Request for control over metronome behavior in compound meter

• Aug 31, 2017 - 13:56
Reported version
S5 - Suggestion

Two songs both with 6/8 time signature, for the count-in at play starts: 1-145 THE HIGHLAND DANCERS. is doing two beats, while 1-146 PASSING CLOUDS. is doing eight. Possible bugs?


Status (old) needs info by design
Status needs info by design

No, by design. 6/8 is a compound meter and counts in dotted quarters, i.e. 2 per measure.

Status (old) active by design
Status active by design

It's based on tempo. At slower tempos, the metronome ticks each "small" beat in compound meter. At faster tempos, it only does the "big" beats. The cutoff is 60 BPM (quarter note beats, so 90 dotted quarters).

Title count-in beats diff Request for control over metronome behavior in compound meter
Severity S4 - Minor S5 - Suggestion
Status (old) by design active
Status by design active

Turning this into a feature request for user control over this behavior. I could imagine either a simple toggle to override the tempo=based default, or a way to set the tempo at which the changeover occurs.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

It’s essential and wise to have this count-in beats change point, or otherwise it sounds very messy with fast song. And I thinks we need somehow somewhere let users know this feature of the program without referring manual, or user may think there is a bug, as I did.
Other thing to consider is when users play at _ _% of tempo speed, it’s still the same tempo in the score, but speed slows down, then they needs more accurate count-in beats to help. Sorry I made it complex.