Playback doesn't honor ties

• Apr 22, 2019 - 16:17

I have basically been putting up with playback not honoring ties for years thinking it just is what it is, but it has started driving me nuts and I figured I should ask all of you if there is some obvious thing I am missing that allows playback to honor ties? I write music with a lot of syncopation and the playback plays every. single. note. even if it has a tie. The resulting playback is a cacophonous mess. Any suggestions?


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I've occasionally and unpredictably experienced this, but only occasionally. In my case, saving the file and opening it again makes the ties play correctly.

Ties play back ever since. Slurs don't though (except for a very subtle effect on some instruments)
If you have a score where ties don't play back, share it here, so we can check

If you click one of these "ties" that don't work, the status bar should call it a "slur". If this is the case, delete the slur and press + to add a tie.

And for the record, this has been true for years - ties are ties, slurs are slurs, and ties play back fine. Slurs are on the Lines palette, ties on the toolbar.

Thanks everybody! You learn something new every day. How awful to be using this software for so long and just now realizing my mistake. I was just opening the lines palette and adding a line from there without realizing I was using a slur instead of using the shift + for a tie. Duly noted, thanks again.

In reply to by DanielR

I have seen many posted scores flawed in the same way. Slurs actually look different from ties, but if you don't know that that's your problem, or that you even have a problem, that's not of any help. It is highly lamentable that well-designed human interfaces seem to have relegated the reading of instructions to the same historical wastebasket as penmanship and Attic Greek; there is no longer any way to advise users and potential users (of anything) about anything.

In reply to by BSG

Actually, I can testify from personal experience that documentation for end users of computerized applications has been almost universally of a moronically inadequate quality since the days when everyone had to sit at a terminal connected to a mainframe.

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