Seeing a lot of negativity on this forum at the moment, which is to be expected because people will have their questions and concerns. In an attempt to balance things out a little and give people who are sitting on the fence about purchasing Dorico a little encouragement, I thought we should mention some of the things we LOVE about Dorico! I’ll go first:
The UI is amazing; I don’t own a piece of software that looks as good as this does. I’m working on a 2009 MacBook Pro which barely has enough kick in it to launch a web browser, Dorico seems to do amazingly on it. Yes, it takes a moment or two to load the VSTs in the background, but I’ve genuinely sat for 20 minutes once waiting for ‘Sibelius Sounds’ to load… Even things like colour schemes, fonts, layout, it all feels very intuitive and sleek.
I believe Dorico will improve people’s music theory: The way tuplets work for example, it’s really nice to be writing in things like 3:2 or 6:4 for triplets or sextuplets; I’m having to thing twice about what a sextuplet actually is for example and what rules surround it. I got into a habit with other softwares of just putting a note down, hitting the tuplet button and then not thinking any more of it. Furthermore, Dorico also supports crazy time signatures. I remember when I was younger and played in a pit band for a secondary school performance of West Side Story, I came home after the week of playing America and wanted to have a go at writing something with alternating time signatures; I couldn’t, the software I had didn’t support things like that! Dorico does!
I’m sure I will keep adding to this thread the more and more I use Dorico! If you have things you really like about Dorico, speak out!