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


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.


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


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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MinuteRave Productions
MinuteRave Productions

Hello there, Jon! Just wanted to submit a little idea here for future benefits. Is there a way you can make it to where you can add more than 1 of the same given sound onto a track? For instance, if you have a loop that you want to load onto your compose, you would have to keep clicking on 'add more sounds' each time you load a sound onto your track, 1 at a time. Though, this would depend on how many times a person has uploaded the sound. Moreover, if you click on a specific sound, there would be a drop down bar listing the amount of times you would like to load the same exact individual loop. In conclusion, I believe this would save a lot of people's times, making this a quick and efficient way to completing a track in a small amount of time, knowing that people like to use more of the same sounds to make the track louder, along with it having more bass. Sorry you had to read all that dialog! I just have considerable open-minded thoughts.

Thank you, and have a wonderful day!

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Jerf Bellino
Jerf Bellino

Yeah, I add more than one of the same sample pretty frequently too, so I think this would be a good idea.

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