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by benwiggy
08 Dec 2018, 09:06
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: More Dorico updates!
Replies: 38
Views: 1971

Re: More Dorico updates!

If Affinity Designer does what AI does, than it is really a great price. I will investigate it, however, my last switch was to Windows (last projects) since I have a lot of trouble having Finale working smoothly on Mac, at least my scores. So my software is somehow mixed, I use right now Inkscape. ...
by benwiggy
06 Dec 2018, 12:16
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: More Dorico updates!
Replies: 38
Views: 1971

Re: More Dorico updates!

Affinity Designer is very similar to Illustrator, though with its own distinctive UI. There is also Affinity Photo, very much like Photoshop; and Affinity Publisher is currently a free Beta. They are an award-winning integrated suite of professional alternatives to Adobe's Creative Suite, at a fract...
by benwiggy
06 Dec 2018, 09:38
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: More Dorico updates!
Replies: 38
Views: 1971

Re: More Dorico updates!

A notation software should be able to draw any line , if not any curve. Music software should have the drawing capabilities of Illustrator; the text layout and typographic controls of InDesign; it should display, import and export a variety of graphic image formats; it must have the MIDI and audio ...
by benwiggy
02 Dec 2018, 12:41
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: More Dorico updates!
Replies: 38
Views: 1971

Re: More Dorico updates!

editors of piano music need complete control over the position of finger numbers, elision symbols, and extension lines. John, if you haven't already, I would certainly contact the Dorico team about your needs. Another asset of the application is that the developers are receptive, responsive, and ca...
by benwiggy
29 Nov 2018, 21:01
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: More Dorico updates!
Replies: 38
Views: 1971

Re: More Dorico updates!

the first page would be easy enough: Dorico copes fine with open metre (also independent metres). Aleatoric stuff is not explicitly handled yet, and might require a bit of fiddling.
by benwiggy
29 Nov 2018, 17:16
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: More Dorico updates!
Replies: 38
Views: 1971

Re: More Dorico updates!

benwiggy, have you completely abandoned Finale for the future projects/publications? Yes. 25 years is enough! :lol: Since Dorico 2.0 came out in ?February?, I've produced several choral mass settings and motets, which are effortless. Almost NO layout work, after setting up the master pages. I'm als...
by benwiggy
29 Nov 2018, 10:30
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: More Dorico updates!
Replies: 38
Views: 1971

Re: More Dorico updates!

In 1999, I attended a demonstration of Adobe's new DTP app, InDesign, and I was amazed by all the things it could do, which Quark XPress could only 'work-around', or do in time-consuming manual ways; and I was excited at the prospect of it transforming our working practices and making life easier. I...
by benwiggy
28 Nov 2018, 11:59
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: More Dorico updates!
Replies: 38
Views: 1971

Re: More Dorico updates!

OCTO wrote:
28 Nov 2018, 11:58
Florian wrote:
28 Nov 2018, 11:38
OCTO wrote:
28 Nov 2018, 11:28
A music symbol editor, what is that?
It allows you to change the appearance of pretty much any symbol that Dorico uses in the score.
I see, but in what way? Is it a semi-font/vector editor?
Here's a video that shows you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BERW0IWZKBA
by benwiggy
28 Nov 2018, 11:55
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: More Dorico updates!
Replies: 38
Views: 1971

Re: More Dorico updates!

This is an awesome update, which complete clears the obstacles to my 'full' adoption of Dorico. Automatic Flow Headers in the middle of pages; Auto Tacet instructions for Players not in the Flow; Da Capo repeats; and complete control over Brackets; plus MIDI Transcribing; and a whole heap of product...
by benwiggy
18 Nov 2018, 09:51
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Engraving in MuseScore
Replies: 46
Views: 8195

Re: Engraving in MuseScore

Thanks. Looks lovely!