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This is your area for access to resources related to Dorico, including system requirements, technical specifications, downloads, manuals, support articles, tutorials and videos.

System requirements and support

Mac OS X


Mac OS X 10.11, El Capitan or
macOS Sierra
64-bit Windows 10
Intel or AMD dual core CPU
8 GB RAM recommended (4 GB minimum)
12 GB free storage space
DVD-ROM drive for software installation using included optical media. Not needed if download version was purchased.
OS-compatible audio hardware
Internet connection required for activation, account setup and personal product registration. Additional downloads may be required for installation.

Dorico on YouTube

Visit us on YouTube


Making Notes blog

The Making Notes blog gives
you the opportunity to follow and discuss the development of Dorico.Visit Making Notes


Get answers to questions ranging from problem-solving guides to general hints on configuration and compatibility issues.

Visit Helpcenter

Updates and manuals

Please visit the support section to download updates and manuals.

Dorico updates and downloads


If you need support for Dorico, please visit the Dorico support forum.Access support forum

How to work with Dorico

Engrave Mode in Dorico

The videos in this playlist refer to the Engrave mode in Dorico. Learn more about the tools and options that are available in order for you to manually work in the DTP-style frame system and to lay out pages among many other capabilities.

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What is Engrave Mode
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How to Make Edits to Music Items
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How to Use Frames
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How to Work with Tokens
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How to Work with System and Page Breaks
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How to Control Staff Spacing
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How to Work with Text Styles
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How to Work with Engraving Options

Write Mode in Dorico

Welcome, to Dorico’s Write mode. The concept of this video series ensures that you quickly become familiar with the full potential of the Write mode and how it supports you.

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How to Start Note Input
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How to Use the Caret and Grid
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How to Input Notes, Accidentals, Slurs and Basic Articulations
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How to Quickly Input Different Types of Notations
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How to Work with Chords
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How to Work with Tuplets in Dorico
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How to Input Dynamics in Dorico
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How to Work with Slurs in Dorico
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How to Work with Voices in Dorico
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How to Work with Lyrics in Dorico

Setup Mode in Dorico

Welcome, to the playlist that is all about the Setup mode of Dorico. If you want to gain experience on how to use music notation software and how setting up and managing your project works in Dorico, then this playlist is just right for you.

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How to Work in Setup Mode
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How to Quickly Add Several Players to Your Project
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How to Set Which Players Play in a Flow
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Use Groups to Ensure the Correct Numbering in Your Ensemble
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Creating Instrument Changes in Dorico
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How to Create Custom Layouts
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How to Fit Larger Ensembles on the Page

Dorico version history

Dorico is a brand-new application with many innovative features not found in any other software, and the development team are delivering more new features and fixes all the time. Since Dorico 1.0 was released in October 2016 there have now been four significant updates, between them adding hundreds of new features and fixes, and there is more to come.

Check out the complete version history to see all the new features and improvements that the team has delivered so far, all of which have been free to existing users.

Complete Version History (PDF)

Version 1.1

May 30, 2017

This is the most significant update to Dorico since its initial release, with more than 200 new features and improvements, including:

  • New chord symbols, which can be input by playing on the MIDI keyboard or typing on the computer keyboard. It’s possible to input chord symbols as fast as you can think of them.
  • New repeat ending lines, created in moments and positioned perfectly completely automatically.
  • New piano pedalling, with the most comprehensive for advanced techniques – including partial pedalling, changing the pedal level over time, and more – of any scoring software.
  • Unique intelligent note spelling for MIDI step input, which can automatically correct common enharmonic errors as you input.
  • Expanded editing operations, allowing you to move dynamics, slurs, hairpins, octave lines and other notations easily with the mouse, intelligently snapping them to ideal positions.
  • New selection features, allowing you to quickly select items of a certain kind for further editing.
  • Comprehensive features for precise editing of rhythmic spacing, designed in consultation with experienced professional engravers.
  • Expanded project management features, allowing you to import music from other projects and MusicXML files into your current project, and export sections of your project in Dorico, MIDI, MusicXML and audio formats.

Dorico example pages

Click on the thumbnail images below to open these example pages (in PDF format).

Bach – Magnificat, 1st movement
Bartók – String quartet no. 3, 1st
Chopin – Nocturne, Op. 37 No. 2
Elgar – Dream of Gerontius, "The Priests and Assistants"
Mahler – Symphony no. 6, 3rd movement
Bach – Two-Part Inventions Thematic index
Educational worksheet example