Updated July 19, 2014
TRACK PROPERTIES dialog
The dialog contains the following controls:
|NAME||Sets the name of the track.|
Sets the pattern length, which cannot be less than four beats or greater than 64 beats.It is permissible to assign different lengths to tracks in the same loop, and this provides an easy way to create polyrhythms. For a two-against-three rhythm, create one pattern four beats long, another six beats long, and set the loop repeat length to twelve; the loop will repeat the first track three times and the second twice before restarting both at the same time.
|(SCALE tonic)||Opens the SCALE TONIC dialog, which you can use to set the pattern's tonic note. Changing the tonic transposes the pattern, shifting the pitch of each step by a constant amount. Because the intervals between steps are maintained, this leaves the basic character of melodies and chords unchanged.|
Pitches are represented as rows in the LOOP STEPS dialog. Tapping this control lets you change the scale or mode of the track; this presents a different set of pitches in the LOOP STEPS view, and it also modulates set steps to fit the new scale or mode. This changes the character of melodies and harmonies without changing the tonic note.
Different scales and modes contain different numbers of notes: