Here’s a little mockup that explains the “problem” to anyone not familiar with it, and how I’d like tempo changes according to note values to be handled.
Let’s examine this little score.
The metronome is set to Quarter = 96, and the time signature is 4/4. Next measure, there is a tempo change. The previous quarter must be equal to the following dotted quarters. Thus, the beat must fall on the red lines.
In order to have this played properly in Cubase, we have to do the following:
It would be easiest if we could define the count base directly in the tempo track, like this:
In this case, the Tempo value stays constant. It is the count base that has changed. So in essence, a tempo event, apart from the fields Position, Value and Type, should also have a Base field for this to work, which would be a drop down menu identical to the “Score Editor> Form Symbols> Tempo Change according to note values” dropdown menu that shows up when double clicking on the tempo change on the score. (but it would be great if it would accept a sum of values too, for example 5 eighth notes, or a half note + an eighth note, etc.)