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The Matrix (aka “Home Screen”)

The Matrix shows you an overview and is our default view for all 10 Tracks with any Clips of Audio Loops or Midi Patterns from a topdown perspective.

Above the Track cells T1-T10, it shows you 10 Scenes A-J, which share the main Tracks T1-T10, but can hold different Clip information.

Default means clicking on the Sketch name in the navibar brings you back here.
Everything is quickly accessible, sounds can be added or edited per Track, Mixer adjusted, recording clips started.

On the left side there are switchable View Modes:
The default view mode is Track.
It shows you the tracks current playback mode, which could be Synth, Sample or Loop. Sample mode has two submodes, Trig or Splice.

On the right side there are 3 Copy/Paste/Remove buttons, which work depending on what part is currently active/highlighted/selected.
There is e.g. a “COPY Track” button, which can be used to transfer the oomplete state of a track to another track and then continue with either or re-use the current track.
To do this, simply click on Copy, then click on any other track cell and see “Paste”.

Clip Cells:
The color of the clip cell indicates its status, that is black when it is empty, dark grey if there is an audio clip or if it has been associated with a Midi Pattern and light grey if it should be playing when playback is started. To change the state of a Clip from playing to Mute, simply “double-click” quickly on any clip cell.

In the detailed bottom view, you can either load an audio clip from the filebrowser, wipe any clip, change the clips parameters or visually move the loop to align with the waveform start and endpoints.
For midi patterns, you see a preview of the bar length and possibly contained notes. Clicking on that pattern preview brings you to the sequencer (Note: the Sequencer, while syncing the state of what is currently hearable in the Scene playback, is independent of that Scene when opened, so one can still program and solo Patterns when using the Sequencer view. So a previously muted part I or II can become active once it is viewed and edited in sequencer view).

Recording: The big white round button is the Record button. Simply click and everything you hear from the current active sound is recorded. That is not the audio of other clips or the metronome, but only all the sounds of the current selected track sounds. After recording, a wav file is saved, which contains also all the sound info of all layers with FX that have been recorded. It is planned later to be able to restore that information to the current track, so any shared audio clip can be “restored”, so people can continue to play with that sound without manually restoring it.

The Mixer shows the volume of recorded audio clips, and the input gain of the associated synth sounds in a smaller line next to it.
If you want to change the volume of the synth sounds, click on the Track header to access the Combinator stack to adjust each synth layer individually.