Once you are displaying a process output with timing and pitch blocks, you can select parts of the audio to adjust in four ways, using the Selector tool:
- To select one note or non-pitched block - LEFT CLICK on the note, transition or non-pitched block to select it.
- To select a range of notes and/or non-pitched blocks - LEFT CLICK anywhere in the track and hold the LEFT mouse button down, then Drag the cursor to an end position (a "lasso" function) to select all elements within the box.
- Or, LEFT CLICK on a note pitch block, press SHIFT and LEFT CLICK a different note block to select all the notes from first LEFT CLICK to second LEFT CLICK.
- To select ALL note and non-pitch blocks in a Warp Region or Warp process, RIGHT CLICK, choose Select and from menu at right that appears click Select All.
The range of notes and non-pitched blocks and silence regions selected will become one block of values (as shown above as "Selected Values" that can be manipulated together at the same time, in ways that depend on the signal content of each type of audio blocks within and the Time and Vertical lock switches shown above. For now, we will assume the Time and Vertical lock switches are OFF.
You can audition audio in a looped fashion while you are manipulating time and pitch, to hear the effect. If background processing is turned on it will attempt to keep up with the changes you make, and with the effects of the various tools described below.
The selected blocks behave like a position dependent tool selection menu. In other words, as you move the mouse cursor around or in the block, the cursor will change shape to show you what "tool" can be used to modify the signal and in which directions the block can be manipulated.
In many cases, neighbouring blocks can stop sideways movement unless they become included in a Group of Blocks. These can be made by LEFT CLICKing a first Block as an anchor point, and then holding down the SHIFT key and LEFT CLICKing on the "last" Block to include in the new Group of Blocks. This operation can be done repeatedly down the timeline. The example right (second image) shows a Group has been made of the two larger Pitch Blocks in the centre of the first image.
The different Cursor Shapes and associated movements are relatively self-explanatory, but will be described for completeness. In images below of blocks with a white dot opposite the cursor, the dot is an anchor point for the movement.
Below, move block up and down in pitch and sideways in time (shown later). Hold down the alt/option key to constrain vertical movements to the notes of the current musical scale.
Below, move Left Edge of Block right or left and time expand or compress the signal.
Below, right Edge has been moved left to compress the duration.
Below, bottom Edge has moved upward.
Below, top edge has moved down
Below, edge joining an Unpitched block (shown blue in left image) has been dragged right (shown right), making right Pitched block narrower and left Unpitched block longer.
Below, the upper corner can be dragged both up and down and left and right.
Unpitched block below can be moved right or left (not up or down).
If the Horizontal Lock is on, the pitch block can only be moved up or down as shown by the cursor.