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.
The box version includes an eLicenser USB key which can be used for activation instead of the Computer based activation. If purchasing a download version you can activate on one Computer or you can transfer the activation to an optional eLicenser USB key (to be purchased separately)!
Dorico is the next-generation scoring application with many unique features that competing applications just don’t have. Here are a few of the reasons why you should consider adding Dorico to your toolbox.
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.
Dorico has many unique and innovative features not found in any other software, and presents a whole new way of working with music notation, but because it is brand new, it does not yet have every feature necessary for every kind of score. Dorico will receive a number of updates in the coming months that will be free to existing users, adding new functionality.
An internet connection on any computer is required to authorize / activate the product (Challenge/Response).