QuickScore Elite How To

How to change the quantization with which music is displayed

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When QuickScore Elite displays music it usually quantizes it first. The quantization amount is the smallest resolution used to display music. For example, if you have a group of eight even thirty-second notes in a beat and your quantization amount is set to sixteenths, your thirty-second notes will show up as four groups of two sixteenth notes, looking as if you played each group of two sixteenth notes at the same time.

It is important to know the smallest duration you are trying to display in a measure. Make sure you set the quantization amount to a value equal or smaller than this amount. If you have triplets in your bar, they won't be displayed correctly unless you set the quantization value to either Triplet, Triplet/8th, Triplet/16th, Triplet/32nd, or None.

You can set the quantization for each individual bar, each individual track, or for your full score. It is easiest to set quantization (as well as other parameters) for your full score (using the Display Score dialog) to what looks like a reasonable value. Then, if there are individual problems, try to correct them on a case by case basis using the Display Track or Display Bar dialogs. Remember that changing a setting in the Display Score dialog will wipe out any settings made in the Display Track or the Display Bar dialogs. So make your settings first in the Display Score dialog, then in the Display Track dialog, and finally in the Display Bar dialog.

How To

Play, record and synchronize
Open, save and print files and create tracks
Enter music
Edit Music
Format Music


Set MIDI input and output
Set the metronome
Change the sound for a track
Set the names for your instrument's patches (or programs)
Change the play/mute/solo status of a track
Set MIDI thru for your system

Open, save and print files and create tracks

Open a file
Save a file
Print a score
Print parts
Export a score
Enter a new track
Delete a track

Enter music

Enter notes with the mouse
Enter notes in step time
Enter triplets
Enter text
Enter lyrics
Enter a slur
Enter a crescendo
Enter a key signature
Enter a time signature
Enter a clef
Enter grace notes
Enter cue notes
Enter rests
Enter a chord symbol
Enter a tablature chord symbol
Enter a tied note
Enter a wave event
Enter a rehearsal mark
Enter titles
Enter track names
Enter different types of barlines
Enter drum tracks
Enter guitar tablature

Edit music

Change a note's pitch by semitones
Change the duration of a note
Change the enharmonic spelling of a note
Edit notes
Edit text
Edit lyrics
Edit a slur
Edit a crescendo
Insert empty space
Delete empty space
Copy sections of music
Quantize notes
Transpose notes
Change tempo
Change volume
Change note velocity

Format music

Space music
Space lyrics vertically
Space staves
Create a pickup measure
Display quarter note triplets
Make sure notes display with their entered durations
Split a track onto a treble and bass clef
Put notes in a split track on either the treble or the bass staff
Create cross-staff beaming
Change the vertical position of tablature chords
Change how barlines are connected in a score
Set braces and brackets
Change fonts for titles, lyrics, text or symbols
Change the display of bar numbering
Change the display of page numbering
Set bars of rest
Change the beat
Change the quantization with which music is displayed
Transpose the display of notes in a track
Change the way notes are grouped together
Change the number of bars per line
Change the number of staves per page
Change the way rests are displayed
Change the way ties are displayed
Change the direction of stems and beams
Display independent voices in a bar on the same staff
Change the display of drum notes

Play, record and synchronize

Record from another sequencer
Record with the MIDI mixer
Do punch recording
Record in step time
Record while tapping the beat
Synchronize with another sequencer as slave
Synchronize with another sequencer as master
Synchronize with a tape device


Record audio
Create a Wave file
Create an MP3 file

Create an audio CD
Add your score to a video or file soundtrack
Publish your score on the web
Use VST instruments
Use VST effects
Use ReWire
Use audio automation
Export an audio file using the Audio Mixer


Create a lead sheet
Create and print score paper
Select a sound bank on a GS Standard instrument
Check whether notes are within an instrument's range
See what events are in your tracks
Add composer notes to your composition
Create a score template
Load a score template
Create a new patch list