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Text Position

Like all other events, text can be moved with the mouse. This method is recommended. Anotherway is to numerically edit the vertical and horizontal position of the text in the Event Parameter box. You can also change the staff that the text is associated with in the Event Parameter box.

Stave

This shows the number of the stave

 

that the text is associated with. The

 

position display will always calculate

 

position relative to this stave. You

 

can easily change the stave number

 

that the text is associated with by

 

changing this value. If you set this

 

number to a value higher than the

 

total number of staves in the song,

 

the text will disappear.

vert. pos

This is the vertical position of the

 

lower text corner relative to the

 

uppermost line of the stave.

hor. pos

This is the horizontal position of the

 

left edge of the text, relative to the

 

first note in the stave.

Lyrics

Lyrics are different than normal text, in that they are tied to notes:

Syllables will be directly assigned to notes, and will move with the notes, as they are moved.

Distance between the notes will adjust, to accomodate the length of lyric syllables tied to them.

Here’s how to insert lyrics:

1.First, choose the “A” symbol in the Part Box.

2.Select Lyric, and while holding the mouse button down,

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drag the pointer under the first noteon which you would like to enter lyrics.

The cursor and the Information Line will begin flashing.

3.Enter the text for the first note.

4.Press T to jump to the next note.

5.End lyric input by clicking on R.

Lyrics can be edited, copied or moved just like normal text.

12.16 Page Edit View

 

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Printing a Score on the PC

Full Page View of a Score

The Page Edit View is probably familiar to you from word processing or graphics programs. Adat Edit provides a full page view of the entire score, and displays this on the screen as it will look on printout (WYSISYG). In thePage Edit View, notes can be edited, just as in the normal view.

Switching Page Edit and Normal View

Clicking on the “Page Edit” button, next to the Midi Out button, will toggle between normal and Page Edit view.

Page Edit view is not only useful for displaying the entirescore, but it is also helpful for working with longer passages. More measures can be shown in the same amount of screen space in the Page Edit view, than in the normal view.

Scrolling through Page Edit View

Scroll with the vertical scrollbar, and the page number will appear in the top left-handcorner of the page.

Printer and Page Edit View

The Page Edit view conforms to the page layout settings for your printer. It takes such things as paper size into account, when calculating the display. Therefore, your printer must be installed, and configured, before Page Edit view can really work as it should. The position of notes, and text displayed on the screen wiill match the printout.

12.17 Printing a Score on the PC

The parameters for printout under Windows are relatively simple, because Adat Edit uses the system printer settings. Because of this, Adat Edit will work with any graphics capable printer installed in the system under “Printers.”

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Print Menu

To set the page range to be printed, go to the ilocal menu bar, and select Print > Parameter. There will be a field for the first page, and another for the last.

To start printing, select Print > Start Printing.

Configuring the System for Adat Edit

Normally, the printer need not be configured especially for Adat Edit, but when the printout is not optimal, or if an error message appears, the problem may be one of the following:

RAM

In order to print, Adat Edit requires a great deal of RAM. If the computer only has 4 MB of RAM, problems can occur when printing out larger documents. If this occurs,

reduce reserved memory on the RAM disk or in Smartdrive--neither are used by Adat Edit

close all other programs

print the document out in segments

add more RAM to the computer.

Resolution

Theoretically, Adat Edit can work with any resolution that the printer offers. It is important to be aware that the values for vertical and horizontal resolution should be identical, and when not set properly, the printout may be distorted. Select a resolution where the horizontal and vertical values are as close to the same as possible.

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Printing a Score on the Macintosh

12.18 Printing a Score on the

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The type and printing options are assigned differently with the

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Selecting the Font

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Here is how to select the font in the Macintosh version:

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Open the Score editor, either by double-clickinga

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sequence, or by pressing C3.

 

 

2. In the local menu bar, select Options > Score Font.

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The Score Font window will open, where the font, point size,

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Here is how page parameters such as paper size and orientation

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1. In the main menu select File > Page Setup.

 

The Page Setup window for the printer will appear.

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2. Set the options as needed.

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Chapter 13

The Sample Editor

13.1 The Sample Editor

The Sample editor offers tools that alow you to make changes to the audio files you have recorded or imported into your song. These edits are “destructive” in that the actual audio data is affected by the functions. This is in contrast to the non destructive editing described in earlier chapters, where working with audio in the Arrange window was stressed. The Sample Editor provides a detailed display of the audio waveform, and provides tools used for manipulating the data directly. The Sample editor is opened by double clicking on a region in the Arrange window. If the underlying audio file is longer than the region selected, only the portion of the file encompassed by the region will be highlighted when the Sample editor opens– this is practical, because then all changes made will only affect this selection.

It’s a good idea to make backup copies of your files before doing any sample editing. This way, if you make an unwise edit, you can recover your original recording.

How to create a backup copy of the audio files:

-Select any operation from Functions, in the menu bar of the Sample Editor.

-A dialog box will appear, asking if you would like to make a backup of the file. Click the button labeled Yes.

The Functions menu offers many tools for manipulating audio files. For example,Normalize raises the level of an audio file to the maximum possible level, without clipping. WithChange Gain, you can increase or decrease the output level of the file by a percentage.Fade In and Fade Out create smooth fades over

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the selected span of the file. Silence replaces the selected data with digital silence. Invert reverses the phase of audio files. Reverse swaps the start and end, causing the file to play backwards.Trim removes the selected section of the file from the hard drive. Remove DC offset centers the waveform on the zero amplitude axis, correcting for errors induced by the audio hardware.

To set the ruler in the Sample Edit window to display the waveform position relative to bars and beats in the song, select

in the local menu bar.

13.2 Layout of the Sample Editor

1 The overview displays the entire audio file.

2In the selection parameter field, the starting point and the length of the selected area are displayed.

3Catch (“walking man”) will cause the waveform display to

update to the current position, when the Play Position Line reaches the right edge of the window.

4 Amplitude scale (by percentage or 16 bit decimals).

5Overview of the currently visible segment in the Waveform Display.

6 Detailed Waveform Display.

 

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7 Play Position line (can also be seen in the overview).

8Telescope control sets the zoom level of the Waveform Display.

9 In the upper left hand corner of the horizontal time line, the name of the region and then the name of the audio file !≠ The start point, anchor, and end point of the region (from

left to right). These can be moved with the mouse.

13.3 Display

Overview

The “Overview Display” appears between the title list and the measure ruler in the Sample Edit window. This will always show the complete length of the actual audio file, not affected by the zoom setting (Telescope symbol). It is important to note that a proportion of the time axle will not be provided here: in the Overview Display, a 0.3 second-longkickdrum takes up the same area as a song passage that lasts 15 minutes.

During playback, the actual position is shown by a line that moves in real time – in the Overview as well as in the Waveform Display.

The actual selection will also be depicted in the Overview.

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The selection currently shown in the Waveform display will be boxed in with a dotted line.

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Overview display: the dotted lines box in 1 the current section in the Waveform display window. The selection 2 is also shown.

Overview Functions

A short click on the Overview display will display this area in the Waveform display.

A long click starts playback after this point. When the mouse button is released, playback will stop.

A double click starts control playback after the position that has been clicked on.

Relationship between the Windows

Basically, The Catch and Link keys work exactly as they do in other Editor windows.

 

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