Steinberg Dorico Scoring Software, Crossgrade from Sibelius or Finale

Steinberg Dorico Scoring Software, Crossgrade from Sibelius or Finale

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Redefining the gold standard in scoring software, Dorico from Steinberg combines musical intelligence, intuitive workflows, impeccable output and world-class audio in one awesomely powerful, professional package.


  • Steinberg Dorico Scoring Software, Crossgrade from Sibelius or Finale

    Redefining the gold standard in scoring software, Dorico from Steinberg combines musical intelligence, intuitive workflows, impeccable output and world-class audio in one awesomely powerful, professional package.

    Main Features

    • Next-generation 64-bit scoring software for OS X and Windows, designed by musicians for musicians
    • Flexible note input and powerful editing, including the ability to insert and change duration of existing notes
    • Powerful score management features to handle multiple independent pieces of music within the same project
    • 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 up to 192 kHz and flexible routing for virtual instrument and effect playback
    • Outstanding virtual instruments with more than 1,500 sounds, including HALion Sonic SE 2 workstation and complete HALion Symphonic Orchestra library
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    This is a Crossgrade version of Dorico and is only available to customers with a full version of Sibelius or Finale (Excludes cut down versions such as Sibelius First, Sibelius Student or Finale PrintMusic).
    Dorico is a next-generation scoring application for Windows and macOS. Designed by musicians for musicians, it is sure to become the new choice of professional composers, arrangers, engravers, copyists and educators the world over. Combining incredible attention to detail, intuitive design and an unmatched feature set, Dorico raises the bar for scoring software.
    Developed by an experienced team with more than 100 years' combined experience of designing and building world-class scoring software, and taking full advantage of more than 30 years of Steinberg expertise in building the most cutting-edge digital audio workstation software, Dorico has an impeccable pedigree.
    Streamlined Workflow
    Dorico has a simple, uncluttered interface that is intended to disappear and allow you to focus on the music. Designed to be comfortable and efficient on a laptop computer with a single display, but expanding effortlessly into the studio with multiple large displays, Dorico's single-window design puts all of the application's power within easy reach.
    Shape your working environment to your own preferences: Dorico remembers how you set up your window for each project, and restores it each time you resume working. Open as many windows onto the same project as you like: keep one in Write mode to allow continued input and editing, and another in Play mode to allow easy tweaking of playback, or simply switch back and forth within the same window with a single click.
    Switch swiftly between tabs for the conductor's score and instrumental parts, or split the window horizontally or vertically to allow you to work on both at the same time. Tear tabs off to move them to new windows, or to drag them between tab groups.
    High Performance
    Dorico has been built from the ground up with today's 64-bit computers in mind. Taking advantage of the multiple cores in high-performance CPUs, Dorico is fully multi-threaded, and will take advantage of all of your system's horsepower. Dorico's unique modular architecture allows multiple operations to be carried out in parallel across multiple cores, with the complex processing required to produce a score that both looks and sounds beautiful broken down into dozens of small tasks, many of them being carried out at the same time.
    Project Management Features
    Dorico handles multi-movement works — such as sonatas, symphonies, songbooks, musicals and operas — so easily and simply, you'll wonder how you ever managed without it until now.
    In other scoring programs, each document is only designed to contain a single piece of music: if you need to start a new piece, song or movement, you have to trick the software into it, manually fixing bar numbers, editing clefs, key signatures and time signatures, and adding titles and other front matter yourself. You might even be forced into keeping different movements in separate documents because of performance degradation as the project gets larger, which creates problems later on when you need to produce instrumental parts from multiple documents.
    Dorico solves all of these problems at a stroke. Each project file can contain as many independent pieces of music as necessary, called flows. Flows allow you to create works of any level of complexity, safe in the knowledge that each flow will be notated, laid out and handled separately, but allowing the easy creation of instrumental parts for multiple flows without breaking a sweat.
    Dorico is designed with practical music-making in mind. When you write for live musicians, you need flexibility and control over instrument doublings, percussion layout and divisi passages. In Dorico, instruments belong to players, who are analogous to human beings in the real world. Instruments can be moved freely between players, or individual players can hold multiple instruments, so when you discover that smaller stage or pit requires you to combine two or more reed or percussion instruments onto a smaller number of players, it's the work of moments to reorganise your available forces in Dorico's powerful Setup mode.
    Naturally, Dorico allows you to originate both the conductor's score and parts for individual players from the flows of music in your project as individual layouts. Changes made to the music in one layout are automatically reflected in any others in which that music appears, while allowing complete independence in terms of page and system appearance between every layout.
    Flexible Input And Editing
