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System requirements and support
Mac OS X
|Mac OS X 10.11, El Capitan or
|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
Get answers to questions ranging from problem-solving guides to general hints on configuration and compatibility issues.
Updates and manuals
Please visit the support section to download updates and manuals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).