Advanced Edit contains many options for editing that
don't fit in any standard editing operations but will be of use to power-users
and more experienced users. They help to accomplish certain tasks quickly.
Screen displays (from top-left to bottom right)
Zap - Deletes All
(starts new song), only Instruments, only Patterns
data, or samples and patterns that are not used and played in the song but
that occupy unnecessary space (this will make the final song file smaller).
& Transforming - If you want to do operations with pattern that
will not affect all pattern data but only specific data you choose, you
can do this here. For example, you might want to copy-paste only note data
but leave effect columns unchanged. For these kind of operations use Masking
& Transforming in the following fashion:
First select the range of operation:
Block/Pattern/Track/Column - Select what you
want to operate upon - marked block, pattern, track or column. Checkboxes (mask) - Here you select what you
want to include or exclude from the operation you are about to perform:
checked data will be included, and unchecked will not. Use this as a filter:
if you want, for example, to clear only effect data - check only effect
values and click Clear.
Now select what you want to do (you can also use keyboard shortcuts for
At/Note - Mirrors notes relative to the selected "center"
note - the more a note is away from the selected "center" note
the more it will be mirrored to the other side. For example: If you select
the center note to be C-4 and have notes C-4, C#4, D-4 mirror will transform
them into C-4, B-3, A#3. If you look at keys on a keyboard A#3 is 2 half
notes away from C-4 (just like D-4 was too but it is on other side of the
C-4 note). So imagine C-4 (or whatever note you selected as center) as the
mirroring axis for the other notes that are on the left or right side of
Transpose - Raises or lowers notes by one half note or a whole octave
(12 half notes)
Humanize - Humanizes (adds small imperfections that make instruments
sound more like they are being played by a human) on volume, pan and effect
Interpolate - Automatically fills missing values between 2 values
that you put in the pattern. If you put, for example, volume at minimum
value at the start of a block and maximum at the end, this command will
insert values in between (i.e. volume values) using linear
(constant difference between two values), logarithmic
or exponential functions.
Transparent - Toggles if the mask (checkboxes) is used or not. If
transparent is enabled only checked items are affected, and if it is disabled
all items are affected regardless of check state.
- Clears, copies or pastes block, pattern or track.
Flip - Flips (mirrors tops with bottoms, i.e. vertically) pattern
Shrink - Compresses pattern data (removes every second line). Use
it for compressing pattern data that has too many empty lines. (note: halve
the BPM to keep the same speed of playback after shrinking).
Expand - Inverse of shrink - adds one empty line between each pattern
line. Use it for expanding pattern data when you want to insert new data
between existing data (double the BPM to keep the same speed of playback
Track settings Copy/Paste/Init - Copy, Paste
or Initialize all Track DSP's and settings like track volume, pan or width.
Use it to apply the same setting to another track.
Instrument Transforming - These operations
are song wide. All of those operations require one or two instruments to
be selected (depending on the action). See (3) Instrument
selector how to select source and target Instruments.
Safe mode - This will prevent note-clipping when using the transpose
functions. Say, if you transpose some notes containing a e-9 and a c-7 by
12 semitones (by using 12 times the +1 transpose) up, c-7 would get c-8
and e-9 would get b-9. To prevent note-clipping we implemented this feature,
so if one note would runs out of range in your whole song, the transpose
action won't be executed.
Transpose - Will transpose the current selected Instrument on all
tracks in the whole song.
Swap - Selected source and target instruments will be swapped in
the whole song. The instrument itself won't be touched, this alters the
instrument assignments in all patterns.
Remap - Similar to swap, except the remapping will be done in one
direction only. All notes which match the selected source instrument will
be remapped to the selected destination instrument.
Delete - This will delete all instrument and Instrument-Effect data
matching the selected Instrument in the whole song on all tracks.
Using Advanced Edit
These edit options are mostly concentrated on speeding up and working with
standard pattern effect commands (numbers). However if you use track envelopes
there are also a few options to get things done more easily.