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Owner’s Manual for Adat Edit

Version 1.0

February 1999

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Owner’s Manual

Authors:

Peter Gorges, Jan-FriedrichConrad, Ronald

 

Bias, Thorsten Adam

Translation:

Bernie Hurst, Matt Bell, Ruthven Martinus

Editing:

Jeff Bohnhoff, Robert Hunt, Joel Heppting,

 

David Dvorin, David Freeman

Layout:

Fabian Schmid, Ronald Bias, Thorsten Adam,

 

Uwe Senkler

© 1999 by

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Address:

Emagic Inc.

 

13348 Grass Valley Ave.

 

Building C, Suite 100

 

Grass Valley, CA 95945

 

USA

Tel:

+530 477 1051

Fax:

+530 477 1052

Net:

http://www.emagic.de

eMail:

info@emagicusa.com

All Rights Reserved. All Trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Features

Chapter 2

Getting Started

Chapter 3

Tutorial

Chapter 4

Operation

Chapter 5

Transport Functions

Chapter 6

Arrange Window

Chapter 7

Audio Basics

Chapter 8

Working with Audio in the Arrange Window

Chapter 9

The Mixer

Chapter 10

The Event Editor

Chapter 11

The Matrix Editor

Chapter 12

The Score Editor

Chapter 13

The Sample Editor

Chapter 14

Synchronization, Video and Midi Files

Chapter 15

Reference: Key Commands and Use of Mouse

Chapter 16

Menu Reference

Chapter 17

Audio Recording Tips

Glossary

Index

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Chapter 1

Features

 

1.1

Adat Edit is… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Multitrack Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Flexible Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Automatic Notation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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GM Supported . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Graphical Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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About this Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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The Tutorial Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Chapter 2

Getting Started

 

2.1

Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Getting Started With Adat Edit . . . . . . . . . . .

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Selecting the Midi Out Port in the Program 31

 

Testing the Midi Connection . . . . . . . . . .

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Test the Midi Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Adat Edit and Multitasking . . . . . . . . . . .

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Launching Adat Edit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Launch Adat Edit Automatically . . . . . . . .

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2.2

Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Launching Adat Edit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Choose Midi Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Midi Time Piece . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Testing the Midi Connection . . . . . . . . . .

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Test the Midi-Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Autoload Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Start Adat Edit automatically . . . . . . . . . .

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MacOs/Win: Differences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Keyboard and Mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Key Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.40

 

Exchanging Songs Between Mac and PC .

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Main Menu Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.41

Chapter 3

Tutorial

 

3.1

Adapting the Tutorial Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Load the Tutorial Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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General Midi Tone Generator . . . . . . . . . .

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Non GM, Multi-TimbralTone Generators

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Sounds and Midi Channels . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Drum Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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3.2

Starting the Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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3.3

Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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3.4

Tracks and Sequences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Information Track and Instruments . . . . . . . . . .

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Transport Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Start Song Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Display Current Song Position . . . . . . . . . .

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Zoom a Window Excerpt . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Cycle Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Solo and Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Quantize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Loops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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The Toolbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Mouse Arrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Undo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Copies of Sequences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Scissors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Transposition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Your First Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Song Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Let’s Record! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Saving the Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Event List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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3.8

Matrix Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Score Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Display Parameter Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Key Signature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Page Edit View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Arrange-Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Track Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Audio Tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Create Audio tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Mixer with Audio Channels . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Importing Audio File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Sample Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Internal Audio Effects in the Mixer . . . . . .

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