Phrase Editor

Editing parameters in full detail

To open this editor, double-click on an instrument name, or into the empty area of a Parameter View, or on a Parameter Outlet.

Double-click anywhere in the empty area to close the editor.

All commands are applied to the entire parameter data if no selection is currently established. For example, you can click into a Parameter View and then use the arrow keys to transpose all values. Be sure to deselect any Span selection first before you do so.


Span: Selects a horizontal range of the parameter. A span with zero length shows as a vertical line and includes exactly one position.
Chord: Selects one or more chords in a progression.
Pointer: Select a segment in a Figure, or a data point in any other parameter. You can move, transpose, stretch, and compress a selection.
Symbol: Select individual symbols of a Figure segment.
Line: Draws values along a straight line based on the current grid. If drawing of duplicates is disabled, grid positions may be skipped depending on the angle of the line.
Click once to add a single value.
Hold Shift when you begin drawing in order to add parallel values to polyphonic parameters like Velocity.
Find workflow tips on drawing phrases here.
Freehand: Draw any curve or shape you like. Otherwise the same considerations apply as for the Line tool.
Cutter: Split objects under the mouse.
Eraser: Delete objects under the mouse.
Mute: Mute individual Figure symbols you click on.
Gestalt: Shape parameter data along a curve while preserving its fine-grained structure. You can use this to gradually transpose controller data or alter dynamics over time. It works for Figure as well.
Duplicates: Enable this to allow multiple equal values to be drawn in a row. Disable it to prevent redundant controller data or repeated symbols from appearing on a horizontal line.
Double-click to remove duplicate values from the current selection or parameter.
Accidentals: Enable this to allow flat or sharp symbols to be drawn with the Line tool or Freehand tool. Figure segments with accidentals will render chromatic melodic runs where the segment properties and Interpretation settings allow this.
Double-click to remove accidentals from symbols by rounding them to the nearest diatonic step.
Grid (Outlet)
Drop or paste any parameter here to make all subsequent drawing snap to the steps it implies. For example, drop a Figure to make all drawing snap to it.
Right-click to select from tuplets, combined grids and user-defined templates.
Delete it to remove the grid.
Open a pop-up menu for options how to apply the grid to the current selection or parameter. Also allows the grid to be shown or hidden.
1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 32
Grid: Set the grid to a fixed note length.
Double-click to quantize selected objects to that grid.
Work without any grid in full MIDI resolution.
Snap to positions of already existing values. Useful if you want to add parallel values to a polyphonic parameter or replace them while preserving rhythm.
H, V, C, P, B, R
Symbol Type: Select the type of symbol to draw.
Double-click to change all selected symbols to that type.
Playing Range: Select the playing range for new segments.
Double-click to apply the playing range to selected segments.
Hyper Edit: Switch to a mode where you can edit the inherent Velocity, Length and Step of a Figure as if they were actual parameters.
Zoom: Zoom to fit all contents. Right-click or hold Ctrl while you click to switch between zoom memories A and B.
Click Board: Open an additional toolbar for various high-level editing functions to apply to the current selection or entire parameter data.
Text Input: Read and write data values with the keyboard. Some parameters support this. Polyphonic values are enclosed in parentheses.

Edit existing values by selecting them with the Span tool. Type one or more values into the input field and the span will be filled accordingly.

Length Input
Set a desired length of the parameter as a duration expression.


Container Caption
When the Structure View is closed, a caption appears in its place, bearing the name of the selected container.
Double-click on the caption to open the Structure View again.
Right-click or Click-and-hold on the caption to select another container from a menu.
Instrument Headers
When the Track Sheet is closed, the list of instrument headers appears left of the phrase editor where you can select any instrument you want to edit.
Double-click on the caption to open the Track Sheet again.
The gray button at the top of all instrument headers indicates which instrument is being displayed in the background.
Right-click or Click-and-hold on the caption to select another instrument to show up in the background.

Double-click on the caption to switch to that instrument.