Today at NYC Music Services we’re happy to release Notation Express for Dorico. Just like its Sibelius counterpart which we created last month, Notation Express for Dorico is a fully customized profile for the Elgato Stream Deck console that makes powerful features easy and fun to use.
The Dorico flavor of Notation Express is chock-full with more than 300 commands, all of which are just a touch or two away and organized intuitively.
Within minutes of releasing Notation Express for Sibelius, people were asking if we’d produce a Dorico version. I’m very happy that the wait is over. I hope it’s been worth the wait, for while Notation Express for Dorico retains the familiarity and general layout of the Sibelius version, it’s been totally re-programmed from scratch for Dorico and contains many features unique to that program.
I’ve got expert Dorico user Leo Nicholson to thank for that. Leo devised the Notation Express Dorico layout and key commands, and programmed the Stream Deck profile to make it work with Dorico — a feat which required thinking in many dimensions.
Notation Express is powerful, but it’s also visually appealing with its beautiful icons, just as you’ve come to expect. It adopts the red border scheme for subfolders used in the recent Notation Express for Sibelius update, so it’s easy to drill down and use everything that’s packed into it.
Whenever possible, we’ve tried to make what you see on the Stream Deck reinforce what you’re seeing in Dorico. I’m particularly pleased with the popover icons, right down to the flashing cursor.
Installing Notation Express for Dorico is done in a matter of minutes, after which you’ll be ready to go. Whether you use Dorico exclusively or need to switch between Dorico and Sibelius, you’ll find it easy to use and a boost to your productivity.
The Notation Express profile is based on the default Dorico shortcuts, although many more have been added. If you use the default Dorico shortcuts, you can continue to use them just as before, and also use Stream Deck. If you have modified the default Dorico shortcuts, you can either modify them to work with the Notation Express profile, or easily change the shortcuts in the Notation Express profile to match yours (making sure that they don’t conflict with other shortcuts in use).
As always, you can still create your own profile to use in addition to Notation Express, and switch between the two (or buy another Stream Deck and run two side-by-side!).
Notation Express for Dorico is available from NYC Music Services for $29. It should go without saying that you need to have the Elgato Stream Deck console in order to use Notation Express, but we’ll say it here anyway.
Be sure to purchase the correct version for your operating system (Mac or Windows).