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Link Score to the Piano-Roll = (Hairpin, KeySwitch, etc)

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asked Jul 8, 2020 in Score Editor by scoredfilms (6,810 points)
edited Jul 11, 2020 by scoredfilms


The notation is utterly brilliant, but please tie 2 things together.

  • If I add a hairpin, a crescendo should be drawn on the modulation lane in the piano roll.
  • If I mark staccato in the score, that should tie to a keyswitch in the piano roll (more info in pic).

The PreSonus store could have full-notation pre-mapped sample libraries with these added!


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answered Jul 10, 2020 by AlexTinsley (924,570 points)
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answered Nov 4, 2020 by fransaartsen (530 points)
I agree that this type of functionality should exist, but one important note is that it should be optional - especially the hairpins > CC automation!
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answered Nov 5, 2020 by scoredfilms (6,810 points)
edited Jan 16, 2021 by scoredfilms

fransaartsen, fair, but Dorico  is over complicated for that reason. On VI-Control (forum) you'll find lots of people complaining about this exact thing Just search for Play Tab complaints. I have a good 3rd option...


1 - IF there is no user-drawn/recorded CC data in the event THEN the Hairpin should populate the CC.

2 - Add a setting or toggle to disable #1

I first suggested the orange. You suggested a toggle of the orange (which hurt Dorico) but... all 3 colors gives each user type a more automatically right editing process without complicating S1 to use.

A point on the "minimum" feature to do here. I also use StaffPad and if you delete and redraw a hairpin, he rewrites over the CC drawing. Sometimes I find that to be better because if I'm changing the notation, obviously the CC needs a new drawn starting point to match it. StaffPad's workflow is far smoother than Dorico in this case. S1 could do that or not, but at minimum I'd do the 3 color thing. It's less messy and painful to use.