Support for chord symbols has been one of the most requested features currently absent in Dorico, and Steinberg has identified it as “the most important” area of focus. Here’s some more information about what will be included, and when we can expect it to appear in the software.
A roundup of some recent news including an extension of the Dorico crossgrade deadline, Finale third-party 64-bit plug-in updates, a MusicXML meeting at Musikmesse, beta testing for the Komp iPad app, and an update to NotateMe.
The third Dorico update, version 1.0.30, is available, with some new features particularly in the areas of rests, barlines, bar numbers, tremolo and grace note playback, as well as other areas of the program. In addition, dozens of bugs and other performance issues have been addressed.
Steinberg today launches a series of monthly live video tutorials for those wanting to learn more about how to use Dorico. The first of the Discover Dorico sessions begins today, January 26, at 11:00 am EST (US).
Our coverage of NAMM 2017 kicks off with a guest post from Doug LeBow at a Dorico presentation in Los Angeles at the American Film Institute, in association with the Society of Composers and Lyricists.
The recent StaffPad maintenance update offers improved MusicXML support and several instrument additions and fixes.
Musitek’s new SmartScore Music-to-XML music notation recognition utility — the same feature originally planned for inclusion in Finale 25 — can analyze scanned PDF files of music and send them directly to Finale, Sibelius, or Dorico, or save them as MusicXML.
The first version of the Dorico guide is now available to download as a PDF from Steinberg’s help site. While far from exhaustive, it is easy to follow and logically structured, making it a comprehensive, well-organized resource to help you make the most of the new software.
The second Dorico update, version 1.0.20, is available. New features and improvements abound, with arpeggios, more page layout options, better bar rest handling in voices, and a new playback options dialog among the many enhancements and bug fixes.