Simple way to extend length of fermata?

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Simple way to extend length of fermata?

Post by bj nick » Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:07 pm

Here and there I'd like to just have the fermata last a bit longer. I've looked around a bunch, seen lots of feedback, but it seems more complex than it probably needs to be. I just want to be able to extend the duration of an individual, specific fermata(not make a global change)......what's the simplest way to do this?
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Re: Simple way to extend length of fermata?

Post by Peter Thomsen » Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:11 pm

How about using two expressions, one expression to slow the tempo down on the fermata, and another expression to return to previous tempo after the fermata?
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Re: Simple way to extend length of fermata?

Post by miker » Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:21 pm

Educated wild-ass guesses:

My first thought was to duplicate the fermata and adjust the playback, but that seems to be an HP function, rather than one you can change.

Maybe in the MIDI editor? I have no idea if that would work the same with a VST, since I don't know how that stuff works.

Or maybe a hidden time signature change?
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Re: Simple way to extend length of fermata?

Post by bj nick » Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:03 pm

There's no way to just extend the fermata a little bit? Just.....3 seconds rather than 1.5?
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Re: Simple way to extend length of fermata?

Post by heinzfan » Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:04 pm

I don't think there's a "simple way," but I created a text expression ("CTL + U" for fermata) with the playback tempo set to a slower tempo and that worked. You'd need to put a hidden tempo change after to restore the original tempo.
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