STEP SEQUENCER

Keyboard Editor

The Keyboard Editor view lets you set the pitch of notes in the Step Sequencer. It is a set of piano keyboards (rotated 90 degrees counter clockwise) - one for each dot in the Step Sequencer. Note that actions you do in the Keyboard Editor have effect on ALL selected channels.

  1. Keyboard Editor button ( K) - Shows/hides the Keyboard Editor.
  2. Slide/Portamento Line - Used to apply a slide/portamento effect to the notes in the Step Sequencer. Note that although this line appears for all instruments, some of them might not support the portamento feature (the VSTi and DXi instruments and some Fruity Plugin instruments do NOT support portamento). Left-click to set slide/portamento on, Right-click to set it off.
  3. Active Note - This orange button shows that the dot it belongs to is active, and also shows its pitch. Left-click to set another pitch for the dot (also if it was turned off, this makes the dot active).
  4. Inactive Note - This light orange button shows that the step it belongs to is inactive. Right-click to set another pitch for the dot (also if it was turned on, this makes the dot inactive). Inactive notes are not used by the instruments, they are just notification for the default note pitch used when activating the step.

You can also drag all notes at once - hold Ctrl and then drag a note, the rest will follow.

NOTE: There is a maximum of 64 steps in the Step Sequencer. This is controlled by the Pattern Length control.