How Dorico is better
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.
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.
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.