Changing the pre-roll duration

In Dorico Pro, pre-roll is the time added to playback before the first beat of the first bar in each flow. You can change the pre-roll duration, for example, if some flows in your project start with grace notes.


  1. Press Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-P to open Playback Options.
  2. Click Timing in the category list.
  3. In the Flows section, change the value for Pre-roll before flow.

    For example, for flows starting with a single grace note, 0.25 seconds is usually sufficient.

  4. Click Apply, then Close.


The duration of the pre-roll before each flow in playback, measured in seconds, is changed.