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A. Drag to reorder rows B. Select row (and show Controllers pane) C. Note name (click to audition pitch) D. Note number E. Mute F. Solo G. Incoming MIDI activity indicator H. Shared MIDI channel indicator I. Output J. Step Editor parameter (Event Type picker) K. Velocity L. Duration M. Swing N. Time offset O. Flam P. Output channel
Note Name. This control shows the name of the note to which the row is mapped. Click the note name to audition the pitch. To rename the note, right-click the row and select Rename Note from the pop-up menu.
Note Number. Use this control to specify the row’s input note.
Shared MIDI channel indicator. This indicator lights up if a selected row shares the same MIDI channel as any other row. This is a convenient reminder that any controller events you insert in the row will also affect all other rows that share the same MIDI channel.
Output. Use this control to assign all selected rows to any available software instrument or drum map. You can also access the Map Properties dialog box from the drop-down menu. By default, each row is assigned to the track’s output. If you assign different rows to different outputs, the step sequencer will automatically assign the rows to a new drum map (see Using the Step Sequencer with drum maps).
Channel. Use this control to specify the output channel for all selected rows.
Velocity. Use this control to apply a velocity offset to a pitch. The value range is -127 to +127 and the default value is 0.
Duration. The Duration knob controls how long each note is held. The value range is 0 to 100% and the default value is 100% (hold each note for its full duration).
Swing. The Swing knob controls the amount of swing that is applied to the sequence. The value range is 0 to 100% and the default value is 50% (no swing).
Time offset. This knob lets you apply a time offset to all steps in a row. This is very useful for fine-tuning the rhythm of a pattern. The value range is -50% to 50% and the default value is 50% (no swing).
Flam. This knob lets you adjust the timing of any flammed notes. A flam is a quiet “grace” note that is added to the beginning of a louder “primary” note, resulting in a fuller sounding note when played almost simultaneously. The value range is -50% to 50%. With a value of 50%, the flam is hit exactly in the middle of the step. See To add/remove a flam.