The future of scoring
Dorico is the scoring software for the 21st century. It helps you write, print and play back music notation to the highest professional standards. Created by the world experts, Dorico combines the finest engraving of the last millennium with the cutting-edge technology of the next. The result: a masterpiece of design that musicians will be using for decades to come.
Dorico redefines the gold standard in scoring software. 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 is for:
• Composers and Arrangers
• Engravers, publisers and copyists
• Teachers and students
• Media musicians
How Dorico is better:
Dorico is designed by the team that developed Sibelius, with over 100 years’ experience between them. Starting from a blank sheet of paper, they have created a new masterpiece, in consultation with expert musicians, engravers and publishers. And backed by Steinberg, world leaders in audio, Dorico is the future-proof program everyone will still be using decades from now.
Flexible Input and Editing:
Other scoring programs can produce good results, but this needs advance planning and patience, like writing text on a typewriter. Whereas Dorico is like a word processor, letting you edit, adapt and re-write with complete freedom. So it’s the only scorewriter you can compose or arrange straight into, without needing to fix the notation afterwards. And its streamlined note input and user interface feel so natural, you’ll soon forget you’re using software at all.
Dorico has the best music engraving of any program. Developed in consultation with leading engravers and music publishers, it applies hundreds of automatic rules to produce first-class results without manual tweaking. Dorico incorporates far more expertise, research, algorithms and options than any other scorewriter ever developed.
Dorico is the only professional scorewriter with a sequencer-style piano roll editor for fine adjustments to playback. Control VST 3 instruments directly, and define VST Expression Maps to access advanced playing techniques in your sample libraries.
Dorico’s rich support for advanced notations opens up whole new possibilities for your music. Write freely in open meter, adding or deleting barlines wherever you like. Create any number of voices on a staff, tuplets of any complexity — even across barlines — and slurs with any number of curves. Define your own tonality systems, dividing the octave into any number of steps, with custom accidentals and key signatures.
Producing consistent page layouts in other programs can be very time-consuming, but Dorico makes it easy. It supports chainable music, text and graphics frames, giving you sophisticated DTP-style control. Define and apply master pages with automatic page numbers, headers and footers, and override the layout of individual pages wherever you like.
Handling scores that contain multiple movements, songs, exercises, etc. is a chore in other programs — but in Dorico it’s simple. No time-consuming adjustments are needed to deal with changes of instrumentation, key or time signature. You can even change staff size mid-score.