Style editor: Simple editing
Go to menu Window => Style Editor. Open style CountryBallad.
Place a checkmark at the "All tracks" option.
Change the tempo to 200 and click on Play.
That is an easy way to adjust the tempo when you think it is too slow or too fast.
Change the tempo back to 99.
Click on Play again.
Drag the knobs in the column V up and down and notice how you can change the volume of drums, bass, guitar, piano and strings.
Use the Undo option in the Edit menu a couple of times to set volumes back as they where.
Click in the instruments column in channel 13.
Change the instrument from 25-Acoustic guitar to 11-Vibraphone.
Click on Play.
Notice that the guitar track is now played with a vibraphone.
Right-click in the events column in channel 12
Select Events List. You will see the events in channel 12.
Click on the Play button in the Events List.
The notes are played unchanged without chord transposition. You can edit the style notes here and in the staff and pianoroll view, the same way as you would edit a MIDI file in the Sequencer windows.
Go to menu Edit => Track: Drum note conversion.
Select drumnote C3 in the table.
On the right side, change "New" from C3 to F#5.
Place a checkmark in "In all variations".
Click on "Apply" and on "Exit".
Back in the Style editor click on "Play".
All the C3 notes have been replaced by F#5 notes. If you find a style with drumnotes that don't sound to good, then you can use this function to replace them all at once.
Go to menu Edit => Undo Drumnote conversion.
Change the variation from "Main A" to "Fill In AA".
Click on "All tracks" to remove the checkmark.
Click on the channel number 10 to activate this channel, And click on Play.
We are going to add a note at the end of the fill in.
Right click on the events column in row 10 and select Event List.
Click on the last note on the list and press insert.
There is now an extra note, click on its value1 and value2 and change it to A4 and 127.
Close the eventlist and press play, there is now a loud crash at the end.
Go to menu Window => Sequencer => Main/Recorder.
Open MIDI file Lime Juice Tub.
Go to menu Edit => Copy events.
Click on include None, specify Bars 5 thru 8, place checkmarks at channel 10 and Notes and click OK.
Go back to the Style Editor window.
Change the variation to "Main A"
Click on channel 10 to activate it.
Go to menu Edit => Track: Clear and click on OK.
Go to menu Edit => Track: Paste Events and click on OK.
Click on Play.
You will hear the variation played with a different drum track. This is an easy way to rip tracks from a MIDI file.
Activate channel 16 by clicking on it's number.
Place a checkmark at the Record option.
Click on play.
Improvise a guitar pattern on your MIDI keyboard controller while the bars 1 thru 4 are repeated.
Look at the bars and beat that are displayed. When you have completed a pattern from bar 1 thru 4 that sounds decent then click on stop.
The last repeat that contained musicnotes is kept.
Click on Play.
You will hear the style with the track that you added.
Drag the volume knob up and down while Playing and the Record option is still active.
Click on Stop and on Play.
Notice that the volume of the track goes up and down. When you use the knobs while recording, then the changes of the levels will be recorded, not just the final level.