Hey everyone !
So, just finished watching all the videos for v5 new features, and despite it seems a huge work and that many of them were being asked for a while like scrubbing, dragging notes, instrument creation, am I the only one feeling the focus has been more on sound/playback rather than notation ?
I mean : instrument editor, scrub playback, groove agent, pitch contour, stage/space templates, that’s 5 out of 7 videos about playback and just 2 about notation improvements (unless more are coming?).
I was really hoping for improvements for instance on the guitar notation segment (handling bends, harmonics, dead notes, chord diagrams, etc…), are they not being showcased or are they not at all existent ?
I was hoping for improvements to engraving mode as well like the way it handles text, flows, etc… but no sign of that.
The only sound/playback improvements I was really hoping for (although I’m very happy with those that came) and waiting for since the beginning is to be able to loop segments at will and with options to choose to accelerate/decelerate by either bpm increments or percentage of bpm (like in guitar pro) every n repeats, because it’s a wonderful tool for practising, but still not here.
Metric modulation with swing notation and playback, same…
I’m not dismissing at all the work done by the team, I know it’s huge, but knowing that it is before all a notation software, I don’t feel that excited about the improvements to justify upgrading when so many essential things are still missing (and I know for each person what’s essential will differ as we all have different needs, but some of them are really found in all softwares whereas some new features announced are just “bonuses” for me).
Anyway, still congrats to the team, I guess I’ll just wait 5.2/5.3/5.4 update to see if I upgrade from 4 but right now I don’t feel I need/want to, despite being very excited about the announcement.