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Re: Dorico

Postby Lawrence » May 22, 2016 10:52 am

I understand that your needs are quite different Daryl, and yes, it should be an off/on thing-however, I suspect my interests are widely shared: a few parts or lead sheets exported from a MIDI file every once in a while. It's not a particularly inexpensive product-if it's to have a wide market, it would be good if it had some sort of intelligent time saving functions that would make it attractive to guys like me. Otherwise, I'll just fight with Cubase or write stuff out as per usual.

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Re: Dorico

Postby wst3 » May 22, 2016 2:32 pm

Music - I think - or rather music notation is sufficiently different than the spoke-word to written text thing that AI is not required, nor even desirable. Again, just my opinion, but I think a decision tree, a set of rules would be much more useful, and usable.

Imagine (and I've tried this, it ain't trivial) a rule that suggests that any note on that occurs between tick 1 and 23, or 2 and 24, or 94 and the next 23 occurs on the first beat of the measure, and any note with a duration between 20 and 28 is a quarter note.

The translation does not require AI, it requires only a rule set - and the rule set requires multiple profiles, and the user should be able to generate and/or modify the profiles. And disable them entirely!

This is a uni-directional transform - from MIDI to standard notation, and that makes things even simpler - the MIDI data is not changed by the rule set, only the presentation is changed - or maybe generated.

I have no inside knowledge of what the Dorico team is up to, but from their blog it appears that at a minimum there will be abstraction of performance (MIDI) and presentation (notation) data. That sounds promising!



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Re: Dorico

Postby SBmusic » May 22, 2016 4:48 pm

The score editor in Logic can "visually quantize" MIDI notes without changing the actual playback. It looks like Dorico works with a similar philosophy, treating the score as a visual representation of MIDI data as opposed to Sibeliis and Finale which treats the music as graphics with audio playback being an afterthought. If you've ever written something in a DAW, exported a MIDI file and imported it into Sibelius and Finale, you know it looks like a mess. You have to do a lot of clean up to the MIDI data before you export it if you want it to look correct. Imagine if you could just import that original MIDI file into Dorico and it knows that a 128th note tied over the bar line to a dotted eighth note should really just be a quarter note on the downbeat. It sounds like Dorico is going to be a very powerful piece of software. I am very excited!



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Re: Dorico

Postby Daryl » May 22, 2016 6:22 pm

SBmusic wrote:The score editor in Logic can "visually quantize" MIDI notes without changing the actual playback.

Cubendo can also visually quantise and that's where Score to MIDI comes in. You can export a MIDI file that is exactly the same as the Score view, rather than the project view.



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Re: Dorico

Postby SBmusic » May 22, 2016 6:49 pm

Daryl wrote:Cubendo can also visually quantise and that's where Score to MIDI comes in. You can export a MIDI file that is exactly the same as the Score view, rather than the project view.

That sounds like a very useful feature. I usually do clean up in Digital Performer because it has Smart Quantize which pretty much fixes 99% of the problems with the click of a button.


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Re: Dorico

Postby Vik B » Sep 27, 2016 9:33 am

here is a video briefly discussing some of it's features.



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Re: Dorico

Postby Daryl » Oct 12, 2016 3:04 pm

So the release date is October 19th. Demo out 4 or 5 weeks after release and crossgrade available to March 2017.


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Re: Dorico

Postby kpc » Oct 12, 2016 3:35 pm

Daryl wrote:So the release date is October 19th. Demo out 4 or 5 weeks after release and crossgrade available to March 2017.

And I see they used you in the marketing campaign as well! :P

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Re: Dorico

Postby Tatu » Oct 13, 2016 7:25 am

SBmusic wrote:The score editor in Logic can "visually quantize" MIDI notes without changing the actual playback. It looks like Dorico works with a similar philosophy, treating the score as a visual representation of MIDI data as opposed to Sibeliis and Finale which treats the music as graphics with audio playback being an afterthought.

Just to note, that Presonus's Notion has this feature as well, which is good to have (IMO it's a must with today's VI's).



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Re: Dorico

Postby RobS » Oct 13, 2016 12:07 pm

anyone using Overture around here? For serious copying work I'm a Finale user, but to prepare parts and mockups for my jazz students I work in Ove5, and the included handwritten font is nice... and you can draw controller curves and see the piano roll like sequencers do... that said I'm also waiting for the Dorico release



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Re: Dorico

Postby Tatu » Oct 14, 2016 6:27 am

RobS wrote:anyone using Overture around here?

