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Title: Tempo.ms (version 2.0)
Post by: Mike Shawaluk on 2015-08-07 01:35 am
This plugin creates a visual tempo marking with a number of enhancements:


Note that this tempo marking is visual only, and does not change the tempo of the score. A regular tempo marking with Visibility set to Never may be used in conjunction with this object.

To install the object, copy the following clip, and paste as a new file in Noteworthy 2.75:
Code: (nwc) [Select · Download]
!NoteWorthyComposerClip(2.751,Single)
|User|Tempo.ms|Pos:8.5|PostText:"but not too much"|PreText:"With feeling"|Tempo:"ca. 60"|Font:StaffItalic|LeftSwing:"Double Eighths"|RightSwing:"Triplet Quarter + Eighth"
!NoteWorthyComposerClip-End
Then, press Ctrl-J, or go to Tools > User Objects...  This will display a list of user objects that you currently have installed, as well as objects that require installation. Find "Tempo.ms" in the list, and double-click that line. This will display the object script in a window. Click the "Install" button to complete the installation.

For details on the object's parameters, refer to the context-sensitive help on object's properties page.
Title: Re: Tempo.ms (version 2.0)
Post by: Mike Shawaluk on 2020-02-09 02:14 am
The Tempo.ms object has been significantly updated, and now includes a number of new parameters to implement swing tempo equation display.  The new parameters were added with backward compatibility in mind, so that scores which used the old Tempo.ms object should work the same as before.  The following changes of behavior have been made for the new version:
Please let me know if you encounter any issues with the new object version.
Title: Re: Tempo.ms (version 2.0)
Post by: Mike Shawaluk on 2020-02-17 09:13 pm
The forum stats tell me that the new version has been downloaded 11 times, so some people will have seen it by now. But I haven't seen any comments about it, which I suppose fits the saying "no news is good news".  I am mainly interested to know if my modifications were as backward compatible as intended (i.e. that previous scores with Tempo.ms still look correct). But it would also be nice to hear if I got the new features right.

Thanks,
Mike
Title: Re: Tempo.ms (version 2.0)
Post by: Lawrie Pardy on 2020-02-17 10:04 pm
Hey Mike,
I haven't noticed any issues, but I haven't done much lately either...

My default custom template includes a tempo.ms object so it's not as if I'm not using it as such.
Title: Re: Tempo.ms (version 2.0)
Post by: jfb-from-germany on 2020-02-18 06:01 pm
Hi Mike,

I'm so sorry, I was very busy the last days, so I didn't find the time to try your object. But now I did, and I must say: it's great!!  :) It's exactly what I was hoping for! So thanks a lot!!

Greetings from Germany,
jfb
Title: Re: Tempo.ms (version 2.0)
Post by: SEBC on 2020-06-21 05:07 pm
Mike, is this the same as TempoEquation.ms, or different, and if so, do I need both?

Thanks
Title: Re: Tempo.ms (version 2.0)
Post by: Mike Shawaluk on 2020-06-21 09:13 pm
Tempo.ms and TempoEquation.ms are separate objects with different use cases. In short, TempoEquation.ms displays two single note durations on each side of an = sign, which is centered over a barline, and is intended to show a change in the tempo factor. Tempo.ms displays tempo values and can optionally show various double note swing rhythms. I'd suggest playing with each of them to get the feel for how they work.
Title: Re: Tempo.ms (version 2.0)
Post by: SEBC on 2020-06-22 10:39 am
Thanks for all the work that you (and others) have done to provide additional options and features for NWC.