AMCS - the Advanced Music Construction System

EDITING A WAVEFORM EFFECT		the Advance Music Construction System


	Instrument Editor: Editing a Waveform Effect


	This part of the documentation explains how the Instrument Editor for a
Waveform Effect is used. This section allows for a Waveform Effect to have
attributes and Samples manipulated either with the system static or whilst


	The Instrument Editor for a Waveform Effect is similar to editing a
Waveform Instrument except the display relates to either a modulation or the
Effect Path depending on the type of effect selected.

	The editor consists of a view area of a multiple of 256 Samples
dependent on the current display scale. A vertical yellow line indicates the
current Cursor position within the Waveform and this can be moved around with
the keyboard, mouse, Cursor Panel or the Function Panel. If the Cursor attempts
to move past the view area it will scroll in the same direction to expose more
of the Waveform for editing.

	Using the keyboard to move the Cursor whilst the control key is held
will move the Cursor a multiple of 16 Samples, this is the same as using the
multiple move left or right buttons on the Cursor Panel. Keyboard home key and
the Cursor Panel home left button will set the Cursor to the first Sample in the
Waveform and the keyboard end key and the Cursor Panel end button will relocate
the Cursor to the last Sample in the Waveform.

	Either holding the shift key whilst moving the Cursor with the keyboard
or pressing and holding the left mouse key will begin the process of selecting a
Sample range, this will continue until the key is released. The selection will
be indicated by the range of Samples showing as dimmed on the display. The same
process with the Cursor near either end of the selection will cause the
selection to either contract or extend depending on the whether the Cursor is
moving inward or outward the mid point of the highlighted area. Selecting past
the view area will cause a scroll and the selection to continue beyond the view.

	Other coloured vertical lines indicate the various attributes on how the
Waveform Effect is processed, with the colour green signifying the trigger start
of the Waveform, the colour red as the ending of the Waveform, white as the
beginning of a loop and the colour blue as the end of a loop. Not all markers
will be visible unless set and there is also a play position marker which is an
inverse vertical line only seen during playback which is for reference purpose

	Waveform Instrument, Effects and Functions are interchangeable in
content, this can be performed by copying content from the source Instrument,
switching to the destination Instrument and pasting into it.


	Instrument Editor: Overview
	Instrument Editor: Editing a Waveform Instrument
	Instrument Editor: Editing a MIDI Effect
	Instrument Editor: Editing a MIDI Function
	Instrument Editor: Editing a Waveform Function
	Instrument Editor: Function Panel
	Side Bar: Cursor Panel
	Instrument Editor: Keyboard
	General: Glossary

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