I tried the demo on mac a while back, but it felt so unfinished and - dare I say - ugly, that I gave up rather fast.
They offer quite decent discounts for Notion (and most likely Sibelius and Finale) users, so I might pick it up at some point, since those MIDI features are pretty much exactly what I want from my not-too-serious-engraving-notation-tool.



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Re: Dorico

Postby RobS » Oct 14, 2016 12:59 pm

Tatu wrote:
RobS wrote:anyone using Overture around here?

I tried the demo on mac a while back, but it felt so unfinished and - dare I say - ugly, that I gave up rather fast.
They offer quite decent discounts for Notion (and most likely Sibelius and Finale) users, so I might pick it up at some point, since those MIDI features are pretty much exactly what I want from my not-too-serious-engraving-notation-tool.

I find that surprising, as the program (5.1) looks quite nice to me... have you tried the latest version?


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Re: Dorico

Postby kpc » Dec 09, 2016 11:27 am

So, any further words on Dorico? I know they have taken some heat as to the incompleteness of the program from the release - but that is to be expected.

I am currently downloading the demo. Anyone replaced Sibelius or Finale with it yet (Seems like Daryl said he had) -if so, how are you getting along with it?

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Re: Dorico

Postby Daryl » Dec 09, 2016 1:04 pm

kpc wrote:I am currently downloading the demo. Anyone replaced Sibelius or Finale with it yet (Seems like Daryl said he had) -if so, how are you getting along with it?

No, I haven't replaced Sibelius yet. I haven't even found a project to use Dorico on. It's nearly there for one of my current projects, but there are a few things that it can't do, and I'm not about to get out the pen and draw on the music...!

For most people doing lead sheet stuff, once chord symbols work well, I think they'll be pretty happy. There are certainly some great features where it already wipes the floor with both Sibelius and Finale. However, until the basic stuff works, I can't risk it.



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Re: Dorico

Postby The Saxer » Jun 29, 2017 9:49 am

The new update 1.1 looks really promising!
https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewto ... be#p647972


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Re: Dorico

Postby JJP » Jun 29, 2017 4:52 pm

This release is promising, but still nowhere near the flexibility needed for professional-level copying work. I think it will come, perhaps when they hit 2.0. I'll give it a hard look at that point. They seem to have an excellent team behind the software, and this sort of rethink in notation programs is long overdue.

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Re: Dorico

Postby trumpoz » Jul 02, 2017 12:36 pm

Looks loads better. Still going to wait a while longer before jumping from sibelius.

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Re: Dorico

Postby kpc » Jul 02, 2017 3:35 pm

Notation is something I do very little of, and I am still on Sibelius 6. So for me it isn't high on my list of purchases to make. But if/when I get to a point where I need notation on a regular basis, I am 90% sure I will get Dorico instead of upgrading Sibelius. I really dislike what Avid has done with it - and I know that Dorico is only going to get better.

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Re: Dorico

Postby The Saxer » Jul 02, 2017 5:11 pm

After the chords are implemented (very good!) these are the next things I'm missing most now:
- realtime recording
- drum and slash-note notation

I'm sure it will be the killer notation app in the close future.



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Re: Dorico

Postby bryla » Jul 02, 2017 8:18 pm

The chord and repeat functions already seem to be working much better than Sibelius!



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Re: Dorico

Postby Lawrence » Jul 03, 2017 7:22 am

OT but not completely, is there a simple /cheap program out there to do lead sheets and single parts or small scores, including realtime MIDI input and easy lyric entering?

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Re: Dorico

Postby Anders Wall » Jul 03, 2017 7:27 am

Lawrence wrote:OT but not completely, is there a simple /cheap program out there to do lead sheets and single parts or small scores, including realtime MIDI input and easy lyric entering?

https://musescore.org/

Freeware.

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Re: Dorico

Postby Lawrence » Jul 03, 2017 7:36 am

Cool! Dl'd, gonna check it out. Thanks Anders!

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Re: Dorico

Postby wst3 » Jul 03, 2017 1:25 pm

OT squared - anyone remember Passport Memphis? Designed solely to create lead sheets quickly and painlessly. It was really pretty cool, and it was simple enough that I was able to keep it working through Windows 7. Alas it no longer works.

So I use ChordProManager, which is fine if you don't need any notation. And I use a very trimmed down template in Finale when I do.



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Re: Dorico

Postby The Saxer » Jul 03, 2017 2:18 pm

Band in a Box is ok for fast lead sheets too. And a lot of standards tunes are already there...



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