allow custom articulations
There are a few problems with playback on the articulation markings now, for example:
1. staccato markings are much too short
2. stacatissimo markings don't play
3. marcato accents are too loud
et cetera, et cetera.
A good solution for all these problems, and one that would be adjustable to different styles and moods of music would be a menu that allows custom articulation definitions for tenutos/legatos, marcatos, staccatos, etc. throughout a piece.
I would imagine two sliders: the first, "length," would be expressed as a percentage of marked value. It would be defaulted at ~85% for normal notes, 60% for staccato, 95% for legato, etc.
The second, "volume" would be expressed as a percentage of the current dynamic level (ranging from about 50% to 200%). An accent mark should not have an absolute volume; it should be determined by context. Obviously an accent in pp is sounded differently from one in fff.
The Best commented
87 votes, and it still isn't accepted! I keep on having to do this to every single time for every single song! Plus, having to do that for some voices, not all, because some voices (instruments) have long enough notes,but not the piano.
Man, I wish I could give this a thousand votes! Every song I do is supposed to be sustained, and I don't want to have to do this for every one. Hope this gets considered!
This also happens to me! I wish they would get this fixed!
I total agree!
I've also used slurs, but that is way too much on the paper at one time
When I play a song with nothing added to it, it sounds very choppy, and nothing is sustained to it's right value. I have to add tenuto articulations on every note to make it sound decent. I would like to not have to do that for every song, because it fills up the whole page with lines. Please fix!
Sometimes staccato is too short, or sometimes to obtain more legato effect it could be profitable to have notes up to 105% of their front lenght. It would be great if each note duration percentage could be set indipendently. Thanks