Beat Channels

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What Are Beat Channels?

 

Beat channels are intended to hold sequence effects related to the beat of the music; however, you can put any channel effect anywhere you want in a beat channel. Beat channels can only be added to musical sequences and are shown with a "♪" symbol as a prefix. Beat channels are not shown in the playback window when the sequence is played and they cannot control real lights. Beat channels stay frozen at the top of the sequence grid so they are always visible. You can add as many beat channels as you want to a sequence, there are no limits.

 

If you have many beat channels in a sequence, you might not want to see all of them at one time - as it could take up a lot of valuable screen space. You can control this by selecting the Beat Channel Row Count item from the Grid View menu.

 

2 beat channels at the top of a sequence

2 beat channels at the top of a sequence

 

 

How Are They Created?

 

Beat channels can be created:

 

By using any of the 4 audio wizards.

By selecting "Beat Channel" from the "Add New" item on the Sequence menu or on the Grid View menu.

By right-click on an existing beat channel name and selecting "Add Beat Channel"

 

Right-click on a beat channel's name and select "Modify Beat Channel" to change its name and/or color.

 

Right-click on a beat channel's name and select "Delete Beat Channel" to remove it completely from the sequence.

 

 

What Can You Do With Them?

 

You can copy sequencing from a beat channel to other areas of your sequence using copy/paste.