Playback of guitar bends larger than a whole step


Another guitar question for y’all!

I have a very simple series of 4 guitar bends:

(project attached)
Bend example.dorico (573.8 KB)

The playback plays any bend larger than a whole step the same as the whole step bend (the half step bend is correct, though).

Likely this is happening because whole step bend is implemented as a full turn of the pitch bend wheel. However, many guitar virtual instruments allow you to customize the max bend distance. So, for this example, I could set the max bend distance to be 2 whole steps. What would be great is if I could tell Dorico about this, and it would adjust bends as such, for example, making whole step bend half a turn, 1 1/2 whole step bend 0.75 turn, etc.

This would be awesome!


Yes, indeed, at the moment Dorico does not try to set the pitch bend range beyond a whole step, and this is something we plan to address in future.

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Great, thank you.

Any manual workaround?

No, not that I can think of, I’m afraid, because there’s no way to send the required system exclusive message that is needed to set the pitch bend range.

Gotcha, no worries. Thanks, Daniel!