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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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