The scope and scale of the improvements in the Dorico 5.1 update runs the gamut, with substantial new features in notation, engraving, productivity, organization, and playback, including the new Iconica Sketch library.
Dorico 5 is out with the inclusion of more SMuFL music fonts; speedier note input workflows; playback enhancements such as scrubbing, space and stage templates, pitch contour emphasis, MIDI trigger regions, and Groove Agent SE; an instrument editor; and a host of other worthwhile enhancements.
Nepomuk is a text font inspired by the type commonly found in music plate engraving from the late 19th to the mid 20th-century. It’s available on Notation Central. Learn all about its origins and design.
Dorico 4.1 further refines the Key Editor, improves the user interface with more color options, overhauls the way lyrics are treated, prints selected flows in a layout, and adds new effects plug-ins and a library export function. Plus, a lifetime unlock option for Dorico for iPad.
Music engraving dates back well before the computer age, but it’s easy to forget that the computer-aided portion of the history spans back a good long time. We summarize that history and explore a few key moments leading up to the present.
To make a SMuFL-compliant font for use in applications like Dorico, you might think you can just put the symbols in the right places, and the font makes itself. It turns out there’s a lot more to it than that — but it can be done.
Dorico 3.5.10, the first minor revision to Dorico 3.5, brings finesse and refinement to a wide range of the notation app’s functions in the form of feature enhancements and bug fixes.
Intelligent figured bass is one of features in Dorico, and that’s no empty boast. Dorico’s insistence on understanding the meaning of music symbols provides some very powerful capabilities. Let’s dive right in with a real-world task: adding figures to a Bach chorale.
A series of notation conventions has been established over the years to identify editorial content. For the creators of critical editions, we take a comprehensive look at Dorico’s formidable set of tools for making editorial marks.