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Re: Set midiInstrument to silence

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Set midiInstrument to silence
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2021 17:53:55 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Guy Stalnaker <> writes:

> If I'm using /set Staff.midiInstrument = "#<inst>", can I also use some
> descriptor that equals NO sound, for example, "NUL" or something similar
> like /set Staff.midiInstrument = "#NUL"

The MIDI standard has no such instrument, so this mechanism cannot be
used for this purpose.  You can set skipTypesetting to ##t but that will
also omit the skipped times.  Maybe setting Staff.midiExpression to 0
might work?

David Kastrup

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