Steinberg Dorico Crossgrade Music Notation Software (Boxed)

Steinberg Dorico Crossgrade Music Notation Software (Boxed)

Steinberg Dorico Crossgrade Music Notation Software (Boxed)

B&H # STDCGR MFR # 46299

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Product Highlights

  • For Sibelius, Finale, Notion Owners
  • Write, Engrave, Play, Print, Export
  • For Composers, Arrangers, Copyists
  • For Teachers and Students
  • Piano Roll Editor
  • Single-Window User Interface
  • Flexible Input and Editing
  • Automatic Engraving Engine
  • HALion Symphonic Orchestra Library
  • macOS, Windows
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Steinberg 46299 overview

  • 1Description

Dorico from Steinberg is a music notation software which offers a forgiving approach to inputting and editing music, comparable to having an intelligent assistant by your side as you work. Combining an intuitive workflow with a powerful audio engine, a beautiful engraved output, and flexible export options, it is well suited for professional composers, arrangers, engravers, publishers, and copyists, as well as for teachers and students.

Dorico is designed to let you freely experiment with musical ideas. It allows you to write in open meter so you can input music without a time signature and later add or delete bar lines wherever they are needed. Playback is handled by a piano roll editor which lets you make fine adjustments to the notes without affecting the printed notation.

A single-window user interface places all the software's functions within easy reach, which is particularly convenient when working on a laptop. Smart score preparation tools allow you to bring together separate movements, works, sketches, or songs, in any combination, into score layouts for conductor or performer. Dorico lets you import and export MusicXML and MIDI files from Cubase or other DAWs and export graphics in a variety of formats for pre-press work.

Attention has been lavished on every detail of the appearance of music. The automatic engraving engine provides extensive capabilities for graphical tweaking and editing, and aims to produce aesthetically pleasing pages that meet the demands of the most discerning engravers.

Dorico is built with the same 32-bit floating point audio engine found in Cubase and Nuendo, and delivers crystal-clear sound at resolutions up to 192 kHz. It supports all VST3-compatible virtual instruments and effects, and comes with the HALion Sonic SE 2 player and the complete HALion Symphonic Orchestra library.

Note: This is a crossgrade available to owners of full retail versions of Sibelius, Finale or Notion. (Excludes cut-down versions such as Sibelius First, Sibelius Student, Finale PrintMusic, Notion Conducting, Notion for iOS, Progression)


Streamlined Workflow
  • Simple, uncluttered interface designed to be comfortable and efficient on a laptop computer with a single display, or to expand over multiple large displays
  • Single-window design puts all the functions within easy reach
  • Piano roll editor for making fine adjustments to playback without affecting the printed notation, including editing continuous controllers
Project Management
  • Each project consists of Players (people), Flows (independent movements/pieces of music), and Layouts (which bring combinations of Players and Flows together into scores)
  • Handles multi-movement works such as sonatas, symphonies, songbooks, musicals, and operas
Five Modes
  • Workflows are divided into five distinct modes
  • Setup Mode: Create Players, Flows, Layouts
  • Write Mode: Input and edit your music
  • Engrave Mode: Perform page layouts, and make graphical tweaks
  • Play Mode: Control virtual instruments, add effects, mix
  • Print Mode: Output score and parts to your printer or export press-ready files for other graphic formats
  • Collapsible panels on left/right/bottom of the window provide instant access to each mode's features, for displaying as much music as possible
Window Management
  • Open as many windows in the same project as you like – keep one in Write mode for input and editing, and another in Play mode to allow easy tweaking of playback, or switch back and forth within the same window with a single click
  • Switch between tabs for conductor score and instrumental parts, or split the window horizontally/vertically to work on both at the same time

Notation and Layout

Score and Part Preparation
  • Create both the conductor score and parts for individual players as individual layouts
  • Changes made to the music in one layout are automatically reflected in any other layout related to that composition
Flexible Input and Editing
  • Write freely in open meter, adding or deleting bar lines wherever they are needed
  • Create custom key signatures
  • Create tuplets of any complexity, even across bar lines
  • Create slurs with any number of independent curving segments, for total control
  • Use your keyboard or mouse to input notes
  • Notate every note according to changing musical context, using sophisticated understanding of rules of meter
  • Rhythm is clearly notated, even as notes are lengthened, shortened, inserted, or removed
Automatic Engraving Engine
  • Produces elegant results with meticulous design of every symbol in the Bravura font and precise placement rules for every notated element
Page Layout
  • Produce a consistent and attractive layout for your project
  • Define and apply master pages with automatic page numbers, headers/footers, and easily override the layout of individual pages as needed, for any kind of project
Rhythmic Spacing
  • Rhythmic spacing allows music to be spaced tightly without sacrificing clarity and legibility

Playback and Audio

Audio Engine
  • Same audio engine found in Cubase and Nuendo
  • 32-bit floating-point audio engine compatible with resolutions up to 192 kHz, for crystal-clear sound
  • Supports all VST3-compatible virtual instruments and effects
  • Includes channel strip modules with compressor and brickwall limiter that can be inserted on each channel
HALion Symphonic Virtual Instrument
  • Includes HALion Sonic SE 2 sampling workstation with more than 1500 production-ready sounds  
  • Includes complete HALion Symphonic Orchestra library with over 100 patches and combinations, including strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion instruments
  • Dozens of different playing techniques, covering all common articulations and bowings, with expressiveness and full dynamic range

Print and Export

Printing and Exporting Graphics
  • Dedicated Print mode makes it fast and easy to print your project to your printer or to export graphics in a variety of formats
Import and Export
  • Import MusicXML and MIDI files from Cubase or other scoring programs and DAWs
  • Export MusicXML files to other applications
In the Box
Steinberg Dorico Crossgrade Music Notation Software (Boxed)
  • 2 x Installation Disks
  • USB-eLicenser
  • Activation Card
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    Steinberg 46299 specs

    System Requirements macOS: 10.11, 10.12, 10.13


    Windows: 10 (64-bit)

    Intel or AMD dual-core CPU

    8 GB RAM recommended (4 GB minimum)

    12 GB free storage space

    USB port for USB-eLicenser (license management)

    OS-compatible audio hardware

    DVD-ROM drive for software installation

    Internet connection is required for activation, account setup, and personal product registration

    Additional downloads may be required for the installation


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