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10.5 Event List

To view and edit detailed MIDI events, meta events, note events, controllers, program changes, key and time signatures, etc. in a selected track,

a. Press the MIDI button of the Navigator or in the menu, select

View > New MIDI View or Window > Event List.

b. Choose Event List from the Type pull-down menu

c. Select a track to view and press OK.

The Event List displays every MIDI event of the selected track:

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FIGURE 10 - 21: Event List


Select what event types are displayed in the Event List by checking or un-checking the Event Type boxes along the top of the Event List.

To scroll the Event List display during playback, check the “Scroll when playing” box in the Event List window.

To page from track to track, click on Track Paging buttons in the Toolbar.


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10.5.1 Changing parameters of selected notes


To change parameters of a group of selected notes:

Click in any of the columns to change the parameters of an existing MIDI event or double click in the Type column of a Note Event to open the Note On window.


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FIGURE 10 - 22: Note On window


The Note On window, like the Note Event window, allows for adjustment of an individual note’s parameters: Channel, Time, Duration, Pitch, and Velocity.


10.5.2 Inserting note events


To insert new events in the Event List view,

a. Click the Event you want the Note to follow. Select New from the upper left- hand corner of the Event List. The Create New Event window will open.

b. Scroll to Note On in the Event Type menu.

c. Press OK.

d. A Note On event will be inserted into the Event List.

e. Enter the Voice, Time, Duration, and Pitch of the new event by clicking in the corresponding columns or double-click in the Type column to open the Note On window.

10.5.3 Editing Key, Time and Tempo

Click in any column to make changes to any existing MIDI events. To insert a new tempo, key, or time signature click the event you want the new event to follow. Press the New but- ton. The Create New Event window will open.


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FIGURE 10 - 23: Create New Event window


Use the scroll bar to select Meta Event. A Meta Event is a MIDI file instruction. Scroll through the Event Subtype window to choose Tempo, Time Signature, or Key Signature. Press OK. Use the Other column to select the new tempo, time signature, or key signature OR double-click in the Type column to open an event-specific window. You may type in a new value.


10.5.4 Inserting Non-Note Events

Any MIDI event that is not a note-on or note-off event is a non-note event. This includes MIDI Control Changes, Program Changes, Channel Pressure, Pitch Bend information, and Meta Events.

To insert a non-note event in the Event List view:

a. Select the event you want the non-note event to follow.

b. Press the New button. The New Event window will open.

c. Use the Event Type menu to select the event to be added.

NOTE: Some events, such as Control Change and Meta Event, have Subtype event list- ings. Choose one if applicable.

d. Press OK.


• Program Changes

Program Change inserts a MIDI event that changes the instrument playback for a given channel / voice.


To insert a Program Change of the voice/channel in Create New Event:

a. Program Change is the default New Event, so simply press OK. The selected Program Change will be inserted into the Event List.

b. Use the Voice pull-down menu to designate the voice to which the Program

Change applies.

c. Use the Other pull-down menu to select a new instrument.


• Control Changes

Control Changes send adjustable parameters to your selected MIDI device i.e., vibrato, hold, volume, pan, effects, etc. You can add specific changes to these controls from within SmartScore’s Event List. To find out more about what each control change will do, refer to the user’s manual of your MIDI device.


• Meta Events

Meta Events are MIDI file instructions written to the MIDI file. They provide information such as file and track headers, SMPTE code, tempo, key and time signatures, etc. and can be added to any MIDI file using SmartScore’s Event List