Discover all the Dorico features

Highlights

Automatic engraving

Developed in consultation with experienced engravers working with some of the world’s most…

Automatic layout of parts

Naturally, Dorico allows you to originate both the conductor’s score and parts for individual…

Condensed scores

Dorico can create an intelligently-formatted conductor’s score – where music for multiple players…

DTP page layout

Dorico makes it easy to produce a consistent and attractive layout for every project, thanks to…

Drum notation

Creating clean and precise parts for your drummer has never been easier. As you input drum…

Easy note input

Inputting music in Dorico is fast and easy. Use your keyboard or mouse to input notes, and learn…

Flexible chord symbols

Dorico is the only music notation software that supports six different chord symbol conventions…

Integrated MIDI editors

Dorico is the only professional music notation software with an integrated sequencer-style view…

Intelligent assistant

Using Dorico is like having an intelligent assistant sitting beside you, adapting to the music you…

Linked guitar tab

Whether you want to show guitar tab on its own or together with staff notation, you can instantly…

Multiple pieces per project

Dorico handles multi-movement works — such as sonatas, symphonies, songbooks, musicals and operas…

Streamlined workflow

Dorico has a simple, uncluttered interface that is intended to disappear and allow you to focus on…

Supports VST 3

Dorico includes the same world-class audio engine that powers Cubase and Nuendo, delivering a…

Read mode

When you want to perform your music with no distractions, display it in Read mode, turning pages…

Drum pads

Input music for drum set and other unpitched percussion using multi-touch drum pads, automatically…

Key Editor in Write mode

Show the Key Editor in the lower panel in Write mode, allowing you to view your music both in…

Keyboard panel

Input music using the multi-touch Keyboard panel, freely resizable to allow a greater or smaller…

General

Efficient window management

Open as many windows onto the same project as you like: keep one in Write mode to allow continued…

Five modes

Dorico Pro’s workflows are divided into five distinct modes — Setup, Write, Engrave, Play and…

Four modes

Dorico Elements' and Dorico LE's workflows are divided into four distinct modes — Setup, Write…

Great-sounding content

To make your projects sound incredible, Dorico Elements includes more than 1,300 production-ready…

Great-sounding content

To make your projects sound incredible, Dorico Pro includes the complete HALion Symphonic…

High-performance architecture

Built from the ground up with today’s multi-core 64-bit CPUs in mind, Dorico is fully…

Import and export

Projects often start or finish outside your scoring software. Dorico can import MusicXML and MIDI…

Next-generation audio engine

The award-winning Cubase audio engine features crystal-clear, 64-bit floating-point resolution at…

Four modes (iPad)

Dorico for iPad’s workflows are divided into four distinct modes – Setup, Write, Engrave (with…

Notations

Bar numbers

Bar numbers can optionally display above the top staff, below the bottom staff, and above any…

Bar repeats

Quickly add one-, two- or four-bar repeat signs over a region of music. Dorico will not only play…

Beaming

Dorico produces beautiful beam slopes by default, following publishing conventions to…

Bracketed noteheads

Quickly and easily enclose any note or chord in round or square brackets, ideal for editorial…

Brackets and braces

Dorico automatically joins instruments in each family with brackets and braces as appropriate…

Cautionary accidentals

Dorico automatically displays cautionary accidentals to ensure that your players never hit a wrong…

Chord symbols (advanced)

Dorico Pro provides presets for six different conventions for chord symbols, along with dozens of…

Chord symbols (basic)

Create great-looking chord symbols almost instantly: simply play the voicing on your MIDI…

Clefs

Dorico includes 23 standard clefs, going beyond the common G, F, and C clefs with a number of…

Cues

Dorico Pro makes it quick and easy to add cues to help orientate your players so that they never…

Divisi

When writing for a section of instruments, such as violins or other string instruments, it is…

Dynamics

Creating dynamics in Dorico is quick and easy: either use the panel in Write mode, or use the…

Fingering

Dorico provides specialized features for fingering for keyboard, fretted, brass and string…

Grace notes

Easily create any number of grace notes before a note or chord, and optionally make them appear to…

Harp pedaling

Check that the music you’re writing is practical for the harpist by having Dorico calculate what…

Jazz articulations

Advanced brass techniques commonly used in jazz – scoops, falls, plops, doits, etc. – can be added…

Lines

Vertical lines spanning chords, lines between noteheads, and lines snapping to barlines or to any…

Lyrics

Enter an unlimited number of lines of lyrics both below and above each vocal staff, with unique…

Ornaments & Trills

Dorico is the only music notation software to provide a range of options for showing the trill…

Ossias

The most demanding score layout tasks are transformed with Dorico Pro’s smart staff management…

Piano pedaling

Dorico is the only scoring program with support for all three of the common pedals on modern…

Playing techniques

Dorico includes more than 200 playing techniques, organized according to instrumental family, and…

Rehearsal marks

Dorico automatically increments the sequence of rehearsal marks, including responding correctly to…

Rhythmic notation

Dorico’s unique support for slashes as a type of voice on any instrument enables powerful…

Slurs

Dorico provides comprehensive positioning options for slurs, including collision avoidance with…

Tempo

Tempo changes are always correctly positioned, and formatted beautifully, with Dorico taking care…

Tonality systems

A tonality system defines the number of divisions of the octave – allowing you to go beyond 12-EDO…

Playback

Chord track

Chord symbols appear in their own dedicated track in Play mode, allowing you to assign a sound of…

