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Compare Dorico editions: Elements and Pro

Dorico is available in Elements and Pro editions. Both include many high quality features, with Dorico Pro adding extra professional tools, more sounds and much greater customisation.

At a glance

Home users and students

Amateur composers and arrangers

Secondary students

Instrumental teachers

Church/worship musicians

Songwriters

Entry-level music notation

Easy and fast to learn

Input via mouse, keyboard or MIDI keyboard

Unique popovers for efficient input

Effortlessly create publication-quality music

Friendly manual and video tutorials

Write for up to 12 instruments

Basic sound library included

Beautiful output by default

Professionals and educators

Professional composers and arrangers

University/college students

Professors and instructors

Film/TV/game media musicians

Engravers and publishers

Professional music notation

Easy and fast to learn

Input via mouse, keyboard or MIDI keyboard

Unique popovers for efficient input

Effortlessly create publication-quality music

Friendly manual and video tutorials

Write for unlimited instruments

HALion Symphonic Orchestra included

Hundreds of customizable options

Built-in desktop publishing

Automatic linked cues

Divisi, ossias and extra staves

Total font choice and control

Tweak the appearance of every item

Explode and Reduce arranging tools

In depth

Notations

Dorico Elements
Entry-level music notation
Dorico Pro
Professional music notation
Accidentals
Normal and double only
Normal, double, microtonal, custom
Bar numbers
Single format
Multiple formats
Bar repeats
Barline types
Normal, double, final, repeat
Comprehensive
Clefs
7 presets
26 presets
Custom note and rest groupings
Custom brackets and braces
Chord symbols
Single preset
9 presets, fully customizable
Cues
Divisi for divided string sections
Drum set notation
Dynamics
Fanned beams and stemlets
Holds and pauses
Key signatures
Up to 7 flats/sharps
Fully customizable
Lyrics
Noteheads
30 presets
30 presets, fully customizable
Octave lines
Limited
Fully customizable
Ornaments
Ossia staves
Change no. staves for instrument
Page numbers
Automatic
Customizable
Pedal lines
Limited
Fully customizable
Playing techniques
220 presets
Customizable
Rehearsal marks
Limited
Customizable
Repeat endings
Rhythm slashes
Single- and multi-note tremolos
Tempo markings
Unpitched orchestral/band percussion
Limited
Customizable

Playback

Dorico Elements
Entry-level music notation
Dorico Pro
Professional music notation
Includes sounds
1500 (2GB library)
2000+ (8GB library)
Effects processors
30
30
General MIDI sounds
HALion Sonic SE production sounds
HALion Symphonic Orchestra
VST Expression Maps
Supports third-party VSTs
Interpretation of notations
Fixed
Customizable
Playback of repeats
Playback of dynamics
Playback of tempo changes
Edit automation data

Engraving

Dorico Elements
Entry-level music notation
Dorico Pro
Professional music notation
Add page and system breaks
Dedicated Engrave mode
Edit vertical spacing
Edit rhythmic spacing
Tweak individual items graphically
Customizable engraving options
Set defaults for beaming, voices, etc.
Use other text fonts
Limited
Fully customizable
Use other music fonts
Automatic collision avoidance
Multiple staff sizes
Note spacing settings
Limited
Fully customizable
Staff and system spacing
Automatic
Fully customizable

Customization

Dorico Elements
Entry-level music notation
Dorico Pro
Professional music notation
Change page and staff size
Custom page layout
Custom note spacing
Limited
Full control
Custom key signatures
Custom accidentals
Custom playing techniques
Custom noteheads
Custom text fonts
Limited
Fully customizable
Custom music fonts
Custom chord symbols
Notation Options
Fixed
Customizable
Engraving Options
Fixed
Customizable
Playback Options
Fixed
Customizable

Input and Editing

Dorico Elements
Entry-level music notation
Dorico Pro
Professional music notation
Insert mode
Multi-paste
Explode and Reduce
Paste into Voice
Filters
Limited
Full

Import and Export

Dorico Elements
Entry-level music notation
Dorico Pro
Professional music notation
Import MusicXML
Export MusicXML
Export audio (WAV, MP3)
Export graphics
Import MIDI
Export MIDI

Printing

Dorico Elements
Entry-level music notation
Dorico Pro
Professional music notation
Print multiple copies
Booklet, 2-up, spreads