How can I adjust dynamics' volume ?

• Jan 15, 2023 - 10:03

Good morning !
In the first scores I wrote with MS4, I can't hear some instruments playing piano in the playback. I wonder if I can set myself the volume of the dynamics, not only punctually in some measures, but in general in the score, or in general in the program. But I can't find a menu to let me do it (I hoped in the style menu), and the F8 proprieties doesn't help...

Thanks for your feedback,


Velocity adjustments are not available for dynamics settings in MS4. Stick with MS3 if you want to make adjustments to velocity of dynamics. Also if you save a score in MS4 that you developed in MS3 be aware that any velocity settings for hairpins in your score will be reset to 0 and you will not be able to change these until a new version of MS4 is released where the velocity settings have been activated. If you save the file in MS4 under a different name you will still have a copy in MS3 that you can work on with live velocity settings. You cannot get around this problem by exporting your MS4 score in .mxl format and re-opening in MS3 because 1. all your hairpins will be reset to zero and 2. when you set them in MS3 to a particular value there will be no change to the volume in playback in MS3 - i.e. this function will no longer work for that score in MS3. I have learnt all this the hard way i.e. I have a score where I now am unable to use the velocity function until this function is made live in MS4 because I worked on it in MS3 then saved it in MS4 unaware of these issues - so I am sticking to MS3 for any other scores I am working on until this issue is resolved in MS4.

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