Dynamics lane

Dorico automatically interprets dynamics in the score, and the dedicated dynamics lane in Play…

Import video

Dorico uses the same powerful new video engine found in Cubase and Nuendo to allow you to attach a…

Interpretation of notations

Dorico automatically interprets articulations, dynamics, trills, glissandos, arpeggios, pedal…

MIDI controller editor

Dedicated tools in Play mode allow you to edit MIDI controller data graphically, drawing data to…

Mixer

Dorico includes a true audio mixer with per-channel insert/send effects and routing control, plus…

Playback templates

Once you have set up your virtual instruments just the way you like them, loaded the sounds you…

Swing playback

Dorico includes comprehensive support for swing playback, with the amount of swing varying with…

Tempo track editor

The Time track in Play mode shows the effect of all immediate and gradual tempos in your project…

VST 3 support

Dorico is the only professional music notation software to support VST3 instruments and effects…

VST Expression Maps

VST Expression Maps allow you to map out the capabilities of your chosen virtual instrument or…

Velocity editor

Dorico allows you to edit note velocities using the dedicated velocity editing lane in Play mode…

Engraving

Automatic engraving

Developed in consultation with experienced engravers working with some of the world’s most…

Automatic rhythmic spacing

Dorico’s unique approach to rhythmic spacing allows music to be spaced more tightly than other…

Automatic vertical spacing

Dorico considers the vertical placement of every item above and below or protruding from every…

DTP page layout

Dorico makes it easy to produce a consistent and attractive layout for every project, thanks to…

Edit rhythmic spacing

In addition to being able to specify the default values for Dorico’s note spacing, you can also…

Edit vertical spacing

Engrave mode provides tools for making precise adjustments to the spacing of staves and systems. A…

Engrave mode

Dorico is the only music notation software with a dedicated Engrave mode focused on making…

Engraving Options

Dorico Pro provides literally hundreds of options that allow you to change the way your project…

Graphical tweaks

In Engrave mode, you can tweak the appearance and position of any item, either nudging it with the…

Import graphics

Add graphics frames to your pages and import graphics in PNG, JPG, TIFF or SVG format; ideal for…

Layouts

Layouts allow you to create as many scores and as many instrumental parts as you wish in your…

Multiple staff sizes

Scores for large ensembles may sometimes need to display music at a different size on particularly…

Music fonts

Dorico comes with two music font families: the beautiful Bravura music font, modelled after the…

Text support (advanced)

Dorico Pro allows you to define your own paragraph and character styles, making it easy to change…

Text support (basic)

Add rich text items at any point in your music, with full control over font, size, style, color…

Input & editing

Arranger tools

Dorico Pro includes a suite of tools to handle common arranging tasks: Explode, which takes…

Custom key commands

Dorico allows you to customize the keyboard shortcuts for practically every feature, with an…

Easy note input

Inputting music in Dorico is fast and easy. Use your keyboard or mouse to input notes, and learn…

Filters (basic)

Filters allow you to select or deselect specific items in the music, so you can edit, copy or…

Filters

Dorico Pro provides an expanded set of filters, with filters for notes of specific pitches, all…

Flexible meter

Dorico has the most flexible approach to meter of any music notation software, with native support…

Insert mode

Engage Insert mode to automatically shuffle music left and right as you insert or delete notes…

Lock Duration

Quickly copy material from one instrument to another, then edit the pitches of the notes while…

Multi-paste

Multi-paste allows you to fill a region of your score with as many copies of the material pasted…

Notation Options

Dorico Pro provides dozens of options to control note, rest and beam grouping, accidental duration…

Paste into Voice

When creating piano reductions or otherwise moving music to a player with existing music, being…

Popovers

Popovers are Dorico’s unique input method for all notations: use one of the easy-to-learn key…

Real-time MIDI input

Input music in real-time using your MIDI keyboard. Dorico’s intelligent quantization algorithms…

Requantize

After recording your music, you may find that you would have got a cleaner result with different…

Retrospective Record

If inspiration strikes while you’re playing your MIDI keyboard but you’re not recording, don’t…

Step MIDI input

Inputting music in Dorico is fast and easy. Use your MIDI keyboard, keyboard or mouse to input…

System Track

The system track allows you to add and delete bars, select and copy music, appearing unobtrusively…

Transposition

Dorico provides powerful features to transpose music, both through a dedicated popover and using a…

Tuplets

Create tuplets of any ratio, and to any level of nesting. Dorico automatically allows tuplets to…

Unlimited voices

Other music notation software places limits on the number of voices you can enter on each staff…

Import & export

Export audio

Dorico allows you to export audio in WAV or MP3 format. Export each flow to a separate audio…

Export graphics

Dorico can export graphics in PDF, PNG, SVG or TIFF format, so whatever the destination…

MIDI

Whether the job starts in the sequencer and ends in scoring software or vice versa, you can move…

MusicXML

Bring existing projects from other music software into Dorico using MusicXML. When importing…

Printing

Batch printing or export

Specify the number of copies of each layout to be printed in the Layouts panel in Print mode, and…

Booklet printing

Dorico makes it easy to print an imposed booklet with a single click. If you have a printer with…

Duplex support

If you have a printer with duplex support, Dorico can automatically print your music double-sided…

Press-quality PDF

Dorico exports true monochrome PDFs, avoiding problems with unwanted rich black color separations…

Print preview

In Print mode, the print preview shows you exactly what you will see when your music is printed on…

AirPrint support (iPad)

Print directly from your iPad to any AirPrint-enabled printer, or export high-quality PDF files…

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