Importing MIDI

You can import MIDI files into existing Dorico Pro projects, as either separate flows or into existing flows; for example, to work on a different version of a section of a piece.


  1. Choose File > Import > MIDI to open the File Explorer/macOS Finder.
  2. Locate and select the MIDI files you want to import.
  3. Click Open to open the MIDI Import Options dialog for the first selected MIDI file.
  4. Change the settings as required.

    For example, you can change the playing techniques of tracks, assign tracks to specific players, and customize quantization options.

  5. Click OK to close the MIDI Import Options dialog and import the first selected MIDI file.
  6. Optional: If you selected multiple MIDI files, repeat steps 4 to 5 for each file. The MIDI Import Options dialog reopens automatically for each file.


The selected MIDI files are imported into the project according to your settings. Dorico Pro uses an algorithm on imported MIDI notes to produce the correct enharmonic spelling.

If the MIDI files contained markers, they are also imported. If they have SMPTE offset values defined, Dorico Pro uses them to set the timecode position for the start of the flow.


You can also open MIDI files directly if you want them to be separate projects, rather than new flows in existing projects.