MIDI Export - articulation dynamics and durations

• Jul 17, 2023 - 10:44

I have noticed that, for MIDI export, Musescore 3.6.x respects articulation dynamics and duration more than Musescore 4.1 does.

I have attached an example of the same score being exported to MIDI from 3.6.2 and 4.1 respectively.

Musescore 4.1 doesn't affect the velocity of the note apart from the initial dynamic, while Musescore 3.6.2 tries to calculate the velocity change for the assigned articulations.
The same can also be observed for some durations, with 3.6.2 respecting the tenuto articulation, while 4.1 ignores it for the export. Both versions seem to get confused on some articulation combinations, like the Accent-staccato (3.6.2 ignores the staccato, 4.1 ignores the accent, but that happens for every accent).

Is this done on purpose and I am missing something, or did the developers miss that?


Six hours. No reply. I'm not surprised. You're probably WAY over their head.
My report is simpler and in a "related family", but I don't expect a reply either.

Check out my report entitled: "8 months later and still: Unacceptable and BASIC sound ISSUES".

It includes a .PNG and a link to an .MP3 on my Google Drive.

What can they can say, except continue to make excuses and obfuscate.
MS4 was horrifically premature. It should still be in Beta.
And they KNOW it.
But the pig is out of the barn.
And you can't put lipstick on a running pig.
Not that it would matter.

Hi, I think I'm running into the same issue. I used to export MIDI maintaining some of the properties (like a shorter duration in a staccato), in the new version it ignores the articulation and exports the note on its original duration. Please let me know if there's a way to export like in the previous versions. Thank you so much!

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