Some microtonal intervals do not play

• Apr 18, 2021 - 14:51
Reported version
3.6
Type
Functional
Severity
S4 - Minor
Reproducibility
Always
Status
active
Regression
No
Workaround
No
Project

When working with larger divisions of the octave it is sometimes necessary to play small intervals, but MuseScore appears to play intervals below a certain size (I'm guessing 50 cents) as a single pitch.

To reproduce, create a chord consisting of a middle C detuned by +9.68 cents and another middle C (or D doubleflat) detuned by +48.39 cents. This interval (38.71 cents, one step of 31EDO) is significantly larger than the just-noticeable difference of 5-10 cents, but MuseScore plays only one pitch despite being capable of playing both pitches individually. Whether the chord occurs on one stave or across multiple (e.g. a piano great stave) makes no difference.