Crescendos and Decrescendos?

• Oct 25, 2013 - 02:07

I have discovered that, when I add a hairpin, it doesn't play the crescendo/decrescendo? Could I possibly be doing something wrong, or has this feature not been added? In the event that this feature has not been implemented, I must request that it be added ASAP, as the piece I'm writing simply requires it.


Keep in mind the main purpose of MuseScore is *notation*, with playback a distant second in importance. So while the ability to *notate* crescendo might be absolutely necessary, that is of course already possible. The ability to have it playback would be merely a convenience.

That said, there is a plugin (see menu at right of this page) that can make crescendos playback if you have entered all appropriate dynamics and you run the plugin individually on each crescendo. Also, when 2.0 comes out, this will happen automatically. No official word on when that will be, but probably a few months is my guess. But due to limitations in how playback works, it still won't be possible to, for example, have a single note crescendo. That's true of the plugin too.

If your main goal is playback as opposed to notation, you will be better off exporting MIDI from MuseScore and massaging the output in a program that specializes in playback.

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