Hello everybody, it's my first post as a proud user of licensed NWC.
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The F6 prompt is necessary because some MIDI drivers crash when flooded with a large number of note off messages. The message serves as a warning before NWC takes this step.
The other issue that also really irritates me is the message that pops up after pressing F6 when nothing is playing ("Nothing is currently playing (...)". I often press F6 just to be sure everything is paused, in order to proceed with note input. It's a habit from the older versions that did not yet have this irritating and - IMHO - completely unnecessary feature.
It would help avoid this if the stop button was grayed out when playback wasn't taking place.
Pressing Esc will stop the song. Once stopped, multiple presses do nothing. So if you train youself to never press F6, you will not generate unwanted 'MIDI Reset' popups.
Actually, I LIKE the ability to use F6/Stop button to do a MIDI reset - it is easy and convenient.
Like Lawrie, sometimes I need to click "stop" to clear some stuck notes after the play is finished.It's good to have an easy way to do that.
If there were stuck notes to stop, playback would still be active and the button wouldn't be grayed out.
Do you mean that the 'Stop' button should not be grayed when there is nothing to stop?
Said this way sounds odd but... yes, since the stop button has also a different meaning than simply stopping NWC.
Well, I'm sure I saw some programs with a separate "panic" button
if you keep hearing some sounds, the first thing you think is to click "stop", don't you?
I don't think so. Noteworthy just sends MIDI messages. It doesn't know what the synth will do with them. If the synth misses a 'Note Off' message (or 'Note On' with velocity zero), you get a stuck note.
But I think a stuck note is most likely due to a MISSING "note off" - e.g., a dangling tie - rather than a MISSED "note off."
Surely NWC can keep track of note ons and note offs and know if there is still a note on somewhere?
I must admit I don't know what I did to provoke it.
There is no maybe about it. NoteWorthy cannot query the synth for stuck notes.....A different issue.....It could, but what do you suggest that it do with that information?Do you think it impossible that a user might want to leave notes hanging? I do not.
Maybe NWC can't monitor for stuck notes, but I think a stuck note is most likely due to a MISSING "note off" - e.g., a dangling tie - rather than a MISSED "note off, and it can monitor for those."
Nice conversation!I am suffering too from my old - bad - habit to press F6, just to be sure the song has really stopped.In the past, I never had bad experiences with failing drivers, so I didn't bother when I pressed F6 unnecessarily. With the new pop up screen, this has changed.I think the confusion starts because one single key (F6) has a different behaviour depending on the fact that there is a song playing or not. I think this is not the optimal choice.I would expect that if I ask to stop a song (F6) that isn't playing anymore, nothing happens! ...Bart
In most other softwares ESC has no meaning at all or a special meaning.
I would expect that if I ask to stop a song (F6) that isn't playing anymore, nothing happens!
I've been using this program for nearly 20 years and I don't see the need to learn a new command to replace F6 playback stop.
Probably nothing. If you are using an external synth, electrical "noise" is likely. I do not have this problem using 'Microsoft GS Synthesizer.'
Maybe the answer is to have F6 and the stop button work with a single press or click, as the case may be, to stop any playback in progress, but that won't generate the reset message unless it's pressed or clicked a second time.
some other key combination could be established(Shift-F6?).
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