Is there a post/document somewhere that lists which playing techniques, articulations, and ornaments are currently recognized by Dorico’s playback system? From what I’m reading on the forums, it sounds like some of these are still in development and not “hooked up” in the code yet?
I’ve been testing out the expression map / playback functionality of Dorico with 3rd party VST instruments and I really want to know if I’ll be able to trigger keyswitches in those instruments reliably. (Dorico’s built-in sequencer is a brilliant idea!) So far, I’ve only been able to get maybe 25% of the possible keyswitches to work. I’m wondering if the system just isn’t realizing all the playing techniques (like “vibrato” or “flutter-tongue”), trills, glissando/portamento, etc., or if it’s operator error on my part in setting up the expression maps or something.
I’ve gotten playback of instruments working using the Play and Kontakt plugins needed for the libraries I use (EastWest Hollywood Orchestra and Fable Sounds’ Broadway Lites).
I’ve been a Sibelius user since 2001 and I’m currently trying Dorico’s 30-day trial to see if it’s time to make the switch yet. I’m blown away by all of the thought that obviously went into the program and I’m excited to see what the developers are able to do over the next few releases. And I’ll be happy to give my money to Daniel and his team now that they have a new home at Steinberg! Best of luck!