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by Fred G. Unn
12 Nov 2019, 02:41
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Future of notation software
Replies: 17
Views: 1333

Re: Future of notation software

Interestingly enough, Finale just dropped their price to $99 for college and university students:
https://www.finalemusic.com/products/fi ... l-pricing/
by Fred G. Unn
11 Nov 2019, 00:45
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Future of notation software
Replies: 17
Views: 1333

Re: Future of notation software

Whoa, I hadn't checked in here in a while. Thanks for your response Daniel! Just a few comments in response. ...because it lacked support for chord symbols. But version 1.1, which was released in June 2017 as a free update, added chord symbols, so while it is accurate to say that Dorico 1.0 "couldn'...
by Fred G. Unn
01 Nov 2019, 01:47
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Future of notation software
Replies: 17
Views: 1333

Re: Future of notation software

I suspect Dorico's primary market is commercial music, where time is money. Dorico is all about saving time; getting parts out quickly. So music theatre, film scoring, and conventional publishing is going to pay to get the job done fast. IMO, Dorico has done a poor job supporting that market so I'm...
by Fred G. Unn
01 Nov 2019, 01:46
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Future of notation software
Replies: 17
Views: 1333

Re: Future of notation software

oops, double post
by Fred G. Unn
29 Oct 2019, 16:18
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Future of notation software
Replies: 17
Views: 1333

Re: Future of notation software

My class breakdown seemed to be: Finale - too expensive Sibelius - hate subscription services (and can't afford perpetual license) Dorico - what's that? MuseScore - free and everyone else uses it I'm not sure how any of the first 3 are going to compete in an education market that is now apparently b...
by Fred G. Unn
29 Oct 2019, 12:23
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Future of notation software
Replies: 17
Views: 1333

Future of notation software

Hi all, For those of you that teach at universities, what notation software are most of your students using? One of my undergrad classes got sidetracked on to the topic of notation yesterday and I was pretty surprised at how the notation landscape has shifted in just a few years. Out of 10 students ...
by Fred G. Unn
05 Jun 2019, 16:59
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Making the switch to Dorico?
Replies: 19
Views: 3137

Re: Making the switch to Dorico?

Still not comfortable with note entry. I really should remap the rhythms to the numeric keypad to make it more like Sib/Fin. I'm not either. I decided to just go with their default values (diff than Finale obviously) and force myself to learn it. I remapped all kinds of other stuff though. I have a...
by Fred G. Unn
05 Jun 2019, 01:17
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Making the switch to Dorico?
Replies: 19
Views: 3137

Making the switch to Dorico?

Hi all, I was just curious now that 2.x has been out a while, who else is making the switch over to Dorico? I see benwiggy over on the forums a lot, but just wondering who else is trying it and what your experience has been. I finally did my first commission in it (mostly because the Kimmel Center g...
by Fred G. Unn
05 Jun 2018, 23:34
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Pro 2 released
Replies: 79
Views: 30025

Re: Dorico Pro 2 released

Yes. The copy protection scheme hasn't changed. Ugh, I'm sure they've heard the complaint a zillion times, but I really wish they would go to a copy protection scheme like Finale, Sibelius, Adobe, etc. For those of us that travel a lot plus use a more powerful desktop for a home/studio setup it's k...
by Fred G. Unn
05 Jun 2018, 21:38
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Pro 2 released
Replies: 79
Views: 30025

Re: Dorico Pro 2 released

For those that have tried it, is the copy protection scheme the same? Do you still need a dongle if you want to use it on a desktop and a laptop?