Note Values Greater than 128th Notes ?

• Dec 15, 2015 - 01:41

I know the notes of highest value are the 128th notes. I also know that in the Master Palette, under the massive symbols category, there can be found flags, notes, and rests that go up the 1024th Note. However, the need to be tacked onto an already existing note in the measure. The value of said note does change the value to the quicker note selected from the master pallet. Any way to insert note values that the program can render smaller than 128 ?


Consider carefully whether you really need more than 128th notes because they are almost impossible for a human to play. Anything more than a 32th note is overkill when you could just divide the bottom number of the time signature by two and it would be mathematically equivalent (i.e. sound the same) but without the need for crazy notes.

In reply to by shoogle

Haha. I get that. I should have elaborated more in the description. My BPM is 30, and it starts out on quarter notes and gradually carries out into 1024th notes, with the pace gradually being slackened. I was just wondering if the program had any way of supporting it. I had a feeling it didn't. But I never hurts not to ask !

In reply to by MattMeduri

Could you not just change the time signature half way through the piece?

The written tempo (in quarter-notes-per-minute) is not necessarily the same thing as the audible tempo (in beats-per-minute) experienced by the listener. If you pick a suitable point in the score where the notes start getting unwieldy you can change the time signature and written tempo together in such a way that you avoid crazy notes but the listener doesn't notice anything has changed.

The examples on this page demonstrate a similar concept.

In reply to by shoogle

Here's a work-around:
Change the time signature to allow twice as many beats per measure, such as 4/4 to 8/4.
Double the tempo, so the measure takes the same amount of time.
Use the palette to add extra flags or bars to notes, so 128th display as 256ths, 64ths as 128ths, etc. (The notes remain the same internally, so none are shorter than 128ths.)
Hide the time signature so it doesn't display on screen. (This is the part of the trick I haven't seen mentioned before.)

Also: your link has gone dead.

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