Alternative ways of handling voices

Below we suggest further “advanced” ways of putting notes into voices. This is based on the relation between voices and MIDI channels, so please make sure that you understand how this connection works.

  • You can use the Logical Editor to put notes into voices, based on other more complex criteria, like for example their pitch and length. This is done by setting up the Logical Editor so that the notes that meet the criteria get their MIDI channel changed to that of their voice.

  • When you enter notes using step input you can change the MIDI channel on your input device and directly enter notes into separate voices.

  • You can play back each voice on a different MIDI channel, simply by setting the track to Any. This can be used as a convenient way of “proof-hearing” each voice separately.

  • You can use the Input Transformer to assign a certain key range to a MIDI channel, and thereby automatically put notes into voices when recording.

  • For brass and vocals, you might record each voice on its own track, and use the “Merge All Staves” function to automatically copy each recording to a separate voice on a new track.

  • When you have assigned parts to voices, you can use the Extract Voices function to create one track out of each voice.