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Streamlined version of advanced music notation software.

Steinberg Dorico Elements 3 is state-of-the-art software that helps you write music notation, automatically producing results of exceptional realism. Like Dorico Pro 3, Steinberg’s streamlined Dorico Elements 3 has all of the basic tools for you need to write great-looking and great-sounding music for ensembles, but removes the tools only needed by professionals. Dorico 3 introduces powerful features for guitar and harp, advanced playback controls and more, wrapped in an elegantly simple user interface. Steinberg Dorico Elements 3 is the ideal first step into the world of Dorico.

What’s New in Dorico 3

  • Dorico Elements 3 has enhanced support for guitar and other fretted instruments—including options to show music as staff notation, guitar tab or both. Common techniques, such as slides, bends, hammer-ons, pull-offs and harmonics, are all supported.
  • Dorico Elements 3 makes it easier to work with third-party sound libraries and virtual instruments with the introduction of custom playback templates.
  • Soundiron’s acclaimed choir library, Olympus Choir Micro, is included with Dorico Elements 3. This provides realistic mixed voice choir sounds two-syllable “ooh” and “ah”.


Composing, arranging or just writing and printing music is made faster and more efficient with Dorico music notation software. Thanks to its intelligent design, it automatically adjusts notation as you write. With nearly 1,500 sounds included, arrangements can be played back with breathtaking realism. With no workarounds needed for advanced notation, Dorico Elements 3 produces excellent results much quicker than ever before.


With its simple user interface, students and those less experienced in scoring can compose and arrange in Dorico Elements 3. This makes learning the language of music notation faster and more intuitive. Editing and making changes—such as instrument, time signature or key—are straightforward, with the notation instantly and correctly adapting. For teachers, producing materials and handouts that mix music and text is easy. It’s never been quicker to adapt arrangements for your band, orchestra or other school ensemble.


Steinberg Dorico 3 is the perfect tool for music engraving, publishing and copying. It automatically lays out pages with advanced algorithms that handle almost any musical context with ease. Music made with Dorico 3 has the look of the finest traditionally engraved music.

MPN: 1176-214
  • Flexible note input and editing: Seamlessly insert music, change rhythms and durations, and Dorico will ensure the music is always notated clearly and correctly
  • Simple, streamlined user interface that fits comfortably on a single display, with fast keyboard access to every feature
  • Superior support for modern techniques of composition — including open meter, complex tuplets, microtonality and more besides
  • Direct manipulation of MIDI data—including continuous controllers, keyswitches and VST Expression—using the provided HALion Symphonic Orchestra library or any VST 3-compatible virtual instrument

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  • Operating systems (Windows): Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Operating systems (Mac): macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra, macOS Mojave, macOS Catalina
  • CPU minimum : 64-bit Intel or AMD multi-core
  • CPU recommended: Intel i5 or faster
  • RAM minimum: 4 GB
  • RAM recommended: 8 GB
  • Hard disk free space: 6 GB
  • OS compatible audio hardware: ASIO compatible audio hardware recommended for low-latency performance
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    • This software does not support 32-bit plug-ins
    • Internet connection for installer download, license activation, account sign up and product registration installer download, license activation, account sign up and product registration

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