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.

Assign Function

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 window.

Assign Voice

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.

Assign Preset

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 voice" functions.

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).

Assign Menu

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.

Assign Chord

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 keyboard.

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.

Cut Action

The key will be emptied.

Paste Action.

The previously cut action is assigned to this key. If that was a menu then all the menu actions are include too.