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The Portfolio Composer

Jun 30, 2016

Daniel Spreadbury is the Product Marketing Manager for Steinberg's in-developing professional scoring application, Dorico. Before joining Steinberg, Daniel and many members of the Dorico team worked for many years on the Sibelius music notation software. Prior to that, Daniel studied music at Oxford University, and, outside of his work on Dorico, keeps his musical hand in both as a choral tenor and a choir director.

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Steinberg's Product Marketing Manager for Dorico, Daniel Spreadbury, discusses how Dorico will meet the needs of composers, arrangers, engravers, and music publishers in the 21st Century.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Why Dorico?
  • User interface
  • Self-publishing
  • Front material
  • Multi-movement works
  • Staff sizes
  • Five modes:
    • Set-up mode
    • Write mode
    • Engrave mode
    • Play mode
    • Print mode
  • Writing ametrical music
  • Polymeters
  • Native file formats and importing Sibelius and Finale files
  • Versions & pricing structure
  • Color schemes
  • The name


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