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Exporting to Midi does not preserve note duration for non-slurred notes

Looks like only slurred notes have the duration I expect; non-slurred notes have duration ~ 5/6 of what they should be.
This becomes evident when I open the exported file in Cakewalk. For example, a quarter note comes up in 800 ticks, whereas it should be 960 ticks.
Is it possible to correct this somehow?
Thanks, Alex

Re: Exporting to Midi does not preserve note duration for non-slurred notes

Reply #1
If you insert a legato performance style at the beginning of each staff, this should give you the full note lengths you desire.

Re: Exporting to Midi does not preserve note duration for non-slurred notes

Reply #2
ArticulationsDuration
Staccatissimo + Staccato PF17%
Staccatissimo28%
Staccato + Staccato P.F.28%
Staccato38%
Staccato + Tenuto P.F.38%
Staccato + Legato P.F.38%
Staccato P.F.40%
Staccatissimo + Tenuto P.F.47%
Staccatissimo + Legato P.F.47%
Staccatissimo + Tenuto50%
Staccatissimo + Legato50%
Staccato + Tenuto65%
Staccato + Legato65%
Standard83%
Legato100%
Tenuto100%
                                
P.F. = Performance Style
Legato is effective for grace notes too.

Dynamic variations
Tenuto107%
Accent150%
Marcato165%

The tenuto, but not the legato, notes are a bit louder (velocity +7%).
Tenuto used to be an articulation of duration, not force. Here it is both.

Re: Exporting to Midi does not preserve note duration for non-slurred notes

Reply #3
Great, thank you guys.

Re: Exporting to Midi does not preserve note duration for non-slurred notes

Reply #4
It would be a very useful improvement to NWC if these percentages could be configured somehow in the preference settings, in the same way that the dynamic velocity values can be configured.