Wesley WKL

Composer | Orchestrator | Music Copyist


Let’s talk about MusicNotationSoftware_Dorico this week. Nowadays more and more people are using Dorico professionally in the Film Scoring Industry and Music Engraving Industry. The Dorico is compatible with both Windows and Mac.

Links: https://new.steinberg.net/dorico/

System Requirements:

  • Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • macOS High Sierra, macOS Mojave, macOS Catalina, macOS Big Sur
  • Apple silicon-based Mac (Rosetta 2 App)
  • 64-bit Intel or AMD multi-core
  • Intel i5 or faster
  • 4GB ram minimum
  • 12GB storage
  • OS compatible audio hardware
  • ASIO compatible audio hardware recommended for low-latency performance

Dorico Guides

Dorico itself has five separate panels (Setup, Write, Engrave, Play, Print) on the top which have their own function. Dorico’s workflow is slightly different compare to the two other music notation software. When you need to create a new music/template, you have to go to the SETUP mode, tweak all of the details you want, e.g. add/minus instruments, changing the instrument’s order, etc. 

Then we will need to move to the WRITE Mode to enter the notation, key signatures, time signatures, etc. You can press double-click on the score layout to begin your first note.

ENGRAVE mode is where you can adjust the score layout after you have finished entering your notations at the WRITE Mode. It includes lock/unlocks systems, moving the distance between the instruments, measures per line, etc. 

Dorico has a special feature where we can actually tweak the midi at the PLAY mode. This makes the playback performance sounds more realistic depending on what sounds you are looking for. 

After you have completed every step and feel satisfied, you can go to the PRINT mode, to print it out. 

I have also attached the Dorico Shortcut Keys for you guys. Hope it helps to speed up your workflow. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts too! =) 

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