion” area to the Playing Techniques panel in Write mode in due course.
Pedal indications for heel/toe etc. are already included in the “Keyboard” area of the Playing Techniques panel.
4.- And finally, and very important, will there ever be support for Steinberg’s CMC range? I have the CH and TP and would love to see these implemented. Alternatively just allowing control with a MIDI device for things like play transport, mixer, etc.
In the next update you will be able to bind MIDI notes and pads/buttons that send discrete controllers to commands that will allow you to do things like set up playback control from your MIDI device; rotary controls and faders will not be included in the next update, but we do plan to support these in future. It is also likely that we will introduce support for the CMC controllers in due course, too, though I can’t give a timeline for that at the moment.