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Dorico Pro 2 and Dorico Elements 2 released

May 30, 2018

We have great news for you today! Two major new versions of Dorico, our music notation software, have been released: Dorico Pro 2 and Dorico Elements 2.

Dorico Elements is the new entry-level scoring application whereas Dorico Pro includes new additions as well as enhancements to the high-end capabilities that initial Dorico users have learned to appreciate. 

Dorico Pro 2 adds significant new functionality across the whole application, with a particular focus on supporting media musicians working in film, TV, video games, and other production environments.

Dorico Elements 2 is the perfect starting point for composers, arrangers and students. With a simple user interface that is quick to master, Dorico Elements provides fluid input and editing, beautiful graphical results, and great-sounding playback.

Dorico Elements is ideal for home use, or use by students in secondary education. Allowing the creation of publication-quality music for ensembles of up to 12 players, with the same automatic music layout and engraving of Dorico Pro, Dorico Elements is the ideal choice for musicians starting out in composition and arranging.

Both Pro and Elements versions are available through resellers and through the Steinberg Online Shop. There is special educational pricing, including an introductory discount of 60% off the educational price when you buy five or more copies of Dorico Pro, that runs until October 31, 2018. Special crossgrade pricing is also available for users of Sibelius and Finale.

Customers who have activated Dorico 1 since May 2, 2018, are eligible for a free, downloadable grace period update to the latest version.


New features of Dorico Pro 2

  • Play video in sync with your project, add markers, and manipulate tempo to compose to picture
  • Edit tempo, dynamics, and MIDI controllers in Play mode with familiar graphical automation control
  • Add ossias, handle complex divisi writing for string sections, and change the number of staves used by an instrument with smart new staff management tools
  • Quickly write rhythmic slashes and bar repeats for rhythm section parts
  • Hollywood-style large time signatures draw attention to meter changes in action-packed film score cues
  • Quickly select, insert, and delete material with the new System Track
  • Powerful new tools for arrangers, including multi-paste, explode, reduce, and tools to scale existing notes into tuplets of any ratio
  • Playback of repeat structures including repeat barlines and repeat endings
  • New popover for adding tremolos and repeat endings
  • Edit the appearance of playing techniques and notehead sets, and define new playback behaviors for playing techniques in VST Expression Maps


Key features of Dorico Elements 2

  • Quick to learn — comprehensive video tutorials and on-screen help
  • Compose or arrange for ensembles of up to 12 players
  • Fully compatible with Dorico Pro
  • Best automatic notation and engraving of any software
  • Easy note input
  • Clear user interface
  • Excellent results by default — saves time
  • Intelligently adjusts notation as you write
  • Any number of movements or pieces in a single project
  • Sequencer-style piano roll MIDI editor
  • Transfer to and from other programs via MusicXML, MIDI, PDF, etc.
  • Supports VST 3 virtual instruments and effects processors (30 included)

Find out more about Dorico


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