New features

New Features in Version 3.5.10

Tempo track import
  • When importing tempo tracks, you can now choose to import into a new flow instead of an existing flow. See Importing tempo tracks.

Figured bass improvements
  • The figured bass popover now accepts and interprets more entries, including double and triple accidentals and the overall and suspension durations of figured bass figures. See Figured bass popover.

Text improvements
Deleting and renaming endpoint configurations
  • There is a new Edit Endpoint Configurations dialog that allows you to rename and delete custom endpoint configurations. It also displays the plug-ins and players contained in each endpoint configuration. See Edit Endpoint Configurations dialog.

Expression map playback options overrides
  • You can now override individual playback options in each expression map independently. See Expression Maps dialog.

Guitar post-bends
  • You can now show post-bends, including microtonal post-bends, on notes belonging to fretted instruments. See Guitar post-bends.

New Features in Version 3.5.0


Properties panel control
  • New options have been added to the top of the Properties panel, allowing you to search and filter properties, making it easier to find properties for items with many possible groups. See Properties panel (Write mode).

  • You can now change the property scope for local properties, allowing you to specify in advance that you want subsequent changes to affect all layouts and frame chains. See Changing the property scope.

Pitch before duration note input
Manual staff visibility
Blank staves
  • You can now automatically fill pages after the final flow in layouts with blank staves, including filling the width of the final system with blank staves when the final system is not fully horizontally justified. This is a convention used by some copyists when preparing parts for recording sessions. See Hiding/Showing blank staves after final flows.

Expression map improvements
  • A number of new options have been added to the Expression Maps dialog, allowing you to create new and edit existing expression maps more easily and with better results in playback. See Expression Maps dialog.

Used chord diagrams grids
  • You can now automatically show a grid above the start of each flow that contains all chord diagrams used in the flow, including different voicings of the same chord. See Hiding/Showing used chord diagrams grids.

Figured bass
  • Dorico Elements now offers comprehensive support for figured bass, including allowing you to input figures using numbers or chord symbols, from which Dorico Elements calculates the figures required. See Figured bass.

Guitar techniques
  • Guitar bends, releases, and vibrato bar dives and returns with bend intervals of up to a whole step (tone) are now reflected in playback as smooth adjustments in pitch. See Guitar bends.

  • Dorico Elements now supports a variety of techniques typically found in music for guitars, such as microtonal post-bends in Blues music and vibrato bar dives and scoops. These techniques can be shown on both notation staves and tablature. See Guitar techniques.

More New Features

Workspace customization
  • You can now change the page color according to the layout type, such as having a different color for pages in part layouts than in full score layouts. See Changing the page color.

XML import/export improvements
  • Text playing techniques, such as pizz. and arco, are now included when importing MusicXML files. Additionally, Dorico Elements now identifies text-based objects, such as tempo marks, more reliably. See Importing MusicXML files.

  • Non-default noteheads, absolute and gradual tempo marks, a wider range of time signatures, percussion instruments and kits, and more dynamics than previously, including messa di voce hairpins with specific line styles, are all now included when exporting projects to MusicXML. See Exporting MusicXML files.

Instant print preview
Hiding text objects
  • You can now hide individual text objects, either in the current layout and frame chain only or in all layouts and frame chains. This allows you, for example, to show text objects in part layouts without showing them in the full score as well. See Hiding/Showing text objects.

Slur improvements
Clef transposition
  • You can now change the octave transposition of individual clefs, for example, to accommodate different horn and bass clarinet transposition conventions. See Changing the octave of clefs.

Last but Not Least

Value field calculations
Custom tunings for chord diagrams
  • Any custom fretted instrument tunings in your project are now available when showing chord diagrams above staves and in used chord diagrams grids. See Hiding/Showing chord diagrams.

Breath mark vertical position
  • You can now change whether or not to move breath marks vertically according to the pitches of adjacent notes, such as positioning breath marks higher above the staff when they are between high notes so they are easier to see. See Positions of holds and pauses.

Jazz articulation playback
  • Jazz articulations now play back, provided your sound library includes the corresponding samples. See Jazz articulations.

Rehearsal marks below bottom staff