Notation Editor

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Sound tab Notation

 

hmtoggle_arrow1 Editing Notes

 

Mixcraft allows you to edit a piano bar on the staff directly.  By editing the size and position of the piano bar, you can change the way the notation is displayed.

 

Here is a typical example of a quarter note with its associated piano bar.

piano-bar-1

 

After clicking on the piano bar, it turns blue.

 

piano-bar-2

 

You can now click the note to move it or re-size the left or right hand side of the note to change its duration or starting time.  After releasing the mouse, the notation will update to reflect the new piano bar.

 

To retain the note time offset and just drag up or down, hold the shift key down while dragging.

 

Move Note But Keep Offset

SHIFT + Drag

 

hmtoggle_arrow1 Toolbar

 

There are three main editing tools on the notation editor.

piano-roll-arrow

Note selection tool.

piano-roll-pencil

Add new notes with the pencil.

piano-roll-eraser

Remove notes with the eraser.

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Duration Buttons - Choose a default duration when adding a new note with the pencil tool.  Choose from whole note, half note, quarter note, eighth note, sixteenth note and thirty-secondth note.  In addition, you can choose from the two modifiers: Dotted Note Modifier and Triplet Note Modifier.

pr-def-velocity

Default Velocity - Specifies the velocity for new notes.

pr-snap-level

Snap Level - Determines the minimum note alignment size.

 

hmtoggle_arrow1 Tidy Notes

 

Tidy Notes attempts to present a cleaner representation of the note data.  A performance does not always equal the printed sheet music.

 

For example, if you played a quarter note but shortened the note by a 32nd note duration, then the software would show a dotted 8th note tied to a 32nd note with a 32nd rest.   This would look like the following.

 

tidy-note-before

 

To remedy this situation, simply set the Tidy Note level to an 8th note or less.

 

tidy-notes-changing-to-8th

 

After changing the Tidy Note level, the note will now look like a quarter note.

 

tidy-note-after

 

The draw back is that if you have some 16th notes, they will now appear as 8th notes.  Of course, you can always set the Tidy Note level to 16th notes and then edit any piano bars that are not correct.

 

hmtoggle_arrow1 Switching Clefs

 

Right click on a clef and choose from the following:

 

Treble & Bass

Treble

Bass

 

This changes the clef for the entire track.

 

hmtoggle_arrow1 Printing

 

Once a clip is properly selected, click the "Print..." button on the Notation View toolbar or press CTRL+P to print it.

 

If you want to print an author and title, make sure to edit the Author Information.