It has been three and a half years since the main group of developers that worked on Avid's Sibelius scoring program joined the team at Steinberg. It has been a long time coming and it is not over yet but we now know the name of Steinberg's new scoring package. Dorico will be a new take on the 600 year old problem of printed music. In a recent presentation Steinberg's Daniel Spreadbury, who will be known to many of the Sibelius community talked about the design and development of Dorico and most importantly the release date.
Steinberg Dorico Features
- Next-generation 64-bit scoring software for OS X and Windows, designed by musicians for musicians
- Beautiful engraved output with unrivaled attention to detail
- Flexible note input and powerful editing, including ability to insert and change duration of existing notes
- Streamlined, single window interface puts every tool at your fingertip
- Use your computer keyboard or MIDI keyboard to input music quickly and efficiently
- Superior note spacing with optical kerning of adjacent elements, with tighter default spacing and no rhythmic distortion
- Import and export in MusicXML, MIDI and graphics formats
- Award-winning 32-bit floating-point Steinberg audio engine with up to 192 kHz and flexible routing for virtual instrument and effect playback
- Compatible with VST 3 virtual instruments and effects processors
- Outstanding virtual instruments with more than 1,500 sounds, including HALion Sonic SE 2 workstation and complete HALion Symphonic Orchestra library
- Suite of high-end VST effect processors, including channel strip modules (compressor, EQ, limiter) and convolution reverb
Dorico is due for release during Q4 (Oct - Dec) 2016. Pricing will be 579 Euro including VAT. They are also planning educational pricing and cross-grade offers from other scoring application.
You can find out more at the Dorico web site