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Keyboard

You can use the following keyboard shortcuts while composing a track.

spacebar

Press to start or stop playback.

commandcontrol key

Hold down the commandcontrol key while drawing notes to create "loud" notes.

optionalt key

Hold down the optionalt key while drawing notes to create "soft" notes.

shift

Hold down the shift key to select a region of notes. You will then be able to copy and paste or clear that region.

Advanced

Playback starting point

By default, playback always starts from the beginning of a track. This can be difficult if you want to focus your attention on a piece in the middle, or near the end.

You can change where playback begins by setting the playback start marker. You can do this by clicking white area just above the grid. A blue arrow icon will be placed where you click. Playback will now start from this point.

Clicking on the arrow icon again will remove it.

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Column volume

There is a speaker icon to the left of each row on the grid.

Click this icon once and you can control the volume of that row.

Double click this icon and you can mute or unmute the row.

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My first joint on here

Matt Semich
Matt Semich

Whattup everybody. I'm new to the site, and just made my first beat on here... it's the 2nd beat that I personally have ever made before. The first on this site. I'm up on the leaderboard hitting lucky #13 at this very moment with my mix called, Tragedy.

Just if you would and have took the time to read this, give it a listen, comment and give me your criticism please. I enjoy challenging myself and hearing different ways I could improve my sound.

I also wanna point out... that a majority of things I seem to click the play button to, sound seemingly alike. Mostly these techno-ish, dubstep-like beats. Heck, the guy above me in 12th place right now used 2 premade samples to make his song.... each sound was used once each... and that's all. If you try to look into remixing what I made last night, you'll see I had to do some editing to get the sounds to turn out and loop correctly

Enough ranting. Thank you for your time.

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Zach Proctor
Zach Proctor

im new here i made my first couple beats last nite and couple days ago please go listen to them and tell me what you think. thank for your time

Zach Proctor
Zach Proctor

im new here i made my first couple beats last nite and couple days ago please go listen to them and tell me what you think. thank for your time

Zach Proctor
Zach Proctor

im new here i made my first couple beats last nite and couple days ago please go listen to them and tell me what you think. thank for your time

Zach Proctor
Zach Proctor

im new here i made my first couple beats last nite and couple days ago please go listen to them and tell me what you think. thank for your time

Zach Proctor
Zach Proctor

im new here i made my first couple beats last nite and couple days ago please go listen to them and tell me what you think. thank for your time

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