stavro wrote:Encore is a score-writing program, but itâ€™s important not to forget that another major user base is those who utilise the MIDI capabilities for composing. I compose a lot with Encore, and it really is one of the best tools there is.
I've tried many notation applications and I too like Encore best. Even the products of the prime competitors seem arcane and stodgy.
stavro wrote: Iâ€™m all for anything that improves MIDI capability.
I think we're all interested in expanded MIDI capability in Encore, I certainly am ... but as pb cautions, Encore's main purpose to produce notation.
Nevertheless, creating and editing notation is much more pleasant when it's based on a well-honed, well-editied MIDI foundation, thus the need for stronger 'sequencing' tools. Directly alongside this need, there exist plenty of purely notational concerns in Encore that need attention. Of course, since there are limited development resources, striking a balance means compromise, sacrifice and doing what's best for Encore â€” which means satisfying the most customers. Therefore we should continue to express our preferences.
Personally I think Encore has incredible tool with wide ranging potential, and it is right around the bend from becoming much more than a notation application.
stavro wrote:... I like the idea of changing durationâ€™s without affecting the score.
... that functionality of course already exists with Change Durations. Perhaps you meant 'changing face value without changing durations' ... which is what this thread is about.
... it does seem that [changing face value only is] already possible using the aforementioned keyboard shortcuts. Just tried it in 4.5 as well, and it works.
Thanks to Doug for that tip.
Indeed! Hats off to Doug.