Going back to Notion 6, and the integration of notation software and DAW especially, I have some additional information.
First off, here is a video which explains the current integration of Notion 6, and Studio One.
That looks pretty cool, but if you drill a bit deeper, there are two major things missing:
1. There is no automatic synchronization of the midi information between the scoring program, and the DAW program.
2. More importantly, and this is really a deal breaker, while the midi is sent to Studio One, apparently there is no way to control any parameters like dynamics / expression / technique, even with a simple script.
See this discussion on the PreSonus forum:
https://forums.presonus.com/viewtopic.p ... 63#p113963
In summary, this is NOT the direction I would like to see Dorico go ... and I'm not even mentioning the clunky way to enter even basic score information into Notion, like entering notes, ties, sharps or flats ... setting up a score ... you click a note and sometimes you hear something, sometimes not ... not to mention the crazy spacing ... you can easily enter six quarter notes in a 4/4 score, but you have to manually add the rests.
Maybe I am spoiled in being used to Sibelius.
I am preaching to the choir, as I am quite sure that Daniel and Paul understand all of this perfectly well, way better than I do probably, and at the risk of repeating myself, here's what I would really love to see:
1. A notation program that is easy and intuitive to set up scores, with decent playback. Doesn't have to be great, just decent. Along with all the other improvements, that will make the day for possibly half of the user base of notation programs today.
2. For those people that like to use VSTs, a relatively simple way to incorporate their favorite VST, within Dorico, with a simple toolbox. There are dozens of VSTs now and the army is growing daily .. no point in trying to provide programming for all those, just give people simple tools.
3. Somewhere down the road, integration with Cubase or other DAWs.