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Provide ability to assign hotkeys to the score editor note values, such as Notion's or Sibelius' control scheme

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asked Jul 28 in Score Editor by nickharbourne (190 points)
edited Jul 28 by nickharbourne
Hello.

I'm a composer who's been looking forward to integrated scoring within Studio One for years now. While I embrace its inclusion in V5, I must say it's disappointing to see the control scheme turn out so basic.

I've used Sibelius for over 10 years now, and therefore have become very used to its control scheme. Now, I'm happy to relearn hotkeys, that's not the issue, but simply not offering the ability to change note values using hotkeys is pretty silly. Using the keypad to change between note length values, add performance markings, slurs, etc. is a very sensible, time saving solution to scoring. It's worth mentioning that Sibelius and their ilk has had this functionality for longer than Studio One has existed.

To wait so long for what is a crucial feature for composers, especially when scoring to picture, and to have it be so rudimentary and bare bones is a big disappointment.

tl;dr please let me assign hotkeys to note inputs while scoring, similar control schemes used in other scoring software, such as Sibelius or Notion itself.

Cheers

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answered Jul 31 by jazzundso (42,840 points)
 
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answered Jul 28 by ray19335 (2,470 points)
I agree that shortcuts are needed for quick changes between note values. The feature is related to the Notion software and its implementation. In Notion, when drawing in 8th notes, for example, holding the Shift key adds an 8th rest. So why does the Studio One version need a different interface action for this simple common edit? You should not need to use the mouse and select the rest icon in the toolbar over and over while editing.
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