Come and see Dorico in Los Angeles on 17 January

Daniel Spreadbury

Next week, I will be travelling across to California, both to attend the NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center, and to give a demonstration with question and answer session at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, in association with the Society of Composers and Lyricists.

Dorico and Cubase Pro 9 at the American Film Institute

Along with my colleague Greg Ondo, Field Marketing Manager for Steinberg in the US, who will be showing off the amazing new features in the recently-launched Cubase Pro 9, I will be presenting Dorico in the beautiful auditorium of the American Film Institute, from 7pm on Tuesday 17 January, to be followed by a drinks reception (as a result, attendees must be over 21 years of age).

The number of tickets is strictly limited to the capacity of the AFI’s auditorium. Attendance is free if you are a member of the Society of Composers and Lyricists, but because the event is very likely to be a sell-out, a limited number of tickets are available to students and non-members for $20 or $35 respectively. There is even the chance to win a full retail boxed copy of Dorico or a copy of Cubase Pro 9 in a raffle at the event.

If you would like to attend, act quickly to secure your ticket via Eventbrite.

I am really looking forward to meeting members of the professional music community in Los Angeles, and to answer your questions about Dorico in person.

Dorico at The NAMM Show

If you can’t make it to the event at the AFI on Tuesday, I will be in Anaheim for the NAMM Show on Thursday 19, Friday 20, and some of Saturday 21 January. I will be giving a short Dorico presentation at 12pm on each of the first three days of the show, on the main stage in Yamaha’s booth in the Elite ballroom in the Marriott hotel, which adjoins the Anaheim Convention Center.

If you would like to meet up during the show, although I will be in a number of meetings it should be possible to meet up, so please do get in touch if you would like to say hello or would like to discuss anything Dorico-related.

Come and see Dorico in Milan, Italy on 13 January 2017

Daniel Spreadbury

Two weeks into the New Year, a special Dorico event will be held at the La Scala Theatre Academy, or the Accademia Teatro alla Scala, in the heart of Milan, Italy, on Friday 13 January 2017 from 6.30pm.

The evening’s events will include a presentation of Dorico by Steinberg product specialist Franco Fraccastoro. A short concert will be given by the Ensemble Giorgio Bernasconi Accademia Teatro alla Scala, directed by Maestro Marco Angius, and Franco will also be discussing Dorico with Maestro Marco Angius following the performance. There will also be a chance to have your questions about Dorico answered by Franco and other Steinberg staff in attendance (though I will not personally be in Milan, as I am travelling to the US that weekend). Refreshments will be served upon arrival.

If you would like to attend this event, please register for a free ticket via Eventbrite. We look forward to seeing you there!

Dorico 1.0.20 update now available, with new arpeggios and other improvements

Daniel Spreadbury

Following hot on the heels of the version 1.0.10 update, we are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the second Dorico update, taking the application to version 1.0.20. This update is of necessity more limited in scope than the first update, since the team had only a few weeks since the last release to work on it, but it contains a number of significant improvements and quite a few bug fixes.

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Dorico 1.0.10 update released, with over 200 improvements

Daniel Spreadbury

We are pleased to announce the release of Dorico 1.0.10, the first update to our new scoring application. Our team in London and the audio engine team in Hamburg have been working exceptionally hard over the last six weeks to deliver an update focused on improving the overall application performance, fixing bugs, and adding some important new functionality.

If you’ve already bought Dorico, then you can download the update today by going to the download pages on the main Steinberg web site. If you have been waiting for the release of the 30-day trial version in order to test drive Dorico to see if it fits your needs, you only have a few more days to wait: the trial version will be available for download on Wednesday 30 November.

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Come and see Dorico in New York City and Nashville, TN in November

Daniel Spreadbury

I will be travelling to the United States in a couple of weeks and during my visit I will be giving a couple of presentations about Dorico, and you can be there! Places at both events are strictly limited, though, so if you would like to attend, please don’t delay, and register for your preferred event as soon as possible.

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Dorico is available now, first update coming November

Daniel Spreadbury

It has been a whirlwind two weeks since Dorico was launched on Wednesday 19 October, and now that the dust is beginning to settle on the initial release, we can talk about what comes next.

Firstly, I want to thank everybody who has supported Dorico so far. It has been very humbling for me and for the rest of the team to see how many people believe in our vision for the future of scoring software enough to have bought in on day one, and we will work hard to repay your faith in us.

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Come and see Dorico in London and Vienna

Daniel Spreadbury

In two weeks, there will be two special events taking place at which you can get a closer look at Dorico.

On the evening of Tuesday 18 October from 7pm, we will be holding a special event at which I will be giving a public introduction to Dorico at Bush Hall in Shepherd’s Bush, London — and a limited number of free tickets are available if you would like to attend. You can only attend if you have a ticket, so reserve your ticket as soon as possible: the remaining tickets are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Composer Thomas Hewitt Jones

Composer Thomas Hewitt Jones

The event will include a presentation of Dorico itself, given by yours truly, but most excitingly the event will also include the premiere of a short work for string quartet and piano that we have commissioned from Thomas Hewitt Jones, which will be performed by the composer and members of renowned chamber music group Ensemble Perpetuo. Thomas is writing the piece in Dorico, and on the night we will talk a little about how he has found using the software to put it together.

Two days later, on Thursday 20 October from 7pm, a German-language event will be taking place at the Synchron Stage in Vienna, Austria. Although I will be in attendance at the event, you will be pleased to hear that I will not be attempting to give a presentation of the software in German: instead, my colleague Sebastian Mönch will be capably handling those duties in his mother tongue. In Vienna we will be joined by the Radio String Quartet, who will be performing a new work that they are putting together in Dorico. As with the London event, a limited number of free tickets are available, so if you would like to attend, please register now to secure your ticket.

If you can’t make it to London or Vienna, don’t worry: the London event will be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube, and available to watch after the event as well. Make sure you like and follow Steinberg on Facebook and YouTube to receive notifications about the live streams. But if you’re able to make it in person to either event, please do come along.

Development diary, part 15

Daniel Spreadbury

It feels quite strange to say, but this is the final instalment of the Dorico development diary before the first version of the software is released. As October begins, so too does the fourth quarter of the year, and Dorico will be available to buy before the winter solstice. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

As I stand here on the threshold, I find myself reflecting on what we have achieved since the last diary instalment at the end of June, and on what lies ahead.

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Development diary, part 14

Daniel Spreadbury

When we finally announced Dorico’s name last month, and let you know when you will finally be able to use it for yourself, we were inundated with responses on Facebook, Twitter, on the new dedicated Dorico forum on our web site, and by email. Knowing that there are so many musicians out there waiting for Dorico and looking forward to adding it to their toolboxes is great motivation for us as we work hard to ready the application for release.

In the meantime, it’s time for another development update. I know that many of you are waiting for details about playback, and I will share some in (I hope) the next instalment of this diary. Our team in London and our colleagues in Hamburg continue to work very hard on the integration of Cubase’s audio engine with Dorico, but there is still much to be done. In this instalment, then, I’m going to tell you about Dorico’s page layout features, and also talk a little bit about lyrics.

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Meet Dorico, coming in Q4 2016

Daniel Spreadbury

At the Major Orchestra Librarians’ Association conference in Helsinki, Finland this past weekend, I was honoured to be invited to give a presentation on our in-development application, and we chose this event to reveal the name, expected availability date, and provisional pricing information for the project we’ve been working on for the past three and a half years.

So it gives me great pleasure to announce that Steinberg’s new scoring application will be called Dorico, and it will be released in the fourth quarter of 2016. If you’re interested to find out more about the name and how it was chosen, read on.

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