Mono and Poly Grids
The Grid tabs are used for tighter control of songs as they are performed. There are tabs for Monotonic and Polytonic instrument groups. These tabs allow you to select a particular instrument for a particular musician.
Musician DisplayThe top and bottom of the display show the musician configuration. If the background color of a musician is darkened, that musician is part of a split. Within these sections the lines are:
Musician Number – 0 to 14 (There’s only room for one digit.)
Instrument Type – The composer creates rhythms suited to each of the 6 instrument types. The Sliders controls play only instruments associated with the corresponding musician. However, in the Grids you can choose any combination you want.
Note Density – The upper of the two colored blocks indicates how fast notes are played on average. The values are:
Note Styles - The lower of the two colored blocks indicates the emphasis of the notes. For example, in 4/4 time, if the majority of notes are on the first or middle beat of the bar, that is considered an even style. The styles are:
Instrument DisplayThe left column shows all of the available instruments for the instrument group. Click on an instrument to play it once. Double-click to edit details.
Musician/Instrument GridThe main grid controls which musician is playing which instrument. Note that the Sliders settings will continue to apply as you make your selections. If you want to avoid having the Sliders change values, set its Number of Musicians slider to 0.
Each column under a Musician is colored according to the Instrument Type. The color names below are intended as a mnemonic device:
There are 3 possible settings for each grid rectangle, and clicking cycles through them. If you press-and-hold the rectangle under a musician that is part of a split, all split members are set to the selected instrument. Normally you would do that as a first step, then click some of the split members to move to different instruments.
Additionally, the three blue buttons in the four corners of the display can be used to lock and unlock all of the currently playing instruments.