I would like to alter the engraving rules such that my hairpins—when no static dynamic marks are involved—begin at the middle of the notehead rather than the beginning of it.
I went through the engraving rules options and could not find any way to do this.
I’m afraid there’s no engraving option to apply a default offset at the start (or indeed the end) of a hairpin. Can you say a little more about why you would like to do this? I don’t think it’s a convention for placement that I’ve seen before – is there a particular genre, idiom, publisher, or historical period where this is used?