Since I started using Dorico I’ve been experimenting a nuissance. Dorico links dynamics in a way I don’t understand. Sometimes, I change a dynamic in the clarinet and then it’s also changed in another instrument, especially if the voice had been copied (however, it can happen in the same measure even if you’re not copied the part).
This is annoying because if you’re copying dynamics (let’s say a diminuendo) and then you have to put different symbols, the program changes them in other measures that the one you’re working in. So you have to do modifications until Dorico let you continue.
Say you want to delete a dynamic indication in the clarinet. You have to review all the voices in order to check if that dynamic indication has been removed in other instruments. It slows down the workflow of composing a lot, as you’re tweaking things a lot, and these kind of nuissances are something you don’t want to deal with. Maybe I don’t understand how this linked dynamics work.
On the other hand, inserting a “niente” is such an adventure. You have to open the lower window, allow the hairpin to go “Niente” and then choose the niente symbol. I mean, why not letting you put in the popover >n in the first place, without anything else (I tried, it doesn’t work. However, when you do the three steps, it’s the indication you get if you open the hairpin in the popover).
I’m using Dorico 3.1.