Dorico: Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Composition, Orchestration & Technique' started by Christof, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. Christof

    Christof Senior Member

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    I just purchased and installed Dorico.
    Either this is a bad joke or I am extremely dumb.

    -The documentation is only online and not helpful at all, why not a PDF as well?
    -The languages are mixed, I set it to german, but some dialogues are still in english.
    -Due to a missing manual I am not able to create a single triplet, and I don't want to go through a Steinberg forum to find out how to create cue notes.These are just examples.
    -The playback is a joke, articulations won't change at all (e.g.legato to pizz.).Maybe they do, but without manual it may be hard to find out.
    -The App crashes constantly without giving the option to do automatic backup saving.

    If this is what we have been waiting for a long time I just can say that i am extremely disappointed and even angry.
    It feels like an early beta.Sorry.
     
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  2. SillyMidOn

    SillyMidOn Active Member

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    Wow that does not sound good at all.
     
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    Christof

    Christof Senior Member

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    Maybe I am very dumb, I don't want to be unfair of course.
    If I am wrong I apologize.
    I would love to hear what others say.
     
  4. Tatu

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  5. Hannes_F

    Hannes_F Traveller in boundlessness, at home in the Now

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    This is very precise: "Activate the tuplets function by pressing the respective key command on your computer keyboard".

    Better than entering a key code or a retina scan, so kudos to the manual.
     
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  7. Tatu

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    Well that's just bad. Good thing to point these flaws out though. Seems like they might have some busy nights ahead patching an update. Lets hope they get them sorted quickly.
     
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    Christof Senior Member

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    By accident I created a triplet right now, but I can't remember the routine.I am not a programmer.
     
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    Looks like they released it in a hurry, before it was really done and tested... the omission of several options, like chord symbols, repeats etc seems to confirm the impression
     
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  10. Saxer

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    The still missing articulation switching was announced in the presentation (yes, I watched it all through). I didn't try Dorico up to now but I will. I think they are on the right way but maybe they are a bit overhasty in publishing it at this point. Like any new DAW or OS I wouldn't depend on the reliability. Seems to be a work in progress...
     
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    Christof Senior Member

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    This might be true, but if I give them my money I expect something rock solid that has been tested and approved.
    Imagine you buy a car and your first trip is a nightmare because you can't find the brake pedal.
    I can wait, but I just purchased an official beta.
     
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  12. Saxer

    Saxer Senior Member

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    Ok, a car without a break is dangerous to life. But you are right, the money you pay is no beta version where you might pay something on good days but loses it's value when you open your wallet too fast.

    Oh wait... I think I have beta money!
     
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  13. Vik

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    Don't get this wrong, because I agree that even a 1.0 version of a complex app should work... but over the years, I have learned that 1.0 of anything usually has a number of issues; some of them quite serious. Logic had many issues in 1.0, Pro Tools was a disaster in 1.0 etc.
    Maybe just wait a little?
     
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  14. FriFlo

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    I find Dorico quite interesting, as soon as I heard from it. But only the missing features regarding film music alone (you cannot add a movie at this point) were enough information for me to at least wait for a 2.0 version. I would consider beta testing it just to get familiar with this software I am going to switch to, as soon as the features allow it if it will evolve in the way I expect it to. But for the cross grade price offered I can't really see any point to jump on board now! I want to see first, when all necessary features will be implemented and what kind of update cycles Steinberg will do. If there will be a yearly upgrade as in Cubase, I want it to be rock solid with the fiversion I will buy
     
  15. Musicam

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    I would like that Dorico has a video sequencer like Cubase for OST.
     
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    The Price shocked me. 500 bucks for something Finale is much better at. - Longtime experience. Just saying.
    That's the same bull Steinberg pulled with Sequel. And I, stupid as I was, bought it. Something Ableton was back-at-time better at, and still is. Now, Sequel is totally on hold. So, Christoph, in some weird way, I can understand you.
     
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  17. dcoscina

    dcoscina Senior Member

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    I just checked the competitive upgrade price- $279. Nope. I will stick with Notion 6/Sibelius 7.5/Overture 5 thanks.
     
  18. Daryl

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    In some ways. In others Dorico is already far superior. It all depends on what you want out of it.
     
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  19. Paul T McGraw

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    Thank you for reporting your experience. I was eagerly waiting to see if Dorico was a viable option, but nothing I have seen or read would convince me at this point to invest countless hours into learning the Dorico software. It is really sad. I am still trying to decide if I want to give Overture 5 a try. It isn't the price of the software that stops me, it is the price in hours of effort to learn a new software package. I want to be sure it will be something better than Sibelius for notation and Cubase for performance.
     
  20. bryla

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    The documentation in the help link is indeed not very helpful.
    I set it to german as well, but haven't encountered english since then. Where do you find it?
    The triplet works here!
    Articulations should change from arco to pizz but doesn't either on my system.
    Haven't crashed yet.
     

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