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Channels and MIDI

MIDI Channel

A MIDI channel contains MIDI events. Strictly bound to the sequencer, you can't trigger a MIDI channel manually as you would do with a Sample channel. The main sequencer must be running if you want to play a MIDI channel.

By clicking on the main button Main button you will be able to edit MIDI events as well as doing further operations. You can add a new MIDI channel by clicking on the button on top of each column.

Anatomy of a MIDI Channel

A MIDI channel is made of several components. From left to right:

  • Play button Play button — starts and stops the channel;

  • Arm button Arm button — arms the channel for recording;

  • Main button Main button — shows the channel name and allows many operations on it. More information in the paragraph below;

  • Mute button Mute button — mutes the channel;

  • Mute button Solo button — solo mode. Only this channel will be audible;

  • FX button FX button — display the plug-ins window;

  • Volume dial Volume dial — controls the channel volume.

The MIDI channel main button

Clicking on a MIDI channel main button reveals a pop-up menu with several options available:

MIDI Channel button menu

  • Edit actions — opens the Action Editor;

  • Clear actions — deletes all recorded actions from this channel:

  • Set keyboard input — binds keys to channel;

  • Setup MIDI input — binds MIDI events to channel. More information in the MIDI input management chapter;

  • Setup MIDI output — enables MIDI output from this channel. More information in the MIDI output management chapter;

  • Rename — changes the channel name;

  • Clone — adds a new channel by making a full copy of the current one;

  • Delete — removes the channel from the column. All MIDI actions will be deleted as well.

MIDI Channel statuses

  • Chan status off Off — the channel is stopped;

  • Chan status wait Wait/ending (blinking) — the channel is waiting for the first beat to start or is about to stop;

  • Chan status wait Play (fixed) — the channel is active and playing.

Keyboard interactions

MIDI channels are playable by clicking on the channel play button Play button or by pressing the corresponding keyboard/MIDI button if bound:

click on play button Play buttonwait, then start or stop on the next first beat
shift + click on play button Play buttonimmediate stop
click on mute button Mute buttonmute