The Composer's Time Line lets you compose your music by arranging clips on a time line.
Here is how it works:
- You can create a new clip by double-clicking and dragging the desired clip length.
Then you have the choice for an Audio Clip, a Sequence Clip or an Automation Clip although sometimes MuLab will make this decission for you based on the track target module.
- A double-click in the empty space between the cycle markers creates a new clip there.
- Double-click a clip to open its editor.
By default that will be the docked editor.
Alt + double-click a clip to open the editor in a floating window.
Note that this behaviour can be reversed via the "Standard Floating Clip Editors" preference.
- Pasting clips happens at the 'focused position', that is the position where you last clicked the mouse or pressed a key. (eg a 'Paste' shortcut key)
- To pan/zoom the editor, use the standard editor navigation methods.
- Via the timebar's context menu, you can add as many markers as you want.
- You can also Ctrl+click the timebar to create a new marker.
- You can drag & drop audio files and MIDI files.
- You can set a composition's time signature via its context menu i.e. right-click on the time bar -> Set Time Signature.
You can set it to 2/4, 3/4, 4/4 etc.
So how to do e.g. 7/8? It means that there are 7 1/8th notes in a bar.
As MuLab only supports n/4 time signatures, you could set number of beats per bar to 7 and work on double tempo.
- The Grid Panel at the bottom-right lets you select the current grid.
It also has a switch to quickly turn on/off the current grid.
To rename, add, edit, remove or open/save preset grids, click the grids' options button.
Details on the Grids doc page.