Two nagging usability issues and a wish
HI Musescore folks,
These are not real bugs, I guess, but two obstacles to my personal workflow that I would like to put to discussion here:
- When I change the Instrument via "Staff properties ... > Change instrument ..." there is a complete reset involved of all mixer settings, volume, pan, and even the harmony channel (I use chord and chord playback quite often) ist reset, switching back to piano sound.
What I would expect to happen is that when I change the instument, I just change the instrument. Maybe that's too naive of me, it's not possible, because there are several aspects including clefs and what not. But what about mixer levels .. do they really need a complete reset?
- My 2nd issue is somewhat connected to the 1st issue - when such changes are done from a Part tab, not in the 1st main score tab, then they are processed, accepted by musescore, but they won't have any effect! Without notice. I this affects so much other settings as well.
My workflow: I have a main score, 7 to 8 staves, I breeak it down into parts, working of single parts, decide that I want something happening in that part, e.g. tune a note down 50ct via the inspector or change the instrument, and it can be done. But no effect in playback. Without any notice. Everything has been done correctly but it won't show up in playback! Then - darn! I'm in the parts tab, so I have to go to the main tab, repeat all the changes in that staff that I already did in the parts tab, and then finally, phew, now I can hear it in playback. Happens again and again to me because I am focused on the music that I'm writing and I forget about musescore itself, which is a good thing that a software tool let's you emerge in the work you're doing. And I can even insert new bars in a parts tab and they are reflected back in the main score.
These are my two issues. And my wish would be to be able to set a default chord playback instrument. I love the drawbar organ for chord playback.