Whilst working out what I would wish Dorico could do for me in terms of swing playback, I have looked at the Playback Options → Timing → Default note setting. I’m a bit puzzled by it.
Does anyone here use it? If so, for exactly what?
The setting shrinks all crotchets, quavers and so on to the percentage specified. I’m not sure what musical style requires that, but that’s what it does. However, a dotted crotchet is shrunk to a lesser extent, and longer notes are shrunk by even less.
Here is a table of what, visually from the piano roll, I think it does:
25% 50% 75% Default note setting in Playback Options 25% 50% 75% Length of crotchet/quaver/semiquaver 33% 56% 78% Length of dotted crotchet 50% 66% 83% Length of minim 75% 83% 92% Length of semibreve
This is curious. What is the rationale behind this, and what use is it intended for?