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Dorico
« on: December 01, 2016, 09:22:07 AM »
For some reason I received an email inviting me to try out Steinberg's Dorico notation package. So, I did.


What a shock. I could not figure out how to use it. It seems to be made of "panels" where one performs certain tasks, but I couldn't make the connections between them. I want to see staffs where I enter notes. Dorico gives you one measure of a staff. For the life of me I couldn't figure out how to add more measures. Nor could I figure out how to delete a note. I kept poking around trying to make sense of what it was displaying until it hung so solidly that I had to power reset my machine. I tried it a few more times, but didn't make any more progress.


I supposed there are people who like this sort of approach. For me, I want to see a score composed of staffs where I can enter notes, expressions, and articulations.
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Re: Dorico
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2016, 10:58:19 AM »
Here are some short tutorial/introduction videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoyaeouPUsdu-A1Lq6sfXj01zwn_mVRAE
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Re: Dorico
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2016, 10:58:57 AM »
I followed Dorico closely for the last few months, and the more I saw the less interested I became.
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Re: Dorico
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2016, 10:13:38 AM »
I have been experimenting with it (I bought the crossgrade after release), it is promising enough that I will certainly switch when enough of the features I need have been developed. Missing things like piano pedal marks and cue notes and other simple things like that is problematic at the moment.

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Re: Dorico
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2016, 10:25:02 AM »
I supposed there are people who like this sort of approach. For me, I want to see a score composed of staffs where I can enter notes, expressions, and articulations.

You do all of that in the "Write" panel. Also, it appears to make new measures automatically when you enter notes in an existing measure. You can manually add new measures with the 'bars and barlines' option on the right hand side of the "Write" panel.

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Re: Dorico
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2017, 02:30:34 PM »
Sounds like something you would buy in the snack food section in your favorite grocery store  :)

It's going to be hard for Dorico to break into the market dominated by Sibelius and Finale. I wish them luck.

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Re: Dorico
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2017, 08:22:29 AM »
Would you guys like me to show you round Dorico sometime?  I'm a Steinberg product specialist for Dorico.

We also have a youtube channel youtube.com/dorico if you want to watch things in your own time.

You can also ask me questions, or ask on the Facebook / Forum pages at www.facebook.com/groups/dorico and https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewforum.php?f=246 respectively.

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Re: Dorico
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2017, 10:50:14 AM »
Thanks for the invite, John, but I have been using Finale for far too long to want to switch now. I have a rather old-fashioned approach to scoring music: ie., I want a blank page of staffs to which I can add notes, rests, articulations, etc. and assign instruments. Dorico takes an approach that is so foreign to me that you may as well ask me to switch to Mandarin for my daily speech. :)



There may be other members interested in taking you up on your offer though.
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Re: Dorico
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2017, 07:44:48 PM »
My workflow might improve if it worked within Cubase.  But it doesn't.   (Cubase has the worst Score editor on the planet)
At this time I am just not interested.

Also, I don't do Facebook.  I'm not clicking that thing.

Overall it is not all bad.  More competition to Finale is good news to consumers.