Informal Composers Poll
I'd like to pivot the rather negative focus of the forum the last few days and do an informal poll of CCB users who compose.
First question: how many of us compose (professionally or just for fun). And by compose, I do mean formally committing ideas to notation.
Second question: of those who do compose, do you compose straight into a computer program? Do you write on paper and then transcribe into a program?
Third question: of those who do use computer programs, which programs do you use?
For my part:
I do compose regularly (albeit not enough). My own workflow more often than not is me sitting right at my organ console playing straight into Dorico which is unequivocally my program of choice. I really enjoy fine engraving (for some odd reason I find it soothing to do). I keep HW open in the background to hear what I'm doing with Dorico set to "silent". It's completely seamless and I put a spare computer KB and trackpad on top of my third manual so it's like sitting at my desk. Makes for decently quick progress when I'm in the mood.