3 Notes about the new feature:
I really really like the new feature of Dorico 3.1 to Shorten to next note.
I simply play on the piano keyboard a real time input and when everything looks messy - Dorico is doing a very nice job cleaning it after playing with the Requantize + the new Edit duration --> “Shorten to next note”!!!
I just love it - Thanks a lot!
Note that I found out in piano pieces - it works much better after doing some manual adjustments of the split location between F/G Clef using Alt+n or Alt+m in order to have the correct positions (see other thread with my suggestion for improvement of being able to change re-split position in different places of the compositions because it is not always fixed place throughout all the composition).
I think there is a bug in this new feature or a let’s call it a suggestion for improvement of this feature:
There are cases that it is obvious a case of a “glitch” in time where collapsing notes are playing due to human is playing and not machine.
This cases are for 2 adjasting notes collapsing. For these kind of situation - the new feature works like a charm!!!
But there are few examples that it is really clear that the held note is done intentially (in purpose) - and you can tell it really simply by looking at the duration of the held note - you can see it is last longer (more than 2 contiguity notes!).
In that case I would expect the feature to leave the held note as it is without doing any modification of the note.
Remember that I wanted just to clean the score from my human errors not removing all intentionally long notes!
See the Original note entry after playing in real time input, (1st picture attached)
then look at the same bar after performing: Edit Duration --> Shorted to next note (see picture 2)
I would expect this bar to leave it as it is - since there is no real collision of notes - the held note is pressed all over 4 different notes so it is obviously done in purpose!
Also I have a suggestion related feature: in cases like that I would like to see in the future an option to “automatic split voices” - each time there is a held note- If the held note is above other notes, the shorter notes will move to a new down voice, if the held note is lower than the shorter notes, so the held note will move to down voice - so it will look like the 3rd piacture