This thread is about a workaround for inserting microtonal accidentals in Score Editor.
I’d like to thank -steve- for his great idea of just copying symbols into the score.
This solution is just a dirty workaround as it’s not about inserting real accidentals, but only graphics, while waiting for a proper microtonal implementation in Cubase Score one day, eventually.
I diverted the use of the User Symbols feature in the Score Editor to do this. It’s not perfect as this feature is not made for this purpose.
The advantage is that the symbols are tied to the notes, to some extent.
For single notes this method is almost satisfactory. You’ll still have to do manual adjustments especially when working with chords, which can be sometimes challenging.
I suggest to use the Hand tool or the Graphic Nudge functionality to adjust symbols horizontal position (or rests) when needed.
And of course hide the “real” accidentals.
For each microtonal accidental there is a set of two symbols to use whether the note stem points down or up.
If the stem points down use the first symbol, and if the stem points up use the second one.
First you need Cubase 11 and the Bravura font which is installed with.
- Open User Symbols tab in the Inspector
- Right-click on the slot and click Open
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