    Inputting music in Dorico is fast and easy. Use your keyboard or mouse to input notes, and learn ergonomic and mnemonic key commands to allow you to fly through note input faster than ever before.
    Using easy to remember patterns of key commands (single, unmodified keys to set duration, accidental, articulation and pitch of notes: Shift with a letter to create other types of items: and so on). You can enter practically every notation from the computer keyboard alone.
    Dorico's approach to handling and notating rhythms is unique: each note is stored the way it sounds, not the way it is notated on the page. It has the freedom and flexibility to notate every note according to the changing musical context using its sophisticated understanding of the rules of meter, ensuring that the rhythm is always clearly communicated, no matter how complex the situation.
    Dorico thinks about music the way it sounds, and not the way it is notated. In other scoring programs, once a note has been input with a particular duration and at a particular rhythmic position, there it stays: if you want to change its length or move it earlier or later in time, you generally have to work through multiple steps to cut and paste the music, and you will probably have to do some manual adjustment of other notes in nearby bars (for example, to remove unnecessary ties) afterwards to ensure the music remains notated as clearly and simply as possible.
    Not with Dorico, though: simply engage Insert mode, then either insert new notes or edit existing ones, and see the rest of the music instantly updated, with all the rhythms automatically spelled out according to the rules of music theory. Even tuplets don't stand in its way: if you need to insert or delete music such that a tuplet will end up crossing a barline, Dorico handles it for you seamlessly, splitting the tuplet in two either side of the barline, and allowing it to be consolidated again into a single tuplet if the whole duration ends up on one side of a barline.
    Dorico is also the only real-time scoring application with true support for open meter, allowing you to write your music with no time signature at all, and impose meter and barlines later on, or never, as you prefer!
    Graphical Excellence
    Developed in consultation with experienced engravers working with some of the world's most demanding music publishers, the automatic engraving engine at the heart of Dorico produces the most elegant, beautiful results of any scoring application. Attention has been lavished on every detail of the appearance of the music, from the meticulous design of every symbol in the default Bravura font, to the precise placement rules for every notated element.
    There are delightful details at every turn: ledger lines are automatically shortened to allow accidentals to their left to be positioned more closely: adjacent columns of accidentals are kerned to allow them to either be tucked together if their shapes allow it or to be padded a little if the abutting edges are too strongly vertical: slurs are allowed to pass through the stems of flats to prevent their curvature from becoming too extreme: ties are always positioned such that neither their end points nor the apex of their curve touch a stave line: stems are attached to noteheads with incredible precision to ensure they join perfectly, even at extreme magnification: dynamics are optically centred under notes, providing exceptional visual balance: the list goes on and on.
    Dorico's attention to detail in pursuit of emulating the finest traditions of the craft of music layout and engraving is second to none. Your music will simply look better, with less effort.
    Impeccable Note Spacing
    Dorico allows music to be spaced more tightly than other scoring programs, without undermining clarity and legibility. While other programs use a simplistic and conservative approach towards the width of each notated item, drawing a vertical line to the left and to the right of its furthest extent, Dorico creates a detailed axis-aligned profile to the left and to the right of each item, and considers whether or not any part of two abutting profiles would collide if given the ideal amount of rhythmic space. This means that other scoring programs will often leave unnecessary space between consecutive items, resulting in unsightly rhythmic distortion, but Dorico, on the other hand, produces spacing of beautiful consistency and balance every time.
    Powerful Page Layout
    Dorico makes it easy to produce a consistent and attractive layout for every project, thanks to its unique page layout features. Switch to Engrave mode, and its power is instantly revealed to you: frames for music, text, and graphics can be laid out in any arrangement for any kind of project.
    Semantic Richness
    Dorico has been designed to think about music the same way you do. Other scoring programs are organised around concepts that are very generic — symbols, text styles, line styles, expressions, articulations — forcing you to learn a whole new vocabulary on top of your musical knowledge to find your way around the software. You need to learn that an immediate dynamic instruction like forte is text, or an expression, while a gradual dynamic instruction like a crescendo hairpin is a line, or a smart shape.
    In Dorico, a dynamic is called a dynamic: whether it's an immediate or a gradual dynamic, you'll find it in the same place in the interface, and you can create it with a consistent set of tools.
    The same is true for every other kind of notation, from tempo marks to key signatures, from ornaments to playing techniques. Dorico's user interface is organised according to musical concepts, not according to concepts that are convenient for software designers. The result is software that thinks as musically as you do.
    Set The Rules, Then Break Them
    The way your music appears in Dorico is governed by hundreds of individual rules and settings, and a huge number can be changed to make your music look as individual as you are. Layout options allow you to control the page size, margins, default stave size, note spacing and even score order of each of the layouts in your project individually.
    World-Class Audio Engine
