getting things straight- I don’t expect Dorico to handle every possible beam placement, but there are things that can be fixed,
which the attached image demonstrates.
“A” is Dorico’s default which has 2 problems:
- The stems are very long. maybe it could pass by itself, but not in contrast with the next bar.
2.The space between the 32nd’s beams is not widened to allow better placement, causing an ugly wedge at the bottom (yes, It shows in print).
I’ve tried enabling “widen gap between 32nd’s beams”, but it hasn’t widened.
“B” is my edit, which I find better (you can disagree), albeit I couldn’t control the secondary beams separation in order to widen the gap and eliminate the wedge.
I got a couple of suggestions to mitigate such issues:
- adding a minimum stem length value for 32nd’s and shorter (which now exist for 16th and shorter)/
- let the user control the placement of secondary beams, if only for separation and not the slant.