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by benwiggy
13 Mar 2020, 11:42
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: If Dorico had Dorico...
Replies: 8
Views: 1282

If Dorico had Dorico...

I was transcribing a piece by Palestrina into Dorico, when I suddenly noticed that the 16th-century printed source I was reading was ... by Dorico! :grin: So I then started thinking: what if Dorico had Dorico? A short time later, I produced this page in the style of a 16th-century partbook: Palestri...
by benwiggy
10 Mar 2020, 07:27
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: "Ten Music Notation Programs", including Dorico
Replies: 40
Views: 14239

Re: "Ten Music Notation Programs", including Dorico

Discussions here about the limitation of computer engraving have made me wonder: to what extent have the capabilities and limitations of plate engraving informed notation itself? In other words, is notation the way it is because of what could be achieved by plate engraving (and moveable type, etc)? ...
by benwiggy
09 Mar 2020, 18:08
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: "Ten Music Notation Programs", including Dorico
Replies: 40
Views: 14239

Re: "Ten Music Notation Programs", including Dorico

Now I've seen Dorico, but ... he's not yet a complete professional program, sorry, and he's not so intuitive about simple work and finnish product even now on v3.1.10. I have already seen in him many things that will not be solved from the ground up. A lot of this is thought more mathematically. I ...
by benwiggy
08 Mar 2020, 21:35
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: "Ten Music Notation Programs", including Dorico
Replies: 40
Views: 14239

Re: "Ten Music Notation Programs", including Dorico

No matter how good, there's little merit in resurrecting old, unsupported apps. Even if you can get them to work today, there's no guarantee that they'll work tomorrow.
by benwiggy
07 Mar 2020, 12:11
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: "Ten Music Notation Programs", including Dorico
Replies: 40
Views: 14239

Re: "Ten Music Notation Programs", including Dorico

The first thing I notice is that the ties seem a little flat.
by benwiggy
06 Mar 2020, 07:41
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Nightingale source code
Replies: 2
Views: 823

Re: Nightingale source code

Is Nightingale worth it? Probably not. It's still primarily 'legacy' software that can only be used on old hardware and OSes. The Intel version is by no means a finished release. It's not going to provide anything that MuseScore or Dorico can't do better. There may be some interesting bits of code,...
by benwiggy
04 Mar 2020, 18:41
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Nightingale source code
Replies: 2
Views: 823

Nightingale source code

... another one of these nice notation programs like Nightingale that is apparently no longer in development . Should anyone be interested in a little project, or need another notation software option, I notice that the Mac source code for Nightingale is available on github. https://github.com/AMNS...
by benwiggy
04 Mar 2020, 11:31
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Score with no dots!
Replies: 19
Views: 2358

Re: Score with no dots!

Still waiting for a reply from the publishers: it's Novello. And in the same concert programme, another piece from Novello, dated 2002, by a major 20thC composer, which they published as a hand-written manuscript. I can only assume it's the composer's hand or his amanuensis, because God help them if...
by benwiggy
01 Mar 2020, 10:48
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: pre-Reviewing Dorico
Replies: 13
Views: 4853

Re: pre-Reviewing Dorico

So, I would like to know if some or all features are possible in Dorico or not. If it is somewhat easier to do, or it is at all possible. As of Dorico v3.1, I'll address the things that can be done. 3. Boxes have to be made using a Text object (which could contain visible or invisible chars), and s...
by benwiggy
29 Feb 2020, 21:16
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Future of notation software
Replies: 36
Views: 6261

Re: Future of notation software

But Dorico has an unusually active and responsive development team, and Finale does not. And here is the greatest feature. As "just an ordinary user", I have submitted several bugs in Dorico, to which the response has been "Sorry, this will be fixed in the next update". And it was. I have also subm...