Creating expressive MIDI performances
Been using musescore for a few days and I'm really amazed by the quality of the software. Hats off to the team.
But the problem is I started this particular project with the goal of producing a highly tweaked MIDI file that sounds just like a live performance. In other words, to make this https://e.issuu.com/embed.html?identifier=c8v6se1wfpbp&embedType=script… sound like this https://open.spotify.com/track/5HxMisNV5qiXl0t7ORgQQP. As usual, there's a lot more going than what you see in the score.
In musescore, it seems there is not much ability to dial in performance contours, i.e. tuning a crescendo by tweaking nodes on a bezier curve. I know musescore's primary concern is notation, not synthesis. Any workflow tips with MIDI performance in mind? Any crucial features I should check out? Do folks end up doing these tweaks in other software? I realize it's maybe not a very common objective.
I'm a transcription novice in general, this is perhaps more of a question about MIDI transcription philosophy. It would be nice to arrive at a performance-quality MIDI by building up from raw notation and tweaking from there, but maybe it's simply not done that way.