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 +====== Channel Volume ======
 +//Channel volume// (aka Track Volume) refers purely to how loud a MIDI channel (typically one stave) is. For more expressive dynamics, such as p, forte, and crescendos, see [[midi:​modifiers|]]. ​
 +===== Muting A Voice =====
 +//This feature is available in [[http://​musink.net/​download/​default.aspx|Musink Pro]] only.//
 +To mute or unmute a voice, click the //mute button// on the appropriate voice editor.
 +[{{:​basics:​staveeditors_labelled.png?​direct |The mute button is situated on the //Voice Editor//}}]
 +===== Setting With Modifiers =====
 +//This feature is available in [[http://​musink.net/​download/​default.aspx|Musink Pro]] only.//
 +Channel Volume can be set by adding text marks in the following formats:
 +  * //Volume = 50%// (valid range 0%-100%)
 +  * //Vol = 50%//
 +  * //Volume = 30// (valid range 0-127)
 +  * //Vol = 30//
 +In all of the above, the equals signs are optional, and case is not important. It does not matter which type of text mark you use.
 +[{{ :​midi:​midi_volume-modifier.png?​direct |Examples of Volume Modifiers in Musink Pro}}]
 +<WRAP tip round>
 +If your track volume modifiers do not work, check that //Send channel volume messages// is enabled (see below)
 +<WRAP info round>
 +//​**Additional Info**//
 +Channel volume applies to all voices that have the same channel number. There are two gotchas for volume marks:
 +  - In new scores, the treble- and bass-clef staves that make up a piano stave are set to different channel numbers. As such, volume marks on one stave will not affect the other stave by default. To have volume marks affect both staves, either copy the volume mark into both staves, or set both staves to the same channel number using [[options:​stave_and_voice_settings|voice settings]]. ​
 +  - Usually, each voice has a unique channel, and so a volume mark will apply to only the stave that it is written in. However, if you are composing a very large score (>16 voices), two staves may have to share a MIDI channel. In this case, a volume mark in one stave may affect playback of another. If this is an issue, consider using dynamics instead of volume.
 +===== Channel Volume Reset =====
 +At the start of playback, Musink Lite and Musink Pro automatically set channel volume to maximum. To turn this functionality off, disable all channel volume messages (see below).
 +===== Enabling and Disabling Channel Volume Messages =====