Concert Pitch Error

• Aug 4, 2013 - 03:42
Reported version
S4 - Minor
needs info

I went to click on the "Concert Pitch" button on the top left of the user interface to check instruments pitches' against one another. I do so, and click on "Concert Pitch" again and have some of the keys change for the instruments. The non-concert instruments seem to be facing this issue.

For example, I have two French Horns in the Key of A-flat that when I get out of concert pitch, are in two distinctly different keys I did not designate (G# and Db). When I click on Concert Pitch and go back out again, the two instruments (as well as all the other non-concert instruments) are in different keys than before. They do not go back to the original key. It only occurs when the "Concert Pitch" button is turned on then off.

I then removed the notes and most of the bars in the song (there were only 6 bars total), manually reset the key, and now the problem does not exist. Only in the larger version does it happen. You can do so to see on the file I've attached, Defying Gravity.

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I find the same problem on the piece attached, although I never have before. I notice that Leemleem123 mentions that the piece s/he is having trouble with contains a key change - so does mine, which none of my previous pieces have done. It would make sense that this is the source of the problem.

My experience matches exactly what is described in the original report - that it only happens for non-concert-pitch instruments, and happens when you turn concert pitch on and off. In addition, it happens when creating parts for those instruments.

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I don't think this is related or duplicate of #22687: Concert Pitch switching does not preserve key spelling if the transposition crosses between sharp and flat keys, which only simply produces enharmonically identical but differently spelled keysigns when toggling concert pitch. It sounds like the OP issue is about getting different non-enharmonic keysigs, though, and although may have been present in 1.3, but I can't determine if is currently present without full reproduction steps.

However #6 score "Loch Lomdon" I am not seeing any issue with the key signatures, even when I toggle ConcertPitch, so I'm not sure whether there is an issue there unless I'm missing something...

I'm currently looking into #22687: Concert Pitch switching does not preserve key spelling if the transposition crosses between sharp and flat keys, so am only posting here to determine if there is any relation, but I don't think there is.