We are now going to look together
at the software step by step. You are
advised to follow
chapter carefully, and carry out each
A. Launching the software
When you launch the software, you are
asked to select a language. Choose "English".
With Melody Assistant, you can print a
registration form, i.e. order one of our
products, or enter your
registration number (received after you
purchased the software), or
With Harmony Assistant, in evaluation
These choices will not have to
be made with a
registered version of Melody
Assistant, or a complete version
This brings you to the software's main screen.
At the top of the screen is a menu bar
Scattered on the screen are a number of floating
allow quick access to most of the tools.
You can change each floating palette's location
by dragging its title.
the floating palettes’
positions are memorized
each time you quit the software.
They will be recalled next time
Click on its little gray square to close a
floating palette. You can
it appear again by selecting it in the "Windows"
||Tip: Command (Ctrl) key
+ click on a
palette's title to change
its orientation (vertical or
horizontal). The help window can
To do this, drag the little
black rectangle on the window's
are invited to view the "How to setup
palettes to avoid overlapping
with document windows." and "How to create
an user palette. " video
tutorials. ("Windows>Tutorials" menu in
Finally, the main window shows a sample tune,
automatically loaded when the software is started.
To help you learn all the software tools and
a help window (yellow rectangle)
of each object as the cursor runs over them.
The help window also gives the
meaning of menu
titles and options. So place it
where it can be seen even when a
open (for example, at the bottom
of your screen).
B. Listening to a tune
Find the tune playing tools floating
||Note: Since the icons'
can be easily changed by you (see the
General Setup), pictures shown here may be
slightly different from what
you see on your screen.
are invited to view the "Using
another icon set." video
menu in the program).
Start playing a tune
The sample tune is now played. You can stop it by
If you do not stop it, it will stop by itself at
the end of the tune.
The space bar also starts and
stops a tune.