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Dorico — The next-generation music notation software

Dorico helps you to write music notation, automatically producing printed results of exceptional quality — and plays it back with breathtaking realism. It is easy enough for anyone to learn, yet has hundreds of advanced notations, features, options and sounds to satisfy even the most demanding professionals.

Fast, flexible workflows

Ideal for teaching and learning

Unrivalled musical intelligence

Beautiful, modern design

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  • Cubase and Dorico just feel comfortable and forward-thinking, and made for what I’m trying to do.
    Alan SilvestriFilm composer

What you can do with Dorico


Composing, arranging — or just writing and printing out music — is made much quicker and more efficient with Dorico. Thanks to its intelligent design, it automatically adjusts the notation as you write. With nearly 1,500 sounds included, arrangements can be played back with exceptional realism and, with no workarounds needed for advanced notation, Dorico produces excellent results much more quickly than has been possible before.


With its streamlined, natural user interface, students and those with less experience in scoring can compose and arrange straight into Dorico, making learning the language of music notation much faster and more intuitive. Editing and making changes — such as instrument, time signature or key — are straightforward, with the notation instantly and correctly adapting to include them, reinforcing the learning outcome. For teachers, producing teaching materials and hand-outs that mix music and text is easy, and it’s never been quicker to adapt arrangements for your band, orchestra or other school ensemble.


Dorico is the perfect tool for music engraving, publishing and copying. It automatically lays out pages of balance and beauty, with comprehensive collision avoidance and advanced algorithms that handle almost any musical context with ease. Music made with Dorico has the look of the finest traditionally engraved music, and the software provides tweaking tools to satisfy the most demanding professional. Producing high-quality, crystal-clear scores for selling or performance has never been faster or easier.

The whole world of Dorico

Alan Silvestri, Scoring a Blockbuster, Part 1: From Cubase to Dorico | Artist

Alan Silvestri, Scoring a Blockbuster, Part 2: Working in Dorico | Artist

Preparing "The Piano": Music from the Motion Picture, from Page to Stage

Pianist Gemma Turvey on Composing with Dorico

Arranging in Dorico Pro with the Baltic Soul Orchestra

Arranging in Dorico Pro with Septura Brass Septet


Meet the Dorico Team: Behind The Scenes


Best automatic engraving of any software

Easy note input

Intelligently adjusts notation as you write

Any number of movements or pieces in a single project

Automatic layout of instrumental parts, including unique linked cues

Stunning playback — nearly 1,500 sounds included

Supports VST 3 virtual instruments and effects processors (30 included)

Sequencer-style piano roll MIDI editor

DTP page layout

Sophisticated chord symbols, unpitched percussion and drum set notation

Unbarred music, tuplets across barlines, microtonality, etc. all handled correctly — no workarounds

Transfer to and from other programs via MusicXML, MIDI, PDF, etc.

Find the Dorico version that’s right for you

Dorico is a complete family of products suitable for musicians of every experience level and budget. The entry-level product is Dorico SE, which is completely free to download and use and allows you to write music for one or two instruments. To write for larger ensembles, trade up to Dorico Elements, which allows a maximum of 12 players, and adds more sounds. Dorico Pro allows you to write for ensembles of any size, and includes hundreds of options and tools to customize every aspect of your project. Every member of the family produces beautiful music notation, and projects are fully compatible between every version.

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