Desktop Metronome

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Using Keyboard shortcuts

Chord Pad keyboard shortcuts

1. Playing and Looping
2. Undoing and Saving work
3. Making selections
4. Copy/Paste
5. Splitting blocks
6. Edit blocks
7. Key (pitch) related
8. Tempo related
9. Miscellaneous

1. Playing and Looping

  • Space – start or stop playing (double click any block to start playing from that position)
  • P – start or stop playing in loop mode
  • L – mark or unmark selected blocks for looping

2. Undoing and Saving work

  • Ctrl Z – undo the last operation (to undo more than just the last action use undo function repeatedly)
  • Ctrl Y – redo the last operation (to redo more than just the last action use redo function repeatedly)
  • Shift W – save or save as if not previously saved

3. Making selections

  • Up, Down arrows – select next previous block respectively (blocks are ordered in top/bottom and left/right direction)
  • Ctrl A – select all blocks
  • Ctrl I – invert selection
  • Ctrl D -deselect all and select first non empty block

4. Copy/Paste

  • Ctrl C – copy selected block’s content (content only, block length not included)
  • Ctrl X – cut selected block’s content (content only, block length not included)
  • Ctrl V – paste blocks

5. Splitting blocks

  • S – split in half (or nearly half for blocks of odd length) and select original blocks
  • Ctrl S – same as above but new blocks are selected
  • Alt S – same as above but both (original and the new one) blocks are selected
  • E – splits at the last bit of a block
  • B – splits at the first bit of a block

6. Edit blocks

  • Up, Down arrows – select next previous block respectively (blocks are ordered in top/bottom and left/right direction)
  • C – clear selected blocks
  • Del – delete selected blocks (different from clear function which only delete blocks content whereas delete remove actual blocks)
  • M – mute or unmute selected blocks (which means they are still in sequence but silent)
  • 8 – change selected blocks octave

7. Key (pitch) related

  • Right , Left arrows – transpose all blocks by -1 or +1 half step
  • Ctrl Right, Ctrl Left – same as above but affects only selected blocks

8. Tempo related

  • Page Up, Page Down – increase / decrease tempo in steps of 5 bpm
  • , + – decrease / increase tempo by 1 bpm
  • T – tap tempo (set tempo manually by taping ‘t’ key of your computer keyboard couple of times)
  • D – double tempo (as long as it fits in 40-300 bpm range)
  • H – halve tempo (in 40 -300 bpm range)
  • O – set tempo to current style original tempo
  • U – set tempo to user tempo

9. Miscellaneous

  • F12 – cycle between sequencer, styles and mixer screens
  • Q – big or small position marker (orange rectangle that marks bit being played at the moment)

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