Accessible yet powerful, Dorico 3.5 offers tools to help everyone from hobbyists to professionals notate music. This is the Elements version of Dorico 3.5 which is ideal for beginners to start getting their compositions into notation.
For a comparison between the Pro and Elements versions click here.
Here's What Steinberg Say:
Building on the unique and ground-breaking features introduced last autumn, Dorico 3.5 brings greater power, greater refinement, and greater customisation – all designed with you in mind, whatever kind of music fires your passion.
Pitch Before Duration
When you want to experiment and try out ideas during note input, Dorico Pro 3.5’s new pitch before duration note input method is invaluable: you can play freely on your MIDI keyboard without inputting any notes, and only commit to a particular note or chord once you specify its duration. Users coming to Dorico from other music notation software, particularly Finale, will feel right at home – and even those who are happy with Dorico’s existing entry methods will find it a useful addition to the toolbox.
Figured bass is a system of numerals representing intervals above a written bass note, as a shorthand way of notating harmony in music of the Baroque and Classical periods. Dorico Pro 3.5 introduces the most comprehensive and intelligent figured bass feature of any music notation software. Using a dedicated popover, quickly add figures to any bass part, and choose how they should appear with a complete set of engraving options. The figures even adapt automatically when you change the bass note.
VST Expression Maps
Today’s professional sample libraries and virtual instruments are increasingly sophisticated and require musicians to manipulate several MIDI controllers, key switches and other parameters simultaneously to get the best out of them. Enter Dorico Pro 3.5’s expanded VST Expression Maps editor, with conditional switches – for example, to use a particular sound when a note is shorter or longer than a certain duration – and improved handling for techniques that can be combined with other sounds, without needing to define every possible combination in the expression map.
Dorico Pro 3.5 introduces further new features for composers and arrangers writing for guitar: support for tapping, hammer-on and pull-off, and a variety of techniques for the vibrato arm, or whammy bar, make it easy to notate even elaborate solos for electric guitar. And adding a grid of chord diagrams showing the shapes used in your piece is now as simple as checking a single box, with sophisticated control over the size, spacing and number of rows of chord diagrams to be shown.
Hollywood Style Parts
When preparing parts for film, TV and game recording sessions, many Hollywood copyists always leave additional empty staves at the end of each cue, so that there is plenty of room for any handwritten insertions that need to be made on the stand. Dorico Pro 3.5 reduces this work to a single click, saving time on each and every part. This new functionality also makes it quick and easy to create music frames containing blank, empty staves, ideal for printing manuscript paper or leaving room for students to complete exercises in teaching materials.
- Automatic engraving.
- Automatic layout of parts.
- Drum notation.
- Easy note input.
- Integrated MIDI editors.
- Intelligent assistant.
- Linked guitar tab.
- Multiple pieces per project.
- Streamlined workflow.
- Supports VST 3.
- Efficient window management.
- Four Modes.
- Great-sounding content.
- High-performance architecture.
- Import and export.
- Next-generation audio engine.
- For a full list of features click here.