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by Florian
14 Jul 2020, 08:50
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico/Lilypond/SCORE?
Replies: 63
Views: 8020

Re: Dorico/Lilypond/SCORE?

Given the great number of skills required to produce a music notational product, a musician/programmer duo might be the best alternative to a lone creator. Programming is not that foreign a creative activity for many musicians. In fact it requires skills that many of us have: mathematical thinking,...
by Florian
07 Jul 2020, 10:24
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Figured Bass Tutorial
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Dorico Figured Bass Tutorial

MalteM wrote:
07 Jul 2020, 08:42
If I only had time and some more experience in font design …
I don't know if you ever read my answer to your P.M. last August – feel free to ask if you need help, I'd be happy to contribute!
by Florian
29 Jun 2020, 21:11
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Tantacrul Dorico video
Replies: 30
Views: 2838

Re: Tantacrul Dorico video

Anders Hedelin wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 15:27
Florian wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 15:07
Daniel is collating reviews in a pinned post on the main user forum. Maybe it's worth scouring the last posts there.
i haven't found that yet, but maybe it will turn up. Thanks anyway.
It's here.
by Florian
29 Jun 2020, 15:07
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Tantacrul Dorico video
Replies: 30
Views: 2838

Re: Tantacrul Dorico video

Does anyone know of a more mature (and of course independent) review of the program? I don't, which is quite interesting. I have contributed to some of the reviews on scoringnotes.com, and while we are always explicitly encouraged to voice our critique, the general spirit is usually extremely posit...
by Florian
26 Jun 2020, 20:47
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Tantacrul Dorico video
Replies: 30
Views: 2838

Re: Tantacrul Dorico video

Actually, the Dorico defense front (including me) might have been overreacting. This post on the Dorico user forum sheds some light on how critique is usually handled among professional designers. According to that post, the video is actually both high praise for Dorico and a valuable professional a...
by Florian
11 Jun 2020, 21:57
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: MuseScore 4 announcement
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: MuseScore 4 announcement

Well, polished is not necessarily the same as practical. Though I do think that the Dorico UI could use a liiittle bit of fine tuning here and there. I can't quite pinpoint why I still feels a bit clumsy at times... I’ve taken a look at the other screenshots... it all looks like pretty designs made ...
by Florian
11 Jun 2020, 21:27
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: MuseScore 4 announcement
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: MuseScore 4 announcement

benwiggy wrote:
11 Jun 2020, 17:18
How does this Tantacrul guy come up with this revolutionary stuff?
I suppose it helps to study what all the other failed apps are doing wrong. Unbelievable...

But is it just me or does the Musescore window actually look more polished? Less noisy?
by Florian
05 Jun 2020, 11:54
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Tantacrul Dorico video
Replies: 30
Views: 2838

Re: Tantacrul Dorico video

I took Tantacrul's thesis to be that Dorico doesn't give a new user a smooth initial impression, and since first impressions count for many, it is in Dorico's best interest to improve this situation. Yes, but not necessarily. I had been using Finale for a decade when Dorico came out and I got the h...
by Florian
22 May 2020, 09:14
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Tantacrul Dorico video
Replies: 30
Views: 2838

Re: Tantacrul Dorico video

And when a UX designer with years of music notation software experience misses key elements in a program after 8 months of study and use, one wonders whose fault that really is. He can only have missed these things if he deliberately chose not to read the manuals or ask for help. Seriously, would a...
by Florian
28 Feb 2020, 20:33
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Metrico: Font for metric equations
Replies: 18
Views: 9358

Re: Metrico: Font for metric equations

It does work for me in LibreOffice (6.3.4 on Manjaro Linux). It just doesn’t have quarter triplets (3qqq), only a single quarter triplet (3q) and eighth triplets (3eee). The display in LibreOffice is not optimal (it is cut off above the regular line height) but print preview, pdf export and print a...