Step Entry/Editing

Step editing is a useful mode for entering melodies note by note using your controller keyboard (or computer keyboard if Typing Keyboard to Piano is enabled).

  1. Enable step edit: Access the step recording switch from the Toolbar (foot icon) or Options menu. In the Step Sequencer, select the channel you want to step edit. You don't need to press record to start step-entry.
  2. Enter notes: Each time you press a note-key on your controller keyboard a new note is added to the Piano roll. The cursor position advances to the next step automatically. The note length is equal to the snap size in the Snap Panel. 'Line' is useful as the Piano roll Zoom level then controls the note length.
      • Step back: Use the number pad / (forward slash) key. Adding a note in an already filled position erases the old step.
      • Skip forward: Use the number pad * (star key) to jump to the next step. Do this to leave empty spaces between notes. Sustain pedal: If you have a 'sustain pedal', press it to 'jump steps'.
      • Increase note length: Hold a note on your keyboard and press the advance position shortcut (*) two or more times, then release the MIDI key.
  3. Deselect step entry: Done!