Episode 40 – Daniel Spreadbury on Steinberg’s new scoring software “Dorico”

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“It really matters to me that the people who use our products–the tools we make–get the best experience they can.”

Daniel Spreadbury, Product Marketing Manager, Steinberg

Today I speak with Daniel Spreadbury, who is the Product Marketing Manager for Steinberg’s new scoring program, Dorico. Daniel and his team have set out to develop a new “gold standard” for music scoring applications, and we discuss some of its features, the philosophy behind the product, pricing and upgrade eligibility, and the story behind its interesting name.


About Dorico

Dorico is the next-generation scoring application from Steinberg, with a whole new way of working with music notation. Built from the ground up by musicians for musicians, Dorico is like having an intelligent assistant by your side. Dorico’s output is the equal of the finest music engraving, and brings music to life through Steinberg’s award-winning audio engine. (Credit.)


Episode Overview

  • What’s your role at Steinberg like?
  • How does being a musician helps
  • What’s the meaning behind the name “Dorico”
  • Who is Dorico’s target market?
  • Will Dorico be available on iPad or Surface?
  • Much more

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Discussion Transcript

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About Daniel Spreadbury

Daniel Spreadbury is the Product Marketing Manager for Dorico, the new music notation and composition application from Steinberg. Daniel and the rest of the London-based Dorico team have been working on the application for four years, and the first version was released on October 19. Along with many of his colleagues, Daniel has been working on scoring software for nearly 20 years, having joined Sibelius Software after completing his degree studies in music at Oxford University. Outside of work, Daniel is an experienced choir director and singer.

About Steinberg

steinbergSteinberg has been providing award-winning, technologically advanced music and media production products for musicians and producers of music, video and film since 1984. Today, Steinberg is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of music and audio software and hardware, with more than two million users worldwide. Steinberg also provides business customers with license-management and copy-protection systems. The Steinberg range of products has long since found world renown in all aspects of modern digital audio processing, and form the backbone of facilities specializing in music composition and production, mastering, restoration, broadcast, sound design, audio post for the film industry among many others. (Credit)



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