Music composing & writing with Dorico
Composing, arranging — or just writing and printing out music — is made much quicker and more efficient with Dorico. Thanks to its intelligent design, it automatically adjusts the notation as you write. With nearly 1,500 sounds included, arrangements can be played back with exceptional realism and, with no workarounds needed for advanced notation, Dorico produces excellent results much more quickly than has been possible before.
With its streamlined, natural user interface, students and those with less experience in scoring can compose and arrange straight into Dorico, making learning the language of music notation much faster and more intuitive. Editing and making changes — such as instrument, time signature or key — are straightforward, with the notation instantly and correctly adapting to include them, reinforcing the learning outcome. For teachers, producing teaching materials and hand-outs that mix music and text is easy, and it’s never been quicker to adapt arrangements for your band, orchestra or other school ensemble.
Dorico is the perfect tool for music engraving, publishing and copying. It automatically lays out pages of balance and beauty, with comprehensive collision avoidance and advanced algorithms that handle almost any musical context with ease. Music made with Dorico has the look of the finest traditionally engraved music, and the software provides tweaking tools to satisfy the most demanding professional. Producing high-quality, crystal-clear scores for selling or performance has never been faster or easier.
Best automatic engraving of any software
Easy note input
Intelligently adjusts notation as you write
Any number of movements or pieces in a single project
Automatic layout of instrumental parts, including unique linked cues
Stunning playback — nearly 1,500 sounds included
Supports VST 3 virtual instruments and effects processors (30 included)
Sequencer-style piano roll MIDI editor
DTP page layout
Sophisticated chord symbols, unpitched percussion and drum set notation
Unbarred music, tuplets across barlines, microtonality, etc. all handled correctly — no workarounds
Transfer to and from other programs via MusicXML, MIDI, PDF, etc.
What others say
“This software basically does most of the work for you besides actually writing music and it truly feels like you’re dealing with artificial notation intelligence.”
— Robin Hoffmann, composer, arranger and orchestrator
“I input and engraved three string quartet arrangements, printed them, and had them recorded live – all in 10 hours. I used Finale for 18 years, but after only three months I’m already faster in Dorico than I ever was in Finale.”
— Shane Mickelsen, composer, conductor, producer
"I have said it before but I must say it again; the output from Dorico is really extraordinarily beautiful."
— Goran Arnberg, pianist, arranger and composer
"Dorico has revolutionised the way I write music. It supports my creative process, allowing the fluid development of musical ideas. And the print quality is sublime!"
— Thomas Hewitt Jones, composer