Preview/Audition While Dragging Notes

I would like to hear the notes as I drag words through the piano roll. It would really speed up workflow.

Is this an existing feature that I overlooked?

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No, you didn’t miss it.

I believe it was a feature in an earlier version of SynthesizerV, but was removed, likely because they were worried about being sued for patent infringement.

Given that it’s a feature in many DAWs, I’m not sure it would hold up in court, but I’m not offering to face Sony’s lawyers in court. :dizzy_face:

You can click on the piano keys, but it’s not the same thing.

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Yeah, as dcuny said, this was a feature before. I wish they’d bring it back…

Would there be some avoid the patent trolls if I could install “my own script” that enables this feature? It is technically possible?

I don’t see how this could be scripted via the current API:

  1. There’s no mechanism to play back audio on demand.
  2. There’s no mechanism to respond to notes being dragged as the dragging is happening.