Hi Mike:Mike Dunn wrote:Do I understand this correctly, is there going to be an option in Dorico to edit in the equivalent of the Key Editor window in Nuendo/Cubase ? That would be well funky, for me at least, I work the other way round, ie I write in a DAW then port it all over to Sibelius (with much sweat and tears) - if there is a key editor in Dorico I could simply export/import MIDI files and tweak them in there (always midi notes written in a DAW 'have' to be in the 'wrong place' to sound natural, ie strings slightly before the beat etc which is a nightmare to tweak back to the right place). Brilliant !Peter Roos wrote:
If I understand what Daniel has told about Dorico, it will do a much better job at "integration" than any of the other programs, by allowing users to work in any of several different environments, and going back and forth; from setting up to the score, to playback, to engraving, printing, etc.
To get pretty decent results you don't need a full-fledged DAW, the ability to tweak a few things (velocity, mod wheel, expression, maybe some simple volume automation per instrument) would go a long way already. Key is really how easy and user friendly everything is going to be (also on the note entry front), given the experience of Daniel and his team I am pretty sure they thought this all out carefully and came up with something very clever.
Yes, your understanding is correct - see the post by Daniel below. I asked this back in May, between then and now things may have changed so it may turn out a bit different. But this is certainly very exciting as far as I am concerned.
"However, the intention is certainly that you will be able to use third party VST instruments and effects with Dorico. You will have direct control over which device, channel, patch (and other things like controller, keyswitch, etc.) should be used to play each playing technique played by each voice of each instrument, and that might mean that they are all played by the same device, all of them played by different devices, or anything in between.
The idea behind the MIDI editor in Play mode is to allow basic graphical MIDI editing; the intention is not to replace Cubase, but instead to give users who are savvy about how to bring virtual instrument playback to life the tools to do at least some of that work in Dorico, rather than forcing them to move to the sequencer or DAW right away."