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Steinberg Dorico Elements 2 is streamlined and super simple, allowing you to write, print and play music notation to a professional standard. Now with video support, Dorico Elements 2 lets you compose to video. Dorico Elements is easy to use, allowing songwriters, students and teachers to create beautiful scores. Boasting many of the features taken from Dorico Pro 2, Dorico Elements is the ideal starting point for composers, arrangers and students.

Streamlined Version

Dorico Elements 2 takes many of the powerful and time-saving features of Dorico Pro 2 to allow you to compose and create scores, providing fluid input and editing and great-sounding playback. Elements offers a variety of modes including Write, Engrave, Play, Print and a limited Setup mode, providing a basic starting point for composing scores.
What's New In Dorico Elements 2
Dorico Elements 2 now offers video support, allowing you to import video and compose to picture, displaying markers and timecode in the score. Attach your video into your product and play it back with the dedicated video window. The new tempo automation controls in Play mode allow you to line markers up with beats to find a tempo for the whole cue. The new smart staff management tools make it easy to lay out even the most complex music. You are now able to copy music from one instrument and paste it to another as slashes, change melodic material to slashes, or quickly input slashes with or without stems, and even automatically fill a range of bars with slashes. More updates include quicker ways to create bar repeats, automatic repeat structure playback, and support for 2 conventions of time signatures (one for the scoring stage, other for the concert hall).
Write & Engrave
Inputting music is quick and easy, allowing you to use both your keyboard or mouse, plus keyboard shortcuts. Your MIDI keyboard can also be used for added convenience. Dorico's unique approach to handling and notating rhythms works by storing the way each individual note sounds instead of the notation on the page, giving you the freedom and flexibility to notate every note according to the musical connect, with the program's advanced understanding of musical rules.
Superb Sounds
Realistic sounds are what makes your music truly convincing. Dorico Elements 2 features a range of realistic orchestral sounds for you to use including strings, woodwinds and more. Dorico sports the same world-class audio engine as Cubase and Nuendo, delivering pristine sound quality. Additionally, Dorico Elements 2 supports all VST-3 compatible virtual instruments and effects.
Intuitive Layout With Efficient Windows
Dorico Elements 2 offers a clear, simple and streamlined design that places every major control function at your fingertips. The 5 modes are clearly laid out across the top of the application for easy switching between them. Panels are also collapsible to provide easy access to features. As many windows as you like can be opened onto the same project, meaning you can have one in Write mode for input and editing, and the next in Play mode for tweaking and playback.
  • Best automatic notation and engraving of any software
  • A streamlined version of Dorico Pro 2
  • Video support with markers and timecode
  • Smart staff management makes laying out complex sections easy
  • Unique support for rhythm slashes
  • Automatic repeats playback
  • Support for 2 conventions for time signatures: one for the scoring stage, other for the concert hall
  • Easy note input
  • Clear user interface
  • Intelligently adjusts notation as you write
  • Sequencer-style piano roll MIDI editor
  • DTP page layout
  • Unbarred music, tuplets across barlines, microtonality, all handled correctly
  • Supports VST 3 virtual instruments and effects processors (30 included)
Dorico Pro and Elements both use the Soft-eLicenser, which allows software to be activated on a single computer. Dorico Pro boxed SKUs include a USB-eLicenser. The customer can transfer Dorico Pro license from the Soft-Licenser to the USB-eLicenser, allowing the license to be used on another computer. Dorico Pro download SKUs do not include a USB e-Licenser.

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