A review of microtonal playback in Dorico, with audio and score samples by Thomas Nicholson.
Dorico 2’s powerful correlation between written symbols and a diversity of possible tonal systems is an absolutely incredible breakthrough in contemporary composition.
Dorico 2.1 is out, with two official new features — a notehead set editor and swing playback — and boasting a slew of other improvements in engraving, layout, notation, and playback that build on the 2.0 release.
If you happen to have missed some of our news, tips, tutorials, and reviews from the last several months, don’t worry — we’ve got you covered with this post with a summary of what’s been happening so that you can take it to the beach.
Steinberg product marketing manager Daniel Spreadbury has been in New York City this week promoting Dorico. We caught up with Daniel before his demo at Yamaha Artist Services. Listen to our engaging 40-minute conversation, in which we discuss his time in New York, the new features in Dorico 2, the development process, and much more.
Dorico Pro 2.0, released today, is a major update to Steinberg’s music notation software, with new features across the board in many areas. Smart staff management, slash notation, bar repeats, a new handwritten music font, a new system track, support for large time signatures, automation in Play mode, video support, and much more round out an impressive release.
Andrew Noah Cap gives a thorough review of Dorico’s playback capabilities and the wide variety of needs it attempts to address — from engravers preferring simple playback, to those wanting adequate sound rendering without thinking too much about settings and post-editing, to those that expect playback and editing functionality that is comparable to MIDI editing within a DAW.
We present part 3 of our Dorico 1.2 review — a look at the new percussion features that arrived in December, along with refinements made in the latest 1.2.10 update.
Dorico 1.2.10 is available, bringing with it a variety of improvements in all areas of the program including engraving, playback, and workflow. This update, free to registered users, is likely the last update to Dorico 1.
Our NAMM 2018 coverage continues with Steinberg’s product marketing manager Daniel Spreadbury and product specialist John Barron to chat about the past year of Dorico, and what’s next on the horizon. Included: 45 minutes of audio.