The revolutionary new scoring software developed by musicians for musicians
When Avid unceremoniously laid off the entire Sibelius development department in 2012, Steinberg saw an opportunity to get in on the notation software market and promptly hired the whole team to build a brand new next generation program. The freedom they gave their new employees has allowed them to completely rethink the way music should be typeset and to design Dorico from scratch.
And now the wait is over! The combined expertise of the developers behind Sibelius and Cubase has produced a truly remarkable programme. A few features are yet to be implemented, but already the versatile workflow and straightforward interface, the groundbreaking document setup control, and the slick, musical way in which each process is automated will convert even the most committed Sibelius or Finale user.
Dorico includes Steinberg's award winning audio engine and an integrated piano-roll sequencer allowing the user control over every aspect of playback. It comes packaged with the complete HALion Symphonic Orchestra library among many other plugins, and is compatible with all VST-3 and some VST-2 virtual instruments.
Licensing, upgrading, and crossgrading
Buying Dorico is easy As with most other notation software, there are retail and educational licences - select the education license if you think you might be eligible for an academic copy.
There are no subscriptions or annual plans. Simply pay once and receive all maintenance updates (and for the first few months, feature updates) at no cost. When future versions are released, you are under no obligation to upgrade, but if you do, it'll cost you less as a license holder.
Save money when you crossgrade. If you have a valid licence for a full (retail or academic) version of Sibelius, Finale, or Notion, you qualify for the crossgrade discount. Please provide your valid licence code(s) during checkout otherwise we will be unable to process your order. Please note: Your current software must be a FULL version - Sibelius First and Finale PrintMusic are NOT
64-bit Windows 10, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or macOS 12 Sierra.Intel or AMD dual core CPU.8 GB RAM recommended (4 GB minimum).
Free storage space - 12 GB
Display resolution - 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