benwiggy wrote: ↑
08 Mar 2020, 21:35
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.
Yes benwiggy that is correct but..
I explain something here. I work with Igor about I mean cca.15 year and everything work and all is fine.
In Igor "end product", that is print score on HQ paper.. is in one word-extraordinary&unique!
I work some scores with my friends on Sibelius (on Music Academy) and that is only good laser printed works or how can I say...good "laser printed scores".
When you compare (any version of Sib!) on print quality, that is like comparing two different cars.
For example: Export your EPS file from Igor and Sibelius (or any other program) and print your score on HQ Publishing Printer machine B,A4,A3,A2
You can see what is difference! Thats is like comparing two lightbulb , one is like good color and have only 7W and have natural light color (which not disturb and not damage your eyes) than bulb which have 150W! I couldn't believe it with my eyes either, until I was convinced by myself, long time ago. It was almost like an overhead light at one time and a wonderful feeling for my eyes. The notation you do with Igor is something really special. Many conductors asked me what version of Sibelius I was working with and when I mentioned to them that I was no longer working at Sibelius anymore, that I had uninstalled it completly, many were left shocked!
I don't want to persuade anyone here, nor is it my intention. It is only from my many years of experience that I have explained the many frustrations I have had with other programs before. And the awful problems before the finale itself, ie. final printing.
Igor is programmed very smart and in short - soooo simple!
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 saw a print on a laser printer and I can say it is about just standard print or just ok but nothing more ....
The finale has a friend of mine who is a professor at the Academy and always has some problems, especially with timing (you know what I'm talking about). I leave some things deliberately visible in the notation in Igor, some lines, connections on the notes, etc. Line systems, fine lines etc.
I am not saying that these things cannot be done in other programs, but I can freely say that Igor has a "soul" in the appearance and high-end print quality of notation. Not too clean clinically and not too big like standard laser-printed notations. Many publishers still use this program secretly to obtain special quality for some types of notations. Sib. and Finale are major programs for conversions, some works in modern scores, but ... there are still unknown programs that unfortunately have no support ... they are still very functional and fast. Here I am referring to the use of your time you spend with your "new" programs,plugins,etc. and then realize that you have spent the whole day and could finish it in, say, 1-2 hours .... without anxiety and frustration and frustrations...
It's just my humble experience with many notation software.
Yes, sometimes crashed just like others programs, but that is nothing special and new for program like old Igor which is programmed in LISP...
Compare to Sibelius crashes...puhhhh...O my Goood!
This small program have really publishing quality print on end.
I never have any problem with exported formats PDF, vector EPS , I just type from time to time some scores and
and enjoy working with Igor and new experiences.
Nothing less, nothing more. Very simple.
If you have a good car, why change it for a new one, when newer cars with too much electronics are constantly in the service, I see them with my mechanic every day .... who have serious frustration and confusion with new cars, and who have service almost daily. Maybe is that cars are faster,sure, but...price is your >health
Yes, the old car is old and needs polishing and servicing, unfortunately in this case Igor haven't support for many years, but I wonder what if Igor does his job properly and quality? Maybe in the future we have "better" solutions for some change in notation programs, but what we can do for now is...wait and wait....
If you work in Finale and enjoy, good! If you work in Sib., good! Design and working in notation software is not only "software". Man is who give something special to scores, not softwares. Yes?