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Effects/Expression


Effects enable you to "humanize" your tune, by playing certain notes in a particular way.
The main effects in regular musical notation (staccato, tenuto, pedal…) can be used and are performed when the tune is played.

What can I do with effects?


In order to show you most of the available effects, a sample file is provided. From the program, select "File>Open" and load the tune file called "Effects.mus" located in the "Demos" folder.  When loaded, select "'Score>Scroll tune" and follow the explanations about the different effects.

How to set an effect

Use the "Selection" (lasso) tool, and double-click on the required note. The note editing window opens. Click the "Effects" tab and select the effect(s) to be applied to the note.

Effect parameters

    By selecting parameter values for each effect, you can fine-tune the way a note is played.
    Depending on its type, the value of a parameter can be given in:

    100ths of a second: for absolute delays or durations, not dependent on the speed at which the tune is played.

    256ths of a whole note: for delays or durations relative to the tune tempo: the higher the tempo, the shorter the delay. For example, an eighth note's duration is 32, and a half-note has a value of 128.

    100ths of a semitone: for pitch shift applied to the normal note pitch. To shift from C to D, for example, select a value of 200 (or close to 200). You can also select a negative value. A value of -200 will shift a C to a Bb (because there is only one semitone, i.e. -100, from C to B).
    In the same way, 1200 equals one octave up (12 semitones per octave x 100).


    Tip: To learn the function of each parameter for each effect, experiment. Drop a note, link an effect to it and change its parameters. The "Try" button lets you listen to the result of your changes.


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