Steinberg Dorico Pro 3.5 – Notation and Scoring Software

Steinberg’s Dorico Pro 3.5 gives you a music notation software that allows you to quickly and easily write beautiful music. Producing high quality printed results that playback with incredible realism.

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Steinberg Dorico Pro 3.5

Steinberg’s Dorico Pro 3.5 gives you a music notation software that allows you to quickly and easily write beautiful music. Producing high quality printed results that playback with incredible realism. No matter whether you’re a beginner or a professional, Dorico Pro 3.5 is easier than ever to learn. All while boasting a number of advanced notations, features, options, and sounds that are sure to fill the needs of the most demanding music professionals.


Whether you’re composing, arranging, or simply writing music; everything is easier thanks to Dorico Pro 3.5. Featuring an incredibly intelligent design, Dorico Pro automatically adjusts the notation as you write. Including almost 1500 sounds that offer exceptional realism and no messy workarounds for advanced notation. As a result, you’ll have advanced results more quickly than ever before.


What’s more, Dorico Pro boasts a streamlined and natural user interface. So if you have less experience with scoring, you’ll be able to compose and arrange straight into Dorico. Therefore, making the language of music notation so much faster and easier to learn. It’s also just as straight forward to edit and make changes, such as your instrument, time signature, or key.

If you’re a teacher, you’ll love how easy it is to produce and print out teaching materials and hand-outs for your students to learn. As well as produce arrangements for your band, orchestra, or school ensemble.


Finally, Dorico is also the perfect tool for your engraving, publishing, and copying. Automatically laying out pages for you thanks to its advanced algorithms capable of handling almost any musical context. Giving you the look of the finest traditionally engraved music, and the software that provides tweaking tools to satisfy the most demanding professional. Above all, producing high-quality, crystal-clear scores is easier than ever.

What’s new in Dorico Pro 3.5

  • VST Expression Maps: extensive, smart expression maps give you increased control over today’s advanced sample libraries
  • Figured bass: intelligent support for adding figures to any bass part, and specifying how they are to appear
  • Pitch before duration input: quickly and easily sketch out ideas on your MIDI keyboard before committing them to your score — perfect for users of Finale Speedy Entry
  • Guitar notation: extended support for hammer-ons, pull-offs, tapping, and vibrato arm scoops, dips, bends, and dives
  • Chord diagrams: with a single click, add a grid below the title showing the chord shapes you’ve used
  • Condensing for divisi: it’s now easy to have multi-staff divisi parts and for the conductor’s score to display a single, perfectly labeled staff
  • Line editors: design your own vertical and horizontal lines with a suite of robust editors
  • Slurs: effortless slur editing, smarter slur placement, and enhanced collision avoidance with refined appearance
  • Beams: more flexible beaming, including beams that begin and end with rests
  • Instrumental parts: easily create flexible ensemble instrumental parts in different transpositions
  • Options and Properties: new filter and search features let you easily and quickly navigate Dorico’s hundreds of options and properties, putting everything right at your fingertips
  • MusicXML export: expanded MusicXML export makes it easy to exchange music created in Dorico with users of other software
  • User interface enhancements: customize the page and background colors for improved accessibility
  • Hollywood-style parts: add extra blank staves to fill the page with a single click
  • Blank staves for education: quickly create empty staves for teaching materials, with room for students to input their answers
  • As well as so many more features!
  • Dozens of new features, including VST Expression Maps, Figured Bass, Guitar notation, Chord diagrams, Divisi condensing, more flexible beaming, MusicXML export, improved accessibility, and more
  • Video support using the same powerful engine as Cubase and Nuendo
  • Automatically produce a conductor’s score with a single click
  • Generate tablature for instruments with any number of strings
  • Support for left- and right-hand guitar notation
  • Playback templates for quick setup of your playback preferences
  • Soundiron Olympus Choir Micro for building gorgeous choir arrangements
  • Benefit from automatic calculation of harp pedal changes
  • Group playing techniques to align them together, and show transitions from one to another
  • Leave reminders to yourself or for your collaborators
  • Enhanced lyrics editing with smart copy and paste to and from other software
  • Velocity and pitch bend editing provide richer controls for tweaking playback
  • Playback of discrete-note glissandos, automatically taking harp pedal changes into account
  • New tokens for music symbols with a new context menu
  • Automatic notation of natural and artificial harmonics
  • Revamped Project Info dialog enables easy project metadata management
  • Editable mutual exclusion for techniques, absolute, and relative channel changes, primary and secondary volume types, and more
  • Refined user interface plays nice with macOS’s Dark Mode
  • Included HALion libraries bring your creations to life
  • Included FX suite includes a top-end compressor, brickwall limiter, and more
  • Smart staff management tools and support for rhythm slashes
  • Support for two time signature conventions — one for the scoring stage and one for the concert hall
  • System Track makes adding and deleting bars, as well as selecting and copying music a piece of cake
  • Explode and Reduce tools quickly paste music to more or fewer players
  • Multipaste pastes material to multiple instruments in a single step
  • Cutting-edge artificial intelligence automatically rewrites notation while you’re inserting, deleting, and editing
  • Wizard-like workflow breaks up compositions into 5 modes
  • Adjust presentational elements without affecting your composition
  • Compose using your computer keyboard or MIDI controller
  • Streamlined interface is a breeze to use
  • Sequencer-style piano roll MIDI editor
  • DTP-quality page layout features
  • Engraves music better than most experienced engravers
  • Petaluma handwritten music font was inspired by the hand-copying style of a famous series of jazz standards books
  • Default note spacing is tailored for ease of reading
  • Powerful editing features — change note length of existing notes
  • Unlimited movements, sections, staves, and pieces within a project
  • Supports open meter — essential for modern composers
  • Imports/exports in MusicXML, MIDI, and graphical formats
  • 64-bit only; does not support 32-bit plug-ins
  • Requires Steinberg eLicenser account required (no dongle)

Maximum number of players in project: Unlimited

Included templates: 37

Accidentals: Normal, double, microtonal, custom

Bar numbers: Multiple formats

Bar repeats: Yes

Barline types: Comprehensive

Clefs: 26 presets

Custom note and rest groupings: Yes

Custom brackets and braces: Yes

Chord diagrams: Full

Chord symbols: 9 presets, fully customizable

Condensing: Yes

Cues: Yes

Divisi for divided string sections: Yes

Drum set notation: Yes

Dynamics: Yes

Fanned beams and stemlets: Yes

Figured bass: Yes

Guitar tablature: Full

Harp pedaling: Full

Key signatures: Fully customizable

Holds and pauses: Yes

Lines: Fully customizable

Lyrics: Yes

Noteheads: 30 Presets, fully customizable

Octave lines: fully customizable

Ornaments: Yes

Ossia staves: Yes

Change no. staves for instrument: Yes

Page numbers: Customizable

Pedal lines: Fully-Customizable

Playing techniques: Customizable

Rehearsal marks: Customizable

Repeat endings: Yes

Rhythm slashes: Yes

Single- and multi-note tremolos: Yes

Tempo markings: Yes

Unpitched orchestral/band percussion: Customizable

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