Dorico 4

Categories: Commercial Software Products

Submitted by:Steinberg Media Technologies

24 May 2023

Elevator Pitch

Dorico 4

Dorico 4 is the music notation and composition application from Steinberg, with unique flexibility in input and editing, sequencer-style MIDI editing, and DTP-style page layout.

Product Description

Dorico 4

Dorico helps you to compose music and write it in music notation, automatically producing printed results of exceptional quality. It also gives you sequencer-style tools for editing the playback of your music, without compromising the beauty of the score. With hundreds of unique, smart time-saving features you won’t find anywhere else, Dorico is easy enough for anyone to learn, but powerful enough to satisfy even the most demanding professionals.

How It's Innovative

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. And 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.

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Most Inspiring Use Cases

Dorico is used by composers, arrangers, and media musicians in every musical genre and at every stage in their musical careers. One of Dorico’s youngest users is 9-year-old composer George Socolow, pupil of Daniel Felsenfeld and Richard Danielpour, who is composing large-scale works in the software. Dorico is allowing George to express his prodigious musical ideas with clarity and efficiency in beautiful music notation. At the other end of the scale, 80-year-old jazz legend Herbie Hancock is using Dorico to help him to continue to blaze his decades-long iconoclastic trail.

Expansion Plans

Dorico is a complete family of products suitable for musicians of every experience level, budget and device. Every member of the family produces beautiful music notation, and projects are fully compatible between every version. Write for one or two instruments with the free Dorico SE. Then there's Dorico Elements and the big Dorico Pro for writing ensembles of any size, with all of the tools you need to produce work of professional quality. Dorico is now also available for iPad. Experience the same powerful, beautiful composition software, carefully refined for a touch-first interface, and with the freedom to make music wherever you are.


Dorico is available for desktop computers running macOS and Windows, and is also available on iPadOS. The software is available at a variety of price points, starting from free (Dorico for iPad, and Dorico SE for macOS/Windows), and is widely used not only within the music profession but also in education, particularly at secondary and tertiary institutions.