MIDI recording

MIDI recording is a way of inputting notes into Dorico Pro by playing them in real time on a MIDI device. This can be particularly useful if, for example, you prefer to improvise your music rather than plan pitches and note durations in advance.

In Dorico Pro, you can record MIDI notes using any MIDI device. However, you must connect the device to your computer before starting Dorico Pro.

Outside of note input, Dorico Pro uses the instrument sounds of your most recent selection for the notes you play on your MIDI device. In Play mode, this is the most recent track header you clicked, while in Write mode, this is the last instrument staff on which you started note input or into which you recorded MIDI. During note input, Dorico Pro always uses the instrument sounds of the instrument into which you are recording notes.

As you play notes on your MIDI device, Dorico Pro uses an algorithm to produce the correct enharmonic spelling for those notes.