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by dspreadbury
18 Aug 2020, 09:35
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico cross-grade promotion
Replies: 10
Views: 1062

Re: Dorico cross-grade promotion

No, we only just released Dorico 3.5 in May 2020. A new version is not imminent.
by dspreadbury
01 Nov 2019, 09:51
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Future of notation software
Replies: 36
Views: 17601

Re: Future of notation software

IMO, Dorico has done a poor job supporting that market so I'm not sure that's where they are going to make $. Most jazz musicians have never even heard of it and V1.0 couldn't even do a lead sheet. ...because it lacked support for chord symbols. But version 1.1, which was released in June 2017 as a...
by dspreadbury
23 Aug 2019, 10:22
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Annual Notation Software Survey
Replies: 10
Views: 6359

Re: Annual Notation Software Survey

Chester Music in the UK have published a piano concerto by Cheryl Frances-Hoad in Dorico, and another new work (a choral piece) will shortly be published using Dorico. Boosey and Hawkes in Berlin have published an opera by Leonard Evers with all performance materials originated in Dorico. The first ...
by dspreadbury
19 Aug 2018, 21:45
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Pro 2 released
Replies: 79
Views: 47509

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: 47509

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: 12204

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: 10756

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: 10756

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: 10756

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: 10756

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...