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User's Manual - Pattern Editor

This screen allows you to write the actual notes for each track, it's where you actually write what you hear.

  1. Editing area: This area is mostly a typical pattern sequencer that is included in many professional audio software. Each row is associated to a track, thus, to a particular sound, and each cell represents a note. In the upper part of the editing area there are two rows with numbers, the upper row shows the measures en the lower row shows the beats. Each beat is subdivided in cells according to the pattern's subdivision. The number of measures, the beats per measure and the subdivision are defined in the Pattern Properties.
    To write a note in a cell, just click on it, and click again to delete it..
  2. Note Volume: This slider's position determines the volume of the note written. If you want a particular note to be quieter, first select the volume (for example 50%) and then write the note.
    If you click on a cell and keep it pressed for a second (in some devices it can be a little longer than a second) the volume's slider will take the volume from the clicked note. This is useful to write a note with the same volume than another already-written note, because in some devices it can be difficult to precisely select a volume on the slider.
  3. Show Row Headers: This button shows or hides the row headers with the sample name for each track, with. Showing the headers allows you to know which row corresponds to which track. Hiding the headers gives you a wider view of the pattern you're working with.
  4. Freeze Scroll: You can edit the pattern during playback, so you can listen your edition in real time. During playback the played notes are highlighted and automatic scrolling will follow the played notes. Select this function to prevent the view from scrolling otherwise it will be almost impossible to edit the pattern. We Suggest you to experiment a little with these options to grasp their usefulness.
  5. Zoom in / Zoom out: Allows you to use a comfortable zoom level to edit the pattern.