How-to: Use Instruments Channels

Step 1

The Blue Channels are Virtual Instrument channels. To add more Instrument channels click on the "+" with music note icon.

Step 2

Select an instrument from the drop down list.

Step 3

Double Click on the Instrument track just to the right of the blue Instrument channel to create a note clip.

Step 4

Use the pen tool or double click to create notes. You can click on the keyboard to the left to audition the notes.

The tools

Pointer tool - to adjust length and position of notes
Pen tool - create notes
Velocity tool - adjust the velocity(often volume) of the notes. Click and drag up or down on notes to change the velocity. You will notice that the notes changes color to represent the velocity.