Note Input by Dubbing In Automatic Real Time?
So MuseScore is totally awesome. This I have come to believe. I remember MuseScore in the early days, so kudos to all who have done such great work to make it what it has become today. Once I got the gist of the Automatic Real Time (ART) Note Input ability, I found it to be good. Very good.
But every great discovery brings with it new questions. Here are my questions. If they have already been done, then please let me know.
1.) The first idea may not be so simple. Subdividing. The way the "ART Note Input" works is sort of like what I'll call "additive". Set ART Note Input to record; play a note and hold it while the metronome ticks away; and, if you count two beats, you'll get twice the note value your set your input value to be. I call that "additive" because it takes the least common multiple and builds upon it. What it wont do, unfortunately, is subdivide the designated input note time value, which makes it feel kind of odd, if you want to subdivide your input. Subdividing seems possible, I think, but I dont understand why it isn't done yet.
2.) The second idea seems simpler: Dubbing. Once you get one track of music notated, you've actually got something cool to work with - assume the first track you laid down was some cool accompaniment or bass line. You could solo over it. But MuseScore isnt to the point where it record a track while playing another one back. Right now, MuseScore CAN playback, and it CAN record - but it can only do one or the other at any given point. Why can't both processes be run simultaneously?
3.) The third also seems simple - probably the simplest of them all: "Auto-Appending Measures" in ART Note Input mode. What happens now is, you have to set your measures in advance of using the automatic note input recordings - it's not so bad... if you forget, you'll just run into a dead end - but one possible workaround is to append like 5000 measures, and then just jam away... The only problem is, I accidentally rendered an mp3 today, when I forgot to delete all those measures - and for forty seconds of music, I got a two hour mp3... nothing terrible, but it made me think an "Auto Append" feature might be cool, if it's possible.
I wish I was a better programmer than what I am. I'd be happy to build this stuff myself, but I am having some trouble figuring it out.
Anyway, I hope some of these ideas can inspire some great new developments.