Once selected, blocks/notes (or groups of them) can be adjusted in time or pitch in various ways, using the Selector tool. The cursor shapes will normally show the available movements when the mouse is held down on various parts or boundaries of the block in question.

Move a block

Click and hold in the block and drag it up/down or left/right (sideways movements may be constrained by other notes). Hold down the alt/option key to constrain vertical movements to the notes of the current musical scale

Pitch Any Direction BeforePitch After up

The yellow text above the block (final field) shows any change in pitch that is applied as a result.

Time compress or expand a block

Move the edge of a block right or left to time-expand or compress the block. (If a block is joined to another, the adjacent block will stretch or compress accordingly.)

Move Left Edge RightLeft Edge Moved right

If a pitch average (blue) line is displayed, you may have to zoom the pitch display to be able to drag the edge of the note block rather than the end of the blue line (which only changes the start of the average pitch calculation).

Compress or expand the pitch range of a block

You can drag the top or bottom edges of a block to compress or expand its pitch range (for example to adjust the depth of vibrato). Below, you can see the bottom edge is dragged upward.

Bottom Edge moved upward

The pitch around which this operation is anchored is normally the average pitch of the note (shown by the blue line below), the anchor point being the highlighted handle at the left hand end.

Boundaries between notes and unpitched blocks

Below, the 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.

Edge between two blocks movesEdge between two blocks moves

Below, the upper corner can be dragged both up and down and left and right.

Corner Movement

The unpitched block below can be moved right or left (not up or down).

Pitch block sliding right

Constraining block movement

Horizontal and vertical locks can be used to prevent blocks being moved in a particular direction. If the horizontal lock is on, for example, the pitch block can only be moved up or down as shown by the cursor.

Pitch with H Lock ON

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