We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Dorico 1.1 update, the most significant update yet to our new scoring application, and a significant milestone in the growing maturity of the product. This update is at least as large as all of the previous three updates for Dorico combined, and adds many long-awaited features:
• This release introduces sophisticated support for chord symbols. While chord symbols are added by playing a MIDI keyboard or typing on the computer, Dorico automatically writes chord symbols in any of six pre-set conventions, and lets users tweak the appearance using dozens of options. Dorico is also the only professional scorewriter to support polychords.
• Piano pedaling with comprehensive support for advanced techniques — including partial pedaling, changing the pedal level over time and more;
• New repeat ending lines for 1st and 2nd time bars, perfectly positioned;
• Unique intelligent note spelling for MIDI step input, which automatically avoids common enharmonic errors during input;
• Expanded editing operations, allowing users to move dynamics, slurs, hairpins, octave lines and other notations easily with the mouse, intelligently snapping them to ideal positions;
• New selection features, allowing users 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 import and export features, allowing users to import music from other projects and MusicXML files into a current project, and export sections of a project in Dorico, MIDI, MusicXML and audio formats.
This is only scratching the surface of the new features in this update. You can read more about the new features, and watch quick tutorial videos, on the Making Notes blog, read complete documentation of the changes and improvements in the Dorico Version History, and download the update here.
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