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Music Builder

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Instructions:
Demonstration tunes for Music Builder:

Turkish March - Mozart.musp


Open the folder, send .musp file to your SDcard or device, recommend making a folder to put .musp files in. You can then access them from the Load... option of Music Builder and play them with Play from the Song menu




Custom samples
You can use your own intruments samples. Make a folder called Samples in your base folder make a text file called customs.txt and list your samples one per line. These will then be loaded 3 per instrument (it makes most sense to use lower C middle C then higher C for your 3 samples in .wav format). You can then select Custom 1 for samples 1 to 3, and so on.

Menu Area
Edit: On (toggles to Edit: Off)
If On then notes played on the piano keyboard will be entered at the current pattern position (inidicated by a lighter column) with the current instrument. Note releases will also be entered if playing is displayed and auto sustain is not enabled in settings. Notes will overwrite exisitng notes at the same column if it is with the current instrument.

Paused (toggles to Playing)
Whether the current pattern is playing at the current BPM speed set in song. Any notes recorded in the pattern will be played when the column passes over it. If edit is on any notes played or released will be entered into the pattern. When notes are released this will also be recorded if auto sustain is not enabled. Note releases are not recorded if the mode is paused.

#1 Piano (drop down menu: #1 Piano, #2 Bass, #3 Organ, #4 Drums)
The currently selected instrument for playing or recording. These can be changed in the settings menu, it is possible to have duplicate instruments if you want to record different parts. FOr example: #1 Piano and #2 Piano, you can then record right hand part with #1 Piano and left hand part with #2 Piano. These will not overwrite each other and makes editing easier.

Pattern00 (drop down menu)
Allows you to select a different pattern to record or play, each pattern has 32 notes which can be entered for each instrument, you can also clear the notes for the current instrument, copy the current instrument in the pattern, and paste the previously copied pattern. Cut, copy and paste affect the currentpattern. If you did not mean to paste, select paste again to undo. Patterns can be arranged in the song menu.

Octave00 (drop down menu)
Allows you to select which octave to show. Currently you can play 3 octaves.

Keys Overlay (drop down menu)
How many keys are displayed on the piano keyboard. Depending on the size of your screen fewer or more keys may be easier to play. YOu can also switch off the overlay to fully view the sequencer, this is especially useful when you are playing the whole song.

Song
Note: you should use the OK button to confirm your changes in this, not the general return button.
Allows you to set the name of the song, the speed in BMP and the order in which patterns are played. You can select the play button in this part to play the whole song. To change the order of patterns select one in the list then change the number with the + and - buttons. You can add more by selecting End and clicking +. Ok will save the changes and return to the editor.

Load... (file request)
You can load a previously saved song which will replace the current patterns and song. Only files ending in .musp are valid.

Save... (file request)
Save current patterns and song, .musp will be added to the filename, this can be loaded from the Load... option. It is recommended to create a new folder to save songs. These .musp files can be sent to other users of this app.

Settings
Note: you should use the OK button to confirm your changes in this, not the general return button. You can change which instrument is used for each part (1, 2 or 3), #4 Drums cannot be changed. You can replace the background picture by clicking Select... reset by clicking Default. This can look very good when you are playing back a song with no piano overlay. You can change how the sequencer display notes, traditional uses # notes on a stave. Instructions allows you to view this file. Visit tilemap.co.uk opens your browser with the latest info about this app, check for the latest news and whether new versions are available. Ok will save the changes and return to the editor.

The Sequencer
Allows you to record up to 4 notes per instrument in either playing or paused mode. To enable editing press the edit button so it shows edit: on. To record more than one note in paused mode, hold the first note then press more notes. You can change the current edit column by pressing below the keyboard. You can erase a note by pressing the column above the keyboard, if there is no note a release note is added.