Steinberg has announced the release of a new version of its professional music notation application, Dorico, together with a new entry-level music notation application, Dorico Elements.
With the introduction of Dorico Elements, Dorico has been renamed Dorico Pro to reflect its high-end capabilities.
Dorico Pro 2
Dorico Pro 2 adds significant new functionality across the whole application with a particular focus on supporting media musicians working in film, TV, video games and other production environments.
The application now allows composing to picture with:
- features to attach a video to the project and add markers for specific events in the action
- tools to help find the best tempo for the material
- new tools for automation in Play mode have been added, allowing users to make fine adjustments to tempo and MIDI controllers using familiar graphical tools
- scores and parts have new options for time signatures, allowing them to be shown centred on every instrument bracket or drawn above particular instruments
- support for notations widely used in commercial and jazz music has been expanded with new support for rhythmic slashes and bar repeats
- new time-saving tools for arrangers and orchestrators have been added, including:
- multi-paste for copied material to be pasted to multiple staves in a single operation
- new explode and reduce tools for repurposing material for more or fewer instruments
- new tools to scale existing notes into tuplets
Dorico Elements 2
Dorico Elements provides a starting point for composers, arrangers and students, allowing the creation of publication-quality music for ensembles of up to 12 players. With a simple user interface, it has the same automatic music layout and engraving of Dorico Pro.
Daniel Spreadbury, Product Marketing Manager for Dorico, said:
‘With several new features aimed at commercial music, we are excited about accelerating the use of Dorico Pro 2 in composition, arranging and orchestration work for film, TV and games. The introduction of Dorico Elements provides an inexpensive way for the next generation of composers and arrangers to experience these features in a simpler, more streamlined package.’
Availability and pricing
Dorico Pro 2
Dorico Pro 2 is available through resellers and through the Steinberg Online Shop at a suggested retail price of 579 euros including German VAT.
Special educational pricing is available, including a further 60% off the suggested retail price until 31 October 2018 when buying five or more Dorico Pro licenses for use in an educational institution. Special crossgrade pricing is also available for users of Sibelius and Finale who want to add Dorico Pro to their toolbox.
An update for existing Dorico 1.x customers is exclusively available through the Steinberg Online Shop while customers who have activated Dorico 1 since 2 May 2018 are eligible for a free, downloadable grace period update to the latest version.
Dorico Elements 2
Dorico Elements 2 is available through resellers and through the Steinberg Online Shop at a suggested retail price of 99.99 euros including German VAT. Special educational pricing is also available.