How to get rid of triplets once they are created ?

• Jul 15, 2016 - 21:29


I'm wondering how to get rid of triplets once they are created.

For example, I have three eighth notes tied together.
One eighth note, one eighth rest, and another eighth note.

I wnat to get rid of that middle rest, and the tie, leaving me with
two regular eighth be printed out and interpreted by the musician
as swing eighth notes.

I searched around and cannot seem to find how to take the notes of a triplet
and edit them so that I get a non-triplet group of two eighth notes.

I imported midi, a simple melodic line, and there shows up many triplets.
I want to see just straight eighth notes.
Yes can check detect swing, and that helps.
I want to be able to manually edit triplets back to non-triplets though.

Thank you,



In reply to by Isaac Weiss

See I don't want to have to re-enter the notes.
I want to take the existing notes,
remove the 3 thing (the tie?),
and remove the middle rest in the triplet,
leaving the two notes as regular, straight eighth notes.

Is there a way to go from triplet to non triplet
without having to re-enter the notes?



I almost never use midi import, but I believe to remember that there is an option for swing music, so that it's notated in straight rhythm. Perhaps you can look there to solve your problem.

In reply to by KHS

Yes there is that option,

that's what I was referring to when I mentioned
"Yes can check detect swing, and that helps" above.

However, I was hoping that there would be an option to
edit a triplet that has 8th, rest, 8th back to 8th, 8th,
by simply removing the rest, and removing the "3" line.
By so doing, I would not have to re-enter the notes.

Oh well, not a major problem.
Fortunately that detect swing/apply works really well
with swingified midi import.

Thanks for your reply,

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