Today Steinberg released Dorico 2.1.10, a maintenance update to its scoring program. There are no new features in Dorico 2.1.10, but the update addresses a number of stability and performance improvements that users will appreciate. The update is free to all registered Dorico 2.0 users.
Here’s a list of the fixes:
- A problem whereby the length of the first note in the flow could be truncated in exported audio files has been resolved.
- Under some circumstances, Dorico could crash when waking the computer from sleep. This problem has now been resolved (Mac only).
- Exporting audio would hang or export an empty file if the name of the flow to be exported ended in a trailing space or multiple full stops; this has now been fixed (Windows only).
- Editing unrelated items no longer sometimes causes dynamics to move incorrectly vertically in galley view.
- When running Dorico in a language where comma is used as the decimal separator, spin boxes that use decimal values now work correctly.
- Outputs for plug-ins added in the VST Instruments panel in Play mode now appear correctly in Dorico’s Mixer once more.
- Percussion playing techniques now play back correctly in the event that one or more instruments in the kit cannot be mapped to entries in the chosen percussion map.
- Deleting notes at the end of a flow that has explicit bar rests near the start is now much faster.
- Inputting notes in scores with large numbers of players is now much faster, at the expense of reducing the automatic balancing of bars per system at the end of the flow.
- Showing the system track in galley view no longer causes editing and redraw to be significantly slower.
- Opening project files with many MIDI controller automation events is now significantly faster.
- Dorico no longer crashes if you do Play > Reset Playback Overrides with items other than notes selected.
- The e button that shows whether a VST plug-in window is open now always correctly reflects the current state.
- Exporting a PDF of a 2-up document using a non-European page size now produces a PDF of the correct dimensions.
- Under rare circumstances in projects with divisi and local time signatures, Dorico could hang when attempting to re-open an existing project; this has now been resolved.
- Under rare circumstances, Dorico could crash when attempting to save a project. This problem has now been resolved.
- Dorico no longer crashes if you type a character not included in any of the rhythmic feel names into the filter control in the Edit Rhythmic Feel dialog.
- Under some circumstances, moving a text item on one staff could cause a text item on another staff to move unexpectedly. This problem has now been resolved.
August’s 2.1 update brought substantial new and improved features to Dorico. However, after the release, Steinberg product marketing manager Daniel Spreadbury told me, “Our users identified a few issues that we thought sufficiently serious that they warranted addressing as quickly as possible, and this small update therefore fixes those high-priority items, including a couple of important performance improvements — particularly for the System Track in galley view — and a couple of things that could cause the program to crash.”
A more significant update is planned for later in 2018, Daniel said. “The team is still hard at work on the next, bigger free update, which will be released later in the year. In addition to the already-announced new functionality for repeat structures like D.C., D.S., Coda, Fine, and so on, this update will also include support for jazz articulations, new features for trills, improvements to MIDI transcription, a new feature to import or export just the global time information — tempos, time signatures, and markers — from and to MIDI files, and a number of other improvements still to be announced. More details will be forthcoming as we get closer to the release.”