Phrase Editing Limit/Bug? (Mac)

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Phrase Editing Limit/Bug? (Mac)

I am experiencing problems with not being able to select notes using the Segment and Symbol Tools after painting phrases. This seems rather consistent and believe is reproducible when editing in either the arrangement window or phrase editor.

1. Open a new arrangement.
2. Drag to expose 8 measures.
3. Using either quarter or eighth notes, paint a phrase from measure 1 to measure 8.
4. Try to select use either the segment or symbol tool for selection in measures 7 or 8, and nothing happens. Often even the later parts of measure 6 are affected.
5. Editing in a phrase editor exhibits the same results.

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The selection tool does not search for a symbol that is farther away from the anchor than +/- 4 measures (actually 4 * 4/4 duration). That is, if you click a symbol beyond this limit, it can't find it anymore. Admittedly that's a bit hidden and can be confusing. The intention behind the limit is to avoid a response lag for very long and complex phrases.

However, segments longer than 2 measures do not make much sense anyway, as pitch tends to move out of range quickly (except for chromatic or non-VL segments).

As I think about it, we probably just didn't find the courage yet to play around with extremely long segments :silent: I'll extend that limit to +/- 8 measures.

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Andre,

That makes sense now that you explain it. Then, perhaps it would be better to limit painting or drawing to 4 measures.

It is the fact that you can enter the phrase (of virtually an length) but not edit it that seems confusing (probably to any new user).

Thanks.

Synfire Pro 1.1.6, Mac OS X 10.6.2, MacPro Intel 2 x 3.2 Quad, 8 GB RAM

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