Assign actions to keys in the Live window
When you right click on one of the keys/buttons displayed in
the Live Window then a menu will popup with action types that
can be assigned to this key. If the key already has an action
then its type will be checked in the popup menu.
When you select this menu option a list of available
functions will appear. While you browse thru the list the
description for each function will appear. Among them are
functions to switch style variations and change loudness
(volume). Functions are labeled in black color in the Live
An alphabetical list of multivoices will appear. They are
defined in the Voices editor and will provide autoharmony and
up to 4 instrument voices when playing melody. Voices are
labeled in green color.
A window will appear to define the preset settings. Presets
are labeled in pink and can contain all the settings that you
need to play a particular song. Most important of course the
style and multivoice. You can define which settings should be
overwritten when the preset is activated by checking or
unchecking them. But if you have one setting (e.g.
transposition) checked in some of your presets then it would
be wise to check them in all the other presets as well.
Otherwise this setting would be random depending on the
setting of what was previously played. At least check voice1
and the tempo.
Voices 2, 3 and 4 are extra voices that you can use in one
song. They can be activated with the 4 "Preset
You can type or cut and paste song text with chords that will
be displayed in the lyrics viewer in the Live window.
Instead of a style you can also select a MIDI- or karaokefile
to play when the preset is selected. If Karaoke file is
selected then the text will be shown with highlighting in the
lyrics view of the Live window. Some of the functions to
control the tempo, transposition and accomp volume will work
both when a style or MIDI file is playing
When you assign a preset to a key that already was a preset
then all its previously defined settings will be presented.
If it was not then all the values of the current settings are
presented. If you wish to assign all the current settings to
a key that already is a preset then empty the key first
(right click, cut action).
Specify the label for the menu that will be displayed in
brown color. The auto return option determines wether you
return to the previous menu after a key in the menu is
activated. E.g. in the default main menu the Presets menu is
autoreturn and the Chords&Notes menu is not. After
pressing OK you will be presented with a Live Window where
all the keys are empty (unless you assigned a key that
already was a menu) except for the escape key which is by
default the exit function for each menu. In this menu you can
again assign actions to keys.
Specify a chord by selecting its rootnote and chordtype. Bass
chords can be defined too (e.g. C7/G). Chords are labeled in
red and allow you to play chords live on the computer
Assign Note (not in Linux version)
Pick a note from the list. Notes are labeled in light blue
and enable you to play melody on the computer keyboard.
The key will be emptied.
The previously cut action is assigned to this key. If that
was a menu then all the menu actions are include too.