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Features MIDI *Playback control -Playback Playback buttons are also assigned to function keys, to allow quick and precise control of playback. -Location The current measure can be programmed into 10 different location buttons for instant positioning within a song -Change playback speed Change playback speed from 1/2 x to 2 x normal speed regardless of tempo. -Loop play Repeat playback between loop start position and loop end position. -Solo and mute You can set every track to solo and mute. *Recording -Real-time recording In real-time recording, you can record your performance by using a MIDI keyboard, and choose from 5 recording modes: replace, standard, overwrite, overdub and new track. You can also punch in and punch out. -Step recording Step recording is one of the fastest ways to input a note. You set the velocity and the length of a note, and then input a note from either a MIDI keyboard or the onscreen keyboard. You can extend a note with the space key when you want to input a longer note than the length of the note that you set. You can also use an onscreen keyboard or the PC keyboard for step recording. -Recording in a piano roll and a score roll by using a mouse In the piano roll, you can input notes with a mouse. You can also do step recording by using a MIDI keyboard. -Step recording in the event list The Event List shows information about notes, which are represented as numbers. You can input all kinds of events by using the PC keyboard. The Event List allows you to edit individual events per beat using up and down arrows. *Editing -Undo and Redo You can undo mistakes up to 10 times. -Edit while playing You can edit MIDI data in real time while playing. All functions for MIDI editing are available at any moment in playing. -Coherent operation When you want to edit something, you only have to select a target to edit, and then execute editing. For example, when you edit a track, you select a track. When you edit a time, you select a track and range. When you edit a specific event, you select an event. After selecting an item you can then edit it. -Various selection methods In the piano roll and score roll, you can select an event by using the mouse. To select one event, click an event directly. To select events by range, drag time or key or value of a control from the beginning to the end of your selection. To add a new event to a selection, select the event while holding down the CTRL key. To narrow down a selected event, select the event while holding down the SHIFT key. -Event filter to select Use the event filter to select specific types of events to edit (i.e. Track, Channel, Position, Beat, Tick, Note, Poly ATT, Control, Program, After Touch, Pitch, Special and Tempo). -Basic Editing Function You can do eight kinds of basic editing: cut, copy, paste, delete, insert, merge, insert time and delete time. -Various windows for editing In the track window, you can edit tracks and measures. In the piano roll, the score roll and the event list window, you can edit events. -Edit multiple tracks at once All windows (piano roll, score roll and event list) can be open simultaneously. The piano roll and score windows can display events from multiple tracks in one window. -Show only specific events In the event list, you can limit which events are displayed by using the "Select with filter" command. -Editing of control changes In the piano roll and score roll windows, you can edit control changes at the bottom of the window. You can input control changes freehand, or using straight lines and curves, with the mouse. -Mixer In the mixer window, you can edit values such as volume, pan and effect send of a track. You can input effects and controls in real time by sliding faders (or using dials), while recording in real time (for example, filter, reverb, portamento, etc.) All sliders/dials can be re-assigned to any midi control numbers (e.g. assign reverb slider/dial to any control change value from 0 to 127). -Change events You can change the values of events using the following parameters: uniform, max, min, add, scale and random. You can edit various event parameters (such as transpose and velocity) by using this function. -Quantize You can change the timing of events using the Quantize command. Music Studio Standard has duration quantize, groove quantize, note quantize and chord quantize, as well as general quantize. -Create control curves You can draw control changes in the piano roll using: straight line, curve, sine curve, saw curve, square curve and random. All midi control parameters can be edited in this window, from control changes 0 to 127. -Tempo, Meter and Key track You can change tempo, time and key throughout a song by using these tracks. *Other functions -Instrument list Music Studio Independence comes with many instrument lists for sound modules. Just select instruments from pre-selected groups within the instrument definitions - no need to input control and program changes from a manual any more! Current sound module definitions are: 0 to 127 1 to 128 01R/W 05R/W X5 ZOOM STUDIO 1204 MT 32, CM 32L, CM 64 (LA & PCM) CS6X, CS6R DM5 DR660 