In the most recent installment of his Discover Dorico video series a couple of days ago, Steinberg’s scoring product specialist John Barron devoted most of his time to previewing the new features in the forthcoming Dorico 1.1 update.
Promised for release before the end of June, Dorico 1.1 will likely be the most extensive update yet. If you’ve followed the news about Dorico, you know that we can expect to see headline features such as chord symbols, repeat endings and piano pedaling, among other useful additions.
John previewed all of these features, and many more, in his recent session. Whether you’re using Dorico now or have been holding off from trying it, grab some popcorn and watch the entire 45-minute video — it will be well worth your time.
- 10:24 – Using MIDI keyboard shortcut in conjunction with MIDI entry and chord entry
- 15:49 – Chord symbols
- 20:25 – Pedaling (beware the pun at 22:22)
- 25:13 – Filters
- 27:20 – Linking and grouping dynamics
- 29:07 – Mouse input options
- 31:48 – Repeat endings
- 34:07 – More engraving options
- 35:21 – Editable note spacing, both beat-wide and note-specific
- 38:28 – Layout and casting off with fixed number of bars per system / systems per page
- 39:24 – Exporting flows
- 41:22 – Play mode changes, including MIDI out
There are other promised new features that didn’t make it into this video, and some features weren’t fully finished — the appearance of chord symbols still needs work — but the Dorico team’s willingness to give such a public and extensive preview at this stage is a sign of confidence in their progress.
Dorico 1.1 will be a free update for existing users. New users crossgrading from an existing notation product have until June 30, 2017 to purchase Dorico at a discounted price.
Conveniently, that John mentioned that the next Discover Dorico session will be the previous day — June 29.