MIDI Step Entry

This topic is available in Musink Pro only

Step Entry is a way of adding notes to your score using a MIDI device, such as a MIDI-keyboard. Unlike MIDI Recording, step entry is not entered 'live' while the score plays. Unlike other score writers, Musink Pro has a dual-mode step-entry system that lets you enter notes in two ways (see below).

Turning Step Entry On and Off

To turn step entry on and off, click MIDI Step Entry from Tools in the Menu Bar.

If you have not set up a MIDI input device yet, it will prompt you to do so. See MIDI Input Device Settings for instructions.

MIDI entry mode on and off from Tools the Menu Bar. A tick beside this indicates that the Mode is already on.

Tip Once step entry is on, there is usually no reason to turn it off. You can continue to use the mouse and computer keyboard as you normally would while MIDI Entry is on.

Adding Notes

Once step entry is on, there are two ways of adding notes using your MIDI keyboard (or other MIDI device).

Selective Add

Adds single notes or chords at the location of the mouse pointer. To utilise this:

  1. Hover the mouse over a guide note where you want to add notes
  2. Play a note or chord on your MIDI keyboard

Continuous Add

Adds a series of notes or chords. To utilise this:

  1. Select a note you wish to start at by clicking on it, or add a note using the Selective Add method (above)
  2. Move the mouse away from the music editing area, so it is not over any guide note
  3. Play a series of notes or chords on your MIDI keyboard

Tip Notes are added where guide notes are. If you want to add notes further apart (e.g. as half notes), remove guide notes before entering notes. If you want notes to be closer together (e.g. 32nd notes), add guides first.

If you wish to see all guides at once, this option can be turned on under program options.

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