    Dorico includes the same world-class audio engine that powers Cubase and Nuendo, delivering a crystal-clear 32-bit floating-point resolution and 192 kHz sample rate, with a pristine sound quality that is the hallmark of the Cubase music production experience. Dorico supports all VST 3- compatible virtual instruments and effects, and includes the HALion sample engine and channel strip modules, including a top-end compressor and brickwall limiter. Dorico also supports VST Expression 2, making it simple to map playing techniques from notations in the score to virtual instrument playback, and VST Note Expression, for unparalleled per-note expressive control.
    Great-Sounding Content
    To make your projects sound incredible, Dorico includes more than 1,300 production-ready sounds from HALion Sonic SE 2, plus the complete HALion Symphonic Orchestra library. HSO includes more than 100 patches and combinations, including strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion instruments with dozens of different playing techniques, covering all common articulations and bowings in unrivalled expressiveness and full dynamic range.
    Dorico also includes more than two dozen professional-quality effects plug- ins, including channel strip effects, guitar amp modelling and the REVerence convolution reverb processor.
    Printing And Exporting Graphics
    Dorico's dedicated Print mode makes it fast and easy to print your project to your printer, or to export graphics in a variety of formats that you can either send to somebody else to print for you, or take into page layout software for further pre-press work.
    Through a simple, unified user interface, you can set up a batch job to print or export the score and some or all of the instrumental parts from your project with the single click of a button. If your printer includes an automatic duplexing unit, Dorico can automatically create imposed booklets and print on both sides of each sheet of paper for you. When printing 2-up or spreads layouts, if your score or part has an odd number of pages, Dorico can even automatically print the odd final page onto a smaller sheet of paper for you.
    Dorico can export music in PDF, SVG, PNG and TIFF formats. If you are producing music for professional printing or publication, the ability to create a true monochrome PDF (where black is specified as 100% Key, i.e. black ink) rather than one using the RGB colour model (where black is specified as a 'rich black,' i.e. a combination of coloured inks) means that you can send your graphics files to a professional printer with confidence. If you need to include coloured objects in your music, of course Dorico can do that too.
    Import And Export
    Projects often start or finish outside your scoring software. Dorico can import MusicXML and MIDI files from Cubase, other scoring programs and other DAWs. It can also export MusicXML files, allowing you to take projects started in Dorico into other applications.
    When Dorico imports MusicXML files, the focus is on importing the musical symbols, not the precise details of appearance and positioning that may be encoded within. Coarse details, such as whether a slur should curve above or below the stave, or whether a hairpin should be drawn with a solid or dashed line, will be imported, but fine details, such as the positions of the control points that dictate the precise curvature of the slur, or the horizontal offsets of either end of the hairpin, are not imported. Dorico's sophisticated engraving engine is better able to produce music that looks as good as if you had input it directly into Dorico if it is not encumbered with this data.
    System Requirements
    MacOs
    Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or macOS 12 Sierra
    Intel dual core CPU
    8 GB RAM recommended (4 GB minimum)
    12 GB free storage space
    Display resolution of 1,920 x 1,280 or greater recommended (1,366 x 768 minimum)
    DVD-ROM drive for software installation using included optical media
    OS-compatible audio hardware.
    Internet connection required for activation, account setup and personal product registration. Additional downloads will be required for installation.
    Windows
    64-bit Windows 10
    Intel or AMD dual core CPU
    8 GB RAM recommended (4 GB minimum)
    12 GB free storage space
    Display resolution of 1,920 x 1,280 or greater recommended (1,366 x 768 minimum)
    DVD-ROM drive for software installation using included optical media
    OS-compatible audio hardware.
    Internet connection required for activation, account setup and personal product registration. Additional downloads will be required for installation.
    eLicenser
    Dorico uses the Soft-eLicenser, which allows the software to be activated on a single computer. Dorico also includes a physical USB-eLicenser which the licence can be transferred to which allows you to run Dorico on another computer if required.

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  • Additional Information

    Brand Steinberg
    Condition New
    Minimum system requirements - Mac Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or macOS 12 Sierra
    Intel dual core CPU
    8 GB RAM recommended (4 GB minimum)
    12 GB free storage space
    Display resolution of 1,920 x 1,280 or greater recommended (1,366 x 768 minimum)
    DVD-ROM drive for software installation using included optical media
    OS-compatible audio hardware.
    Internet connection required for activation, account setup and personal product registration. Additional downloads will be required for installation.
    Minimum system requirements - PC 64-bit Windows 10
    Intel or AMD dual core CPU
    8 GB RAM recommended (4 GB minimum)
    12 GB free storage space
    Display resolution of 1,920 x 1,280 or greater recommended (1,366 x 768 minimum)
    DVD-ROM drive for software installation using included optical media
    OS-compatible audio hardware.
    Internet connection required for activation, account setup and personal product registration. Additional downloads will be required for installation.

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