AMCS - the Advanced Music Construction System

EDITING A WAVEFORM INSTRUMENT		the Advance Music Construction System


	Instrument Editor: Editing a Waveform Instrument


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


	The Instrument Editor for a Waveform Instrument 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
playback of the Waveform Instrument will be handled, 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 only.

	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 MIDI Effect
	Instrument Editor: Editing a Waveform 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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