Musescore 4 No midi import options?

• Dec 24, 2022 - 01:58

Just tried importing a midi file I don't have any options for things like quantization and limiting to one voice like in Musescore 3.


In reply to by Epibreren

I have also switched back to V.3. because of this particular issue but I think that the Musescore developers deserve our patience. It is a privilege that we can enjoy this software without cost. As I said, I believe that a few tweaks to the default values of the MIDI import (simplifying with no clef changes, no accents, no multiple voices) would buy the developers some time and make it already useful in most cases.

In reply to by drmq

I'm not in agreement with the part about the developers deserving patience, on principle. The fact that this software is free is beside the point. Look at Tantacrul's video's and how much of a professional he is. Musescore is a professional piece of software, whether free or not. I was blindsided by Version 4 being released as a finished product (of course I didn't read the release notes - my mistake) so I'm now making new arrangements and compositions with it. Halfway through, MIDI appears to not be implemented. I need to (almost) start over, in version 3. Time has been wasted.
Not trying to blame persons, I'm just completely aggravated. I might not be the most patient person in the world, this I will happily admit.

Hello, still no provision for a MIDI import panel with options like in version 3 with the choice whether to transform tracks or channels into staves, include or exclude tempo changes, possible choice of key signatures, decide whether to use the tempo signatures from the file or set it manually etc? Thanks for the reply!

In reply to by gamescheat000

Even the MIDI import of version 3 wasn't the best, but at least it was there and for better or worse it was possible to work with it. Musicians and producers who work with soft synths need to use midi files! The lack of a valuable midi import method is a major shortcoming. Not all of us are classical pianists!

Nearly a year has passed and no update in this regard.. Sooo disappointing...
I understand - free software and what not, developers sacrificing their lives... but this new Musescore 4 has so much WTF moments, it's barely usable. Why do developers waste their time then? Why strip vital features of the original version?
On the bright side - the VST option is nice though. So, workaround currently is to do main scoring stuff in version 3.6, and then move to 4 to use (maybe) better sounds, and just to keep the thing on check - to be ready when the things will get better.
Best of luck for people developing this originally so magnificent software!

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