Stopping demo trial and other questions

So… I had about 2 hours with Dorico but couldn’t get anything done. Mostly I needed to use Vienna Ensemble with 3 ports and I also needed Accordion symbols. So for the time being Dorico is not ready for me, so I have a few questions:

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…
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.
3.- Any timeline on things like symbols? Frets, squiggly lines, accordion/organ foot markings?
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.

Thank you for your time,

Claude

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.

Hi Daniel, nice to chat with you again now in your new job! It doesn’t sound overly complicated so I’ll give it another test run today.

One last question, I realised that the crossgrade option only applies to Sibelius, Finale and Notion… Why not others like Overture?

Thank you as always!

Claude

I’m afraid at the moment only Finale, Sibelius and Notion are eligible: none of the other scoring programs, whether it’s Encore or Capella or Overture or indeed any other is currently eligible.

Thank you Daniel, I think I have an old Sibelius 6 copy registered to my old business, I might try that if I decide to buy.

I noticed that the job ad for writing the manual was pulled down, shame I wanted to apply. Hope you found the right person!

Be well!

Curious if we be able to have a new trial with the 1.1 version, it seems it will have a lot of new features. If yes, it may not matter much for me because it sounds like there won’t be much time between 1.1 release and the conclusion of the crossgrade offer. Am I correct on this?

You will indeed be able to have a new trial version when Dorico 1.1 is released. It really does have an enormous number of new features across the entire breadth of what the program can do, and it is maturing quickly.

Will there be any time between release of 1.1 and the last day to crossgrade (June 30). Is there any possibility that the last day to be extended? If not, do you have a list of the additions in 1.1.

Here are some recent articles on the Scoring Notes blog that will provide a bit more information for you:

Extensive video preview of Dorico 1.1
What will be included in the next Dorico update
More about Dorico’s forthcoming support for chord symbols

There are dozens of other smaller improvements not detailed in any of the above articles that will also be included, and of course a full version history document will be released when the Dorico 1.1 update is released. At the moment the changes and improvements run to the best part of 40 pages…