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Steinberg Dorico Notation Software

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Dorico Notation Software

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Dorico is the next-generation scoring application from Steinberg, with a whole new way of working with music notation. Built from the ground up with today's multi-core 64-bit CPUs in mind, Dorico will take advantage of all of your system's horsepower while the intuitive workflows help you focus on each aspect of score preparation. The beauty and balance of Dorico's output is unrivaled, with hundreds of options to control every aspect of your music's appearance. And with Steinberg's award-winning audio engine at its heart, Dorico allows you to use your VST instruments and effects to produce great-sounding playback too.



Dorico's workflows are divided into five distinct modes Setup, Write, Engrave, Play and Print that are all one mouse tap away from the toolbar, and can be freely changed at any time. Collapsible panels to the left, right and bottom of the window provide instant access to each modes features, and can be hidden with a single click or key command to show as much music as possible on your display.

World-class audio engine

Dorico includes the same world-class audio engine that powers Cubase and Nuendo, delivering a crystal-clear 32-bit floating-point resolution and 192 kHz sample rate, with a pristine sound quality that is the hallmark of the Cubase music production experience. Dorico supports all VST 3-compatible virtual instruments and effects, and includes the HALion sample engine and channel strip modules, including a top-end compressor and brickwall limiter that can be inserted on each channel.

Graphical excellence

Developed in consultation with experienced engravers working with some of the worlds most demanding music publishers, the automatic engraving engine at the heart of Dorico produces the most elegant, beautiful results of any scoring application. Attention has been lavished on every detail of the appearance of the music, from the meticulous design of every symbol in the Bravura font, to the precise placement rules for every notated element.

Great-sounding content

To make your projects sound incredible, Dorico includes the complete HALion Symphonic Orchestra library and more than 1,300 production-ready sounds from HALion Sonic SE 2. HSO includes more than 100 patches and combinations, including strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion instruments with dozens of different playing techniques, covering all common articulations and bowings in unrivaled expressiveness and full dynamic range.

Multiple movement support

Handling works that contain multiple independent movements is a chore in other scoring programs, but in Dorico it's as simple as adding a new flow to your project. Each flow can share instrumentation or use completely different instruments, and can be brought together in any combination in conductor's scores and instrumental parts.

Flexible input and editing

Other scoring programs are capable of producing beautiful results, but require advance planning and patience: they are to music what the typewriter is to the written word. But Dorico is like a word processor, not only allowing you to harness the power of its superior automatic engraving engine, but also giving you tools to edit, re-edit and adapt your musical material without ever getting in your way.

Advanced notations

Dorico's rich support for advanced notations opens up new expressive possibilities for your music. Define your own tonality systems, including custom accidentals that modify the written pitch by any number of EDOs, and create custom key signatures. Write freely in open meter, adding or deleting barlines wherever they are needed. Create tuplets of any complexity, even across barlines. Create slurs with any number of independent curving segments for total control.

Page layout

Producing consistent page layouts in other scoring programs can be very time-consuming, but Dorico's sophisticated page layout system makes consistent page layouts quick and easy to achieve. Define and apply master pages with automatic page numbers, headers and footers, and easily override the layout of individual pages as needed.

Direct playback control

Dorico provides a familiar piano roll editor for making fine adjustments to playback without affecting the printed notation, including editing continuous controllers. Control your VST 3 instruments directly, including defining VST Expression Maps to access the advanced playing techniques in your sample libraries. Or simply use the provided HALion Symphonic Orchestra to bring your scores to life - and you can also use the library in any other VST-compatible host.

Who is Dorico for?

Composers and arrangers
Whether you are writing for the concert hall, the theater, the church or the scoring stage, Dorico provides professional composers and arrangers with the creative tools your demanding work requires.

Engravers, publishers and copyists
Today's music engravers and publishers demand results that meet their exacting standards but with ever tightening deadlines and a drive for reducing costs. Dorico is the next-generation scoring software designed to provide beautiful results more quickly and efficiently than ever before, enabling you to get your publications finished to the standard you expect on time and on budget.

Teachers and students
As a student working to discover your own voice as a composer through an exploration of existing styles, genres and techniques, you need an adaptable and efficient tool at your fingertips to facilitate your musical development.
As a teacher producing assignments, arrangements for student ensembles or assessing submitted work, you need a tool that has the same sophisticated understanding of music that you do.

Media musicians
Composers, orchestrators and copyists producing music for film, TV, games and other media are required to handle complex workflows involving multiple people, multiple applications, multiple file formats and tight deadlines. With Dorico added to your toolbox, you will be able to handle an increasing number of steps in your workflow in a single application.

System requirements and support

Mac OS X
Mac OS X 10.11, El Capitan or macOS Sierra

64-bit Windows 10

Mac OS X and Windows
- Intel or AMD dual core CPU
- 8 GB RAM recommended (4 GB minimum)
- 12 GB free storage space
- DVD-ROM drive for software installation using included optical media. Not needed if download version was purchased.
- OS-compatible audio hardware
- Internet connection required for activation, account setup and personal product registration. Additional downloads may be required for installation.


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Excellent logiciel 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
Product Experience   I own it
Closest Store   Montréal, Quebec
J'utilise le logiciel professionnellement au quotidien depuis plus d'un an. Je ne retournerai jamais à Sibelius ou Finale (que j'ai utilisé aussi professionnellement sur une base régulière pendant près de 10 ans). Terminé les fonctions cachées, les menus interminables et les plugins pour "patcher" les bugs que Avid et Makemusic refusent tout simplement de régler. La courbe d'apprentissage des fonctions de base (entrer des notes, écrire des accords, etc.) est très douce et celle des fonctions avancées est acceptable. Toutefois, la puissance de ces dernières vaut le prix de passer quelques heures à les découvrir et à apprendre à les utiliser. La fréquence des mises à jour de Dorico est fulgurante par rapport à la compétition et l'équipe de développement est très présente sur les réseaux sociaux et sur les forums de Steinberg.
Posted by Marc-André on Mar 27, 2019
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A good new notation program 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
Product Experience   I own it
Closest Store   Burlington, Ontario
Dorico brings fresh look & feel to high resolution monitors. Where as Sibelius does not its user & tool windows properly, Dorico scales them well. It is not perfect and lacks some features including not being able to enter Roman Numerical Analysis, It is none the less feature complete enough so that I switched away from Sibelius to Dorico. It makes the notation of music a pleasant experience compared to Sibelius that is showing it age.
Posted by Andre on Aug 28, 2017
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