Effects enable you to "humanize"
your tune, by playing certain notes in a particular
The main effects in regular musical notation
(staccato, tenuto, pedal…) can be used and are
performed when the tune
What can I do with effects?
In order to show you most of the available
a sample file is provided. From the
program, select "File>Open" and
load the tune file called "Effects.mus" located in
folder. When loaded, select
and follow the explanations about the different
Use the "Selection" (lasso) tool, and
double-click on the required note. The
Click the "Effects"
tab and select the effect(s) to be applied to
How to set an effect
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
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
For example, an eighth note's duration
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
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
i.e. -100, from C to B).
In the same way, 1200 equals one octave up (12
semitones per octave x 100).
To learn the function of each
parameter for each
effect, experiment. Drop a note,
link an effect to it and change
The "Try" button lets you listen
to the result of your changes.