M9 Docs   Composer Time Line

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.

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