Dorico in the news: reviews, interviews, articles, podcasts (updated 3 June 20)

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Re: Dorico in the news: reviews, interviews, articles, podcasts

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:52 pm

A quick round-up of recent articles, awards, videos and podcasts coinciding with last week’s NAMM Show in Anaheim, California:

Scoring Notes: NAMM 2018: A Dorico conversation with Daniel Spreadbury and John Barron, with audio
https://www.scoringnotes.com/news/namm- ... ron-audio/

Scoring Notes: Daniel Spreadbury presents Dorico at the American Film Institute, Hollywood (23 January 2018)
https://www.scoringnotes.com/news/namm- ... institute/

Sound on Sound Awards 2018: Dorico is Highly Commended (February 2018 issue)
https://www.soundonsound.com/music-busi ... -commended

Game Audio Hour #163: Daniel Spreadbury and Dorico (22 January 2018)
http://www.gameaudiohour.com/2018/01/22 ... -hour-163/

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Re: Dorico in the news: reviews, interviews, articles, podcasts (updated 21 Feb 18)

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:47 pm

Scoring Notes has another of its in-depth looks at the new Dorico 1.2.10 release, here:

Scoring Notes: Dorico 1.2.10 update brings program-wide improvements (21 February 2018)
https://www.scoringnotes.com/reviews/do ... rovements/

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Re: Dorico in the news: reviews, interviews, articles, podcasts (updated 26 Feb 18)

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:32 pm

Reviewer Alex Plötz in part 3 of Scoring Notes’s exhaustive review of Dorico 1.2, this part dedicated to percussion:
Dorico’s implementation of percussion notation is truly head-and-shoulders above all previous attempts by other software... Once you have worked with Dorico’s percussion for a while you will not be able to return to other programs without suddenly being keenly aware of what they have been missing in that area.
Scoring Notes: Dorico 1.2 review part 3: Percussion (26 February 2018)
https://www.scoringnotes.com/reviews/do ... ercussion/

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Re: Dorico in the news: reviews, interviews, articles, podcasts (updated 30 May 18)

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Wed May 30, 2018 2:52 pm

Philip Rothman of Scoring Notes has assembled an all-star panel of reviewers to weigh in on Dorico Pro 2.
Dorico is the clear trailblazer these days, and its appeal to the next generation should not be underestimated, especially with the entry of the Dorico Elements product.
Scoring Notes: Dorico Pro 2 review: Major update surprises, exceeds expectations; lower-cost “Elements” introduced (30 May 2018)
https://www.scoringnotes.com/reviews/do ... -2-review/

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Re: Dorico in the news: reviews, interviews, articles, podcasts (updated 30 May 18)

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:04 am

Mark Sealey has reviewed Dorico Pro 2 for MyMac.com, scoring it a perfect 10/10:
The claim that Dorico represents the future of music notation is not exaggerated. Yet – given Dorico Pro 2’s comprehensive functionality, flexibility, elegance, and stability – that “future” is really already here... Dorico Pro 2 now looks set to sweep all before it.
Dorico Pro 2 – Review (25 June 2018)
http://www.mymac.com/2018/06/dorico-pro-2-review/

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Re: Dorico in the news: reviews, interviews, articles, podcasts (updated 1 Jul 18)

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:21 pm

Mark Nowakowski has given a very positive review of Dorico Pro 2 in Communities Digital News:
Dorico Pro 2 now leads the field... the most significant move forward in notation software since Sibelius first entered the market.
Dorico 2: New version of music notation software answers user requests (1 July 2018)
https://www.commdiginews.com/entertainm ... ew-104029/

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Re: Dorico in the news: reviews, interviews, articles, podcasts (updated 1 Jul 18)

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:55 am

A review by Dan Kreider of Grace Music, the online arm of the Grace Immanuel Bible Church, who has been a Finale user for 20 years and recently switched to Dorico:
Dorico has exceeded my expectations in every way, and it’s already changing the way I write and arrange… The bottom line is that Dorico is just worlds better than Finale.
Grace Music: A Dorico Review (25 July 2018)
https://gracemusic.us/2018/07/a-dorico-review/

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Re: Dorico in the news: reviews, interviews, articles, podcasts (updated 6 Aug 18)

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:10 pm

I was recently a guest on Australian educator Katie Wardrobe's podcast, Music Tech Teacher. We discussed a number of Dorico's unique features, and how it can be an invaluable tool for music educators. Give it a listen!

