Smart Split Point plug-in
How to get there
- Select a region with the Selection tool .
- Choose Plug-ins >TGTools> Smart Split Point.
What it does
This plug-in is designed for use with piano
music. After recording a HyperScribe session, for example, you can use
this plug-in to correct for split point errors (sections you want to move
notes to the other staff). It identifies notes which need to be moved
automatically. To obtain the best result, you can help the plug-in identify
these notes by setting some options, such as the highest or lowest note
that can occur in the bottom or top staff, etc.
note for top staff (C4=middle C): This is one of the most important
settings. Find the lowest note in the top staff and enter its pitch here.
The default, G3, is the G below the second ledger line below a treble
note for bottom staff: This is an equally important setting as
the previous one. The default, A4, is the A above the third ledger line
above an bass clef staff.
to put at least how many notes in bottom staff: This option can
really improve the output. If the music always has at least one note
in the bottom staff, such as a bass line, then you should enter a 1 here.
Occasional exceptions may not even matter.
rhythm: This option can be useful for combining rests or tied notes,
but you should use it only if needed.
simultaneous interval in upper staff (8=octave): This option should
be set according to the music being processed. Specifying the maximum
interval that can be found in the correctly notated music will produce
simultaneous interval in lower staff: Same as previous option,
but for the lower staff.
leap in upper/lower staff: This information can also help the plug-in
to make the correct educated guesses in terms of which notes should be
simultaneous intervals per staff: This option will move notes even
though the maximum interval in a staff is not exceeded. You can uncheck
it if it produces incorrect results.
durations may be shortened to make space for new ones · Try to remove
resulting rests by expanding the preceding note values · Allow moved notes
replacing rests to be longer than before · Allow notes added to chords
to be longer than before. These options will help making the output
of the plug-in clearer. Uncheck any one of them if they produce incorrect
· Close. Click Apply to apply the current commands and leave the
dialog box available for the next set of commands. Click Close to dismiss
the dialog box without making any changes.
Here is an example: