Removing changes to the played duration of notes

You can remove all changes made to the played duration of individual notes, for example, if you change your mind about playback overrides you have made and want to revert those notes to their default start position, length, and velocity.

Removing playback overrides also removes any offsets to the start and end position of notes imported from MIDI files with preserved note positions.


Note velocity is not currently displayed in Dorico Pro, but note velocities are imported from MIDI files. If you want dynamics you input in Write mode to take effect in playback, you must remove playback overrides.


  1. In the piano roll editor or drum editor, select the notes whose played durations you want to reset.
  2. Choose Play > Reset Playback Overrides.


All overrides to the default played duration of the selected notes are removed.


The played duration of the selected notes appears to revert to match their notated duration. However, starting playback or switching modes refreshes their appearance to their default played duration. For example, if the notes are staccato, their played duration is half their notated duration by default.