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by dspreadbury
19 Aug 2018, 21:45
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Pro 2 released
Replies: 79
Views: 9136

Re: Dorico Pro 2 released

John, I'd love to know by what procedure you would produce that fingering in Finale. I wonder whether it would in practice be any less laborious than the steps needed in Dorico, or perhaps it just feels less laborious to you because you are so familiar with how you would achieve it in Finale?
by dspreadbury
18 Aug 2018, 16:44
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Pro 2 released
Replies: 79
Views: 9136

Re: Dorico Pro 2 released

John, slur settings are absolutely a matter of taste. Dorico's overall look tends to be more substantial than that of Finale, and I guess you like slurs to end in a very fine point, which is of course easily possible in Dorico. If you want to change the look of slurs, it's the work of a few minutes ...
by dspreadbury
06 Feb 2018, 13:04
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: What Software Does MusicNotes.com Use?
Replies: 16
Views: 3428

Re: What Software Does MusicNotes.com Use?

MusicNotes use their own proprietary engraving software that is not available to any external customers. I can't quite remember exactly how things shook out, but I believe it's the Sunhawk Solero system, which has been through some complicated ownership.
by dspreadbury
28 Jun 2017, 10:54
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Forthcoming Dorico update
Replies: 15
Views: 3959

Re: Forthcoming Dorico update

Just to let you know that the Dorico 1.1 update has been released today. Full details on the Making Notes blog here.
by dspreadbury
31 May 2017, 22:13
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Forthcoming Dorico update
Replies: 15
Views: 3959

Re: Forthcoming Dorico update

Alas it won't be me personally in Glasgow that day (it was due to be me, but sadly one of the singers in my choir recently died suddenly and I will be directing the music at her memorial service) but my colleague John will be there, and I would encourage anybody who is on the fence about Dorico and ...
by dspreadbury
31 May 2017, 09:27
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Forthcoming Dorico update
Replies: 15
Views: 3959

Re: Forthcoming Dorico update

Unfortunately we do not yet have access to stylistic sets within arbitrary text fonts using the current font APIs available to us, though this is definitely something we plan to add in the future somehow. We can use the optical variants within the Bravura font set because we know what their code poi...
by dspreadbury
31 May 2017, 08:54
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Forthcoming Dorico update
Replies: 15
Views: 3959

Re: Forthcoming Dorico update

Oh, and just to say that the development build John was using for the Discover Dorico session last week does not use any of the things I have described above in its layout of chord symbols, e.g. it doesn't use the kerning pairs, it doesn't use the new accidental characters, and so on. So don't judge...
by dspreadbury
31 May 2017, 08:52
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Forthcoming Dorico update
Replies: 15
Views: 3959

Re: Forthcoming Dorico update

I will say that getting the typography of the chord symbols to look good has been at least as challenging as the underlying musical knowledge about how chords are put together and what they represent. Because it has been our ambition to be able to use any text font you like for chord symbols, this h...
by dspreadbury
07 Apr 2017, 05:50
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Line thicknesses/Sibelius
Replies: 8
Views: 2444

Re: Line thicknesses/Sibelius

The rounding in Sibelius's UI is caused by the fact that under the hood its resolution allows for increments of 1/32nd of a space, or 0.03125 in decimal. All of the fields in the UI are displayed to two decimal places, which means that they are rounded to the nearest hundredth.
by dspreadbury
27 May 2016, 09:55
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Steinberg Dorico
Replies: 49
Views: 15717

Re: Steinberg Dorico

As I have done in the thread on the Steinberg forum, allow me to register my objection to your characterisation of the lack of an editable ratio for spacing as a presumption that "our way is best". Adding options to software is not free: every option that is added takes time to implement, time to te...