EX5/5R General Midi (and GM drums) HR-MP5 JD-990 JP-8000 JV-1080 JV-2080 JV-880 K2000S MC303 MC505 M-DC1 M-SE1 MU100 (XG) MU50 (XG) (compatible with DB50XG, SW60XG, YMF724, YMF744, and Waveforce) MU80 (XG) MU90 (XG) N264, N364 Prophecy QY20 REV100 S4 SC55 SC88 SC8850 SC88 PRO SE70 SGPROX Spectrum Bass Spectrum Synth SX-700 SY99 TD-10 Trinity Triton TR-Rack TX81Z X2, X3, X3R Z1 -Instrument Search You can search for an instrument by typing in a character string, e.g. typing in "ele" brings up "Celesta, Ukulele, Sinelead, Wirelead" etc. -Insert event to initialise track You can insert initialisation parameters into a track. You can make a MIDI file for distribution very easily by using this function. -Chain player (Playlist) You can play music files from a playlist in the following ways: serially, repeat all, repeat one song, at random or introduction. -Detailed midi data display You can view midi data in real time, such as the number of notes currently playing, Midi spectrum, signal of every channel and device, level meter, on screen keyboard of every track, plus numerous control dials (e.g. reverb, filter, portamento, etc.) all updated in real time as your song plays. -Input filter You can filter which data is input from MIDI In. -Input quantize You can correct the timing of events when recording in real time, using quantization. -Software keyboard You can work comfortably by using the software keyboard (either on screen keyboard or PC keyboard) even if you don't have a MIDI keyboard. -Change velocity and key You can set a value to add to the velocity and key of each track. -System exclusive You can edit system exclusive messages freely. -Preset exclusive Music Studio Independence presets standard system exclusive messages such as GM ON, GS ON and XG ON. -Popup menu You can edit as fast as using a shortcut by using the popup menu that each editing window has. A popup menu is useful until you learn the short cut. -Customise Music Studio Independence offers the most suitable environment for all users. You can customise Music Studio Independence easily and in great detail. Audio *Recording -Monitor an input signal In the audio recording window, you can monitor the input signal from each sound card. -Auto punch out You can stop recording at any position automatically using punch out. -Internal Routing You can route a signal and record it inside Music Studio Independence, avoiding noise and bit errors, even when mixing down all tracks. All data stays inside the digital domain, ensuring very high quality. -Offline mix You can process recording inside Music Studio Independence as fast as possible. For example, if you want to mixdown all tracks to stereo, you can do this faster than realtime using Offline mix. *Editing -Undo and Redo You can undo audio editing mistakes a maximum of 10 times, in the same way as MIDI editing. -Non destructive editing Wave files aren't changed even if you edit a track in an audio track window. You can also edit a wave directly. -Edit time as a measure Even when using audio data, you can edit time as a measure. -Audio control You can mix audio tracks automatically, by editing volume and pan commands. -Paste a wave by mouse You can paste a wave onto an audio track directly in the same way as on the piano roll. You can make an entire song by arranging wave files. *Mixing -Various realtime effects Music Studio Independence has various real-time effects such as equalizer, filter, compressor, expander, distortion, reverb, delay, chorus, flanger and more. You can use 5 of these effects for each track, bus and master. You also can use Audio Effect Plug-in. -256 phases of volume You can control the volume of a .wav file in 256 steps, from 1.5db per step. -Invert phase You can invert the phase of a track by setting the volume to a minus value. -8 stereo busses You can use eight stereo busses for effects and recording bus. -Stereo link You can link an even track with the preceding odd track. When you change a parameter of the preceding odd numbered track, the even track will also be changed. -32bit audio processing Music Studio Independence maintains sound quality, even if you do a lot of effect processing. -192kHz, 24bit Music Studio Independence supports 192kHz 24bit format. -Audio Effect Plug-In Audio Effect Plug-In (AEP) is an original plug-in format for effect processing. You can download high quality AEPs from the Frieve homepage for free! If you are interested in programming, you can make your own plug-ins! *Waveform editing -Undo and Redo You can undo editing mistakes once. -Wave view You can expand and edit waveforms with 1 sample accuracy. -Automatic selection of zero cross point You can automatically select the zero cross point. -Various editing functions You can swap channel, reverse, normalize, pitch shift/time stretch, fade in and fade out in addition to standard editing. You also can process an effect directly. *Others -Audio spectrum Music Studio Independence analyzes an audio signal with FFT and shows it in real time. -Signal and level meter Every track, bus and master have a signal and level meter of 36db. -Synchronize with MIDI You can synchronize MIDI data with audio data.