I added a tutorial to my YouTube channel on how I approach the production of a written score that goes to the orchestra.
Being a Jazz musician, and piano player with skills in improvisation, I prefer to write my scores in Cubase.
Here are the steps:
- Open Cubase and import the video file
- Spot the film and add event markers as needed for In and Out points, as well as Hit points.
- Build the tempo map so that it syncs correctly with the markers
- Write the score based on the tempo map
- Cleanup a copy of the score’s MIDI tracks
- Export it as a MIDI file and then import it into Dorico (or give it to an orchestrator)
- Tidy up the score in Dorico and print the parts to PDF, ready to deliver to the orchestra
This video is a view of the conductor’s score as it follows the unfolding of the story. The first time through will be with NotePerformer 3 from within Dorico Pro 4. The second time through will be with the Cubase Pro 11 mockup.
Click here if you would like to download a copy of the score to follow along (1037 KB) - http://www.keepandshare.com/doc5/view.php?id=30586&da=y