Notation editor: Improvements for "Minimize ties" action (DONE)
EDIT: Implemented in v5.25pre1
REAPER's notation editor has a clever algorithm for deciding when to display a single note as multiple tied notes. This algorithm takes into account the time signature as well as overlapping notes in the same voice.
As an alternative, there is an action (and right-click option) named "Minimize ties", which is useful for notation of certain syncopated rhythms, for example 1-2-2-2-1, or 3-3-2 tresillo, which do not follow the time signature.
I would like to suggest the following:
* The name of the action, "Minimize ties", is a bit misleading since it is actually a toggle: If the selected notes' ties are already minimized, the action will actually UNminimize the ties. The action can therefore be renamed to something like "Toggle minimize ties".
* It would be useful to have two additional actions, "Minimize ties" and "Unminimize ties" that are not toggles. Toggle actions are problematic for scripts that try to minimize ties (by calling the action via MIDIEditor_OnCommand), since scripts do not know whether the action will in fact minimize or unminimize the ties.
* Another action that would be super useful, is a global "Display all notes with minimal ties" option that can be switched on or off (similar to the "Automatically voice overlapping notes" option). By default, the MIDI editor displays notes with ties. Notation with minimal ties are not 'correct' as per the rules of notation, but it makes it much easier the see the flow of notes at a glance.
Last edited by juliansader; 09-06-2016 at 06:12 PM.