Sorry for this long message, but I’m now fed up trying to use D4, Yes I know not a good way to start a forum message by grumbling, Being French, you know …
And being long is likely to make helpers bored and forget about my message
But anyway, it will inform other potential D4 customers searchi the Internet
Bought a Dorico 4 upgrade to my Dorico 3.5 license by Feb 16. Worth to know I’ve been a happy Sibelius user for years, then a very happy Dorico (1, 2, 3 ) user as soon as released). I’ve also been working a sotfware developper for 35 years in hi tech US companies in Silicon Valley, a bit of experience then …
I also read lots of message from other folks mentionning the wasting of hours using D4 … So !!
Lots of problems already to install it (4.1) because of newUserID system, as at this date I was still using the previous system. Yes, I read there had been a change, but took me a while just to understand the problem.
It continued when activating D4, same reason. and I finally created a new UserID
Suggestion #1: At 1st attempt to install D4, please highlight the need for this and how to do it: There is just a small character phrase at the top of the Steingberg ID login window, and vven the link to create a new ID in that phrase isn’t highlighted as it is usual in browser pages
Then I opened an existing D3.5 project whit D4.1. It opened, but I experienced lots of problem to use the VST player I want (Aria Player, and others). Found a page in the user doc, fighted a bit to do what necesssary. And finally was able to set Aria player to a Dorico Player. Problem: doing do changes all the VST player set to the other Dorico Player (it was Halion SE pro)… No way to understand why !!
Of course, I watched the various introducing Dorico4 videos …
Tried to create a new project from scratch, using the setup mode. Added D4 players and layouts, but
- none is visible in the write mode. no score. Found somewhere in the forum the requirement to add D4 players to a layout and how … Not very visible !!
- but even then, not staff show in the write window
Also tried to assign VST players in Play mode:the D4 players can be seen, but no audio engine is visible, not even Haliom in the VST rack, and of course those that can be seen in the D4 version of the implicitly imported dorico file (didn’t use D4 import)
Voilà. Sorry again for a long grumbling message, but what to do then ?
Dorico Diagnostics.zip (569.9 KB)
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