Steinberg’s highly anticipated scorewriter software, Dorico has just been released

Steinberg announces forthcoming availability of Dorico, the advanced music notation software conceived and designed to provide easy, efficient workflow for print publication-quality scores Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH today announced the release date of its highly anticipated scorewriter software, Dorico, scheduled for October 19, 2016. Four years in the making, the first iteration of Dorico is about to be released. Presenting both aspiring and professional composers, arrangers, music publishers and music teachers with the next-generation music notation software solution, Dorico has been designed by a team of specialised developers and experts to be used by those who consider writing and engraving music their true calling.

“I’m immensely proud of what our fantastic team has accomplished in creating Dorico. We’ve seized the opportunity to reimagine how notation software should work in the 21st century and the results you can achieve in the first release of Dorico are truly amazing,” said Ben Timms (Head of UK R&D for Dorico)

Dorico offers an uncluttered single-window user interface for both laptops and studio machines, comprising high-performance tools and versatile page layout options that facilitate an efficient workflow. The graphical output gives attention to the finest intricacies of music engraving, fulfilling the aesthetic demands of the most discerning engravers and publishers. “Putting this first release into the hands of musicians worldwide is a huge moment for our team,” Steinberg’s Product Marketing Manager, Daniel Spreadbury, commented, “And it’s only the beginning. Dorico is already remarkably capable, and we will continue to build on its foundations to make it better and better.

Built from the ground up, Dorico takes advantage of 64-bit multicore processors to ensure seamless scrolling through the music at all times, and it has been designed with high-pixel-density, high-resolution displays in mind. Based on Steinberg’s award-winning audio engine, Dorico comes with a host of sumptuous VST instruments and effects, making it not only look and feel good but sound great as well.

“Music is at the heart of our design philosophy for Dorico. We wanted to build something new and powerful for musicians everywhere that has an inherent musical awareness, is intelligently organised and adapts to your personal preferences. We are extremely excited to be making Dorico available and to see what people create with it.” – Anthony Hughes (UI/UX designer Dorico)

Steinberg is hosting two events around the release date of Dorico. The first will take place in London, UK, on October 18 while the second is hosted in Vienna, Austria, on October 20. The London-based event will be streamed live through Facebook, YouTube and the Steinberg website. For those who have not registered for the London event, taking place in the evening of October 18, watch the live feed through the Steinberg channels.

First announced in May, the full version of Dorico will be available from today for $739.99 (MSRP). Dorico will also be offering educational pricing for qualifying teachers and students, as well as a special limited-time crossgrade offer for qualifying Sibelius, Finale and Notion users.

dorico-1Tech Specs
Next-generation 64-bit scoring software for OS X and Windows, designed by musicians for musicians
Beautiful engraved output with unrivalled attention to detail
Flexible note input and powerful editing, including ability to insert and change duration of existing notes
Streamlined, single-window interface puts every tool at your fingertips
Powerful score management features to handle multiple independent pieces of music within the same project
Unlimited number of staves and movements, sections or pieces within the same project
Easily create layouts for full scores and instrumental parts with independent page size, staff size and system layout
Use your computer keyboard or MIDI keyboard to input music quickly and efficiently
Superior note spacing with optical kerning of adjacent elements, with tighter default spacing and no rhythmic distortion
Import and export in MusicXML, MIDI and graphics formats
Award-winning 32-bit floating-point Steinberg audio engine with flexible routeing for virtual instrument and effect playback
Compatible with VST 3 virtual instruments and effects processors
Outstanding virtual instruments with more than 1,500 sounds, including HALion Sonic SE 2 workstation and complete HALion Symphonic Orchestra library
Suite of high-end VST effect processors, including channel strip modules (compressor, EQ, limiter) and convolution reverb