Music Tech Teacher podcast, episode 62 (5 August 2016)
https://midnightmusic.com.au/2018/08/mt ... preadbury/

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Re: Dorico in the news: reviews, interviews, articles, podcasts (updated 16 Aug 18)

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:23 pm

Another in-depth review of the new features and improvements in Dorico 2.1 from Philip Rothman and team over at Scoring Notes:
Of the three major scoring products, Dorico is the leader in innovation. It easily feels the most modern of any of the programs and with each update the program both introduces unique features and checks off the list those items where it hadn’t achieved parity with its competitors. It’s not yet an empty list, but it is an ever-dwindling one.
Scoring Notes: Dorico 2.1 released — large update boasts many new features and fixes
https://www.scoringnotes.com/reviews/do ... -released/

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Re: Dorico in the news: reviews, interviews, articles, podcasts (updated 28 Nov 18)

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:07 pm

Philip Rothman and team have published an in-depth review of the new Dorico 2.2 update today:
Dorico 2.2 is the best update yet to the software. It makes you wonder if the team ever takes a break... From the jazz articulations and repeats, to trills, note input, advanced editors and so much more, it’s a feast of features and improvements that make Dorico ever-more appealing — continuing to propel it forward and, Steinberg surely hopes, into the hands of many more customers this holiday season and into 2019.
Scoring Notes: Dorico 2.2 is the best update yet
https://www.scoringnotes.com/reviews/dorico-2-2/

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Re: Dorico in the news: reviews, interviews, articles, podcasts (updated 28 Nov 18)

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:16 pm

Dr George Hess has written a review both of Dorico 2.2 and Groove Agent 4 for School Band & Orchestra magazine, focusing on the improvements in both applications for jazz musicians:
Each new feature is implemented exceptionally well. What has become clear is that Dorico is combining both power and ease of use into one program. It’s also clear that Steinberg is committed to supporting the program. As a jazz composer/arranger, I appreciate both the attention to my needs and how well they have implemented them.
School Band & Orchestra Magazine: Steinberg Does Jazz (10 January 2019)
http://sbomagazine.com/technology/6414- ... -jazz.html

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Re: Dorico in the news: reviews, interviews, articles, podcasts (updated 28 Nov 18)

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:29 pm

Guitarist and composer Matthew Wang reviews Dorico Pro 2 for Sonic Scoop:
I truly believe Steinberg’s Dorico 2 may be the best standalone notation software available, especially in terms of overall efficiency and ease of use. I highly encourage you to check it out—you won’t be disappointed.
Sonic Scoop: Dorico 2 Review (15 January 2019)
https://sonicscoop.com/2019/01/15/new-s ... steinberg/

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Re: Dorico in the news: reviews, interviews, articles, podcasts (updated 7 Feb 19)

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:01 pm

Florian Kretlow and Philip Rothman review Dorico 2.2.10 for Scoring Notes:
The update introduces improvements across all areas of the program and addresses a number of bug fixes as well, making it a solid iteration of the program and a worthwhile update to the massive 2.2 release from November.
Scoring Notes: Dorico 2.2.10 released with improvements and bug fixes (5 February 2019)
https://www.scoringnotes.com/reviews/dorico-2-2-10/

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Re: Dorico in the news: reviews, interviews, articles, podcasts (updated 7 Feb 19)

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:02 pm

Toby Deller speaks to composers about their experiences of Dorico notation software in January 2019's issue of Music Teacher.
It just feels intuitive. When I’m working within it, things happen as I expect them to happen: if I delete something, things don’t happen around that edit that I’m not expecting. – Mark Bowler
Classical Music: What's the score? (7 February 2019)
https://www.rhinegold.co.uk/classical_m ... the-score/

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Re: Dorico in the news: reviews, interviews, articles, podcasts (updated 18 Feb 19)

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:29 am

An interview with yours truly conducted by Rachel Shapey, the creator of I Can Compose, a web site with useful resources for young composers working on GCSE and A Level exams in the UK.

I Can Compose: Interview with Daniel Spreadbury (18 February 2019)
https://www.icancompose.com/interview-w ... preadbury/

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Re: Dorico in the news: reviews, interviews, articles, podcasts (updated 26 Apr 19)

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:44 am

At the end of January I was fortunate enough to meet Hollywood composer Alan Silvestri while he was recording the music for "Avengers: Endgame", which was composed in Cubase and Dorico. Read my recap of the experience, and watch an in-depth interview with Alan about his compositional process:

Endgame Changer: Alan Silvestri on using Cubase and Dorico to score “Avengers: Endgame” (26 April 2019)
https://www.steinberg.net/en/community/ ... anger.html

Interview, part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrDqGEQux7g
Interview, part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAN-ROVLZzQ

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Re: Dorico in the news: reviews, interviews, articles, podcasts (updated 5 Sept 19)

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:09 am

As usual, Philip Rothman and team are first on the scene with an in-depth review of all of the new features in Dorico 3 at Scoring Notes:

Scoring Notes: Dorico Pro 3 changes the game with automatic condensing (5 September 2019)
https://www.scoringnotes.com/reviews/do ... the-score/
The most innovative advancements in desktop music notation software today are coming from the Steinberg scoring team. This much is abundantly clear. It’s not just the ever-growing list of features that sets Dorico apart, but it’s the quality of those features and the care with which they are developed.

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Re: Dorico in the news: reviews, interviews, articles, podcasts (updated 5 Sept 19)

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:12 am

Philip and team have also written the first of a series of in-depth reviews of specific features:

Scoring Notes: Dorico 3 feature: Condensing (5 September 2019)
https://www.scoringnotes.com/reviews/do ... ondensing/
Automatic condensing of vocal staves promises to be game-changing for large choral works (including musical theater), as it will be possible to maintain a full score, vocal score, and the instrumental parts all in the same Dorico project, with all layouts kept automatically up to date and in sync with each other. It is hard to overstate what a revolution this will be for music preparers.

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Re: Dorico in the news: reviews, interviews, articles, podcasts (updated 8 Sept 19)

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:29 pm

Dr. Dave Walker, on his jazz guitar-focused blog:

Dr. Dave on Music: Dorico 3 released (5 September 2019)
https://drdavewalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ... -released/
Dorico 3 has just been released and it is [a] dream come true for... guitarists... This is the Dorico we have been waiting for!

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Re: Dorico in the news: reviews, interviews, articles, podcasts (updated 10 Sept 19)

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:12 pm

The next article in the series of detailed reviews of Dorico 3 features from Scoring Notes comes from Leo Nicholson (our very own pianoleo) as he takes in the improvements to lyric editing:

Scoring Notes: Dorico 3 feature: lyric improvements
https://www.scoringnotes.com/reviews/do ... rovements/
Three significant improvements to lyrics have been made in Dorico 3 (and boy, do they speed things up)!

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Re: Dorico in the news: reviews, interviews, articles, podcasts (updated 13 Sept 19)

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:58 pm

Another review in Scoring Notes's series of reviews of specific Dorico 3 features arrives, with Claude Lapalme taking a close look at smart harp pedaling:

Scoring Notes: Dorico 3 feature: harp pedaling (13 September 2019)
https://www.scoringnotes.com/reviews/do ... -pedaling/
In short, the harp tool is top-notch. There is nothing comparable to Dorico for sheer elegance and usefulness when it comes to dealing with the thorny issue of harp pedals.

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Re: Dorico in the news: reviews, interviews, articles, podcasts (updated 16 Sept 19)

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:05 am

Dr. Dave Walker returns with an in-depth look at the guitar-focused features in Dorico 3:

Dr. Dave on Music: Guitar in Dorico 3 (12 September 2019)
https://drdavewalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ... -dorico-3/
The great minds who have created such depth and detail in so many areas of music notation have turned their skills to the guitar and what an amazing result we have. Dorico 3 IS the program I have been waiting for since I started to write out guitar music.

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Re: Dorico in the news: reviews, interviews, articles, podcasts (updated 7 Oct 19)

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:00 am

Mark Sealey has provided a typically in-depth review of Dorico 3 for MyMac.com:

MyMac: Dorico Pro 3 – Review (6 October 2019)
http://www.mymac.com/2019/10/dorico-pro-3-review/
Dorico 3 now leads the pack... Dorico 3 retains an unmistakable sense that you are working with a piece of software which has been planned holistically. It’s not a collection of tools. It’s an all-in world in which composers, arrangers and performers come almost to “live”.

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Re: Dorico in the news: reviews, interviews, articles, podcasts (updated 7 Oct 19)

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:28 pm

I returned as a guest on the Nikhil Hogan Show podcast this week, talking about Dorico 3.

The Nikhil Hogan Show: Episode 76: Daniel Spreadbury
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N3W4B9ONp8

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Re: Dorico in the news: reviews, interviews, articles, podcasts (updated 25 Oct 19)

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:59 pm

Reviewer Matt Vanacoro takes Dorico 3 for a spin.

Ask Audio: Review: Steinberg Dorico 3 (22 October 2019)
https://ask.audio/articles/review-steinberg-dorico-3
Insanely fast and responsive. Easy to navigate and use, condensing tool is a game changer, guitar tools are most welcome, playback templates allow for external instrument use with ease

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