Advanced Controls 3 - Mute, Solo and Context-driven Playback
Mute and Solo
At any time you can either mute the current Track or solo it. The current
Track refers to the one you are currently editing and is always shown in the
bottom-left information display:
is the Track and
is the row of the Track your cursor was last on.
You can mute/solo a track from ANY editor page.
|To mute/unmute the current Track from within any editor page||hold B then tap SELECT|
|To solo/unsolo the current Track from within any editor page||hold B then tap START|
When a Track is muted you will hear no audio output from it. You'll see that the VU meter associated with the Track will stop responding and the status light underneath will be grey instead of green.
When a Track is soloed, audio output will only be heard from that Track. You'll see that all the other VU meters are no longer responding, their corresponding status lights will be grey and the current track's status light will be blinking red.
As well as using the method described in Basic Controls (SELECT + START) to play your Song from the first step, there are several other ways you can play your music.
These context-driven playback modes are all controlled with the
|Song Editor||pressing START causes Song playback to start from cursor position and each Track will loop back to where you started it when an empty cell '--' is reached.|
|Chain Editor||pressing START plays only the current Chain on the current Track, which loops when an empty cell, '--' is reached|
|Pattern Editor||pressing START loops only the current Pattern on the current Track|
|All Other Editors||pressing START loops only the Pattern on the current Track that was last accessed by the Pattern Editor|
When starting playback from the Song editor, because playback starts from (and loops back to) the step your cursor is on as opposed to the very first Song step, this means that you can actually define loops within your Song, Song-In-A-Song!
For example, consider this hypothetical (truncated) Song layout:
If you start the Song with the cursor on step
But if you start the Song with the cursor on step