I’m trying to do a moderately simple jazz score in Cubase 6 (MacBook Pro, OSX 10.6.7). It’s a rearrangement of a score done in Cubase VST 5.1 (imported and re-saved in Cubase SX2, then opened in Cubase 6).
It seems the score editor gets confused by Display Transpose in combination with Key changes:
Open a fairly long MIDI track in the Score Editor (Page Mode).
Make sure it is more than one page long.
At this point, the score is in the key of C - no fixed accidentals.
- Open Staff Settings and set a Display Transpose value (e.g. select Alto Sax, +9 semitones).
OK, the score is displayed in the key of A - three sharps.
- Insert a key change somewhere in the middle of the first page (e.g. change it to A flat).
After the key change, the score is displayed in the key of F - one flat. OK!
- Go to page two.
Here, the score is displayed in another key, all of a sudden. In this example, it’s shown as D major - two sharps. With other settings for display transpose and/or key signature, I get other, equally faulty results.
This is totally repeatable. Seems like a major bug to me, and basically makes it impossible to score key changes for horns and other transposing instruments. Or am I missing something?
PS This is my first post here - sorry if I’m unfamiliar with any posting conventions etc.