Can I enter a metronome marking without playback effect?

As detailed in one of my previous questions, I like to micromanage the tempo in the time lane for a more realistic playback. Still, I think it’s necessary for there to be some kind of overall metronome marking, to serve as a guide for actual human players. Is it possible to enter one at the beginning of the piece, without it having any effect on my tempo alterations (which start at the first note)?

A related question: is it possible somehow to enter these tempo alterations numerically? I would find that more convenient than having to draw them in the time lane.

With the metronome marking selected, open the properties panel and activate “suppress playback” (In the common section) :slight_smile:

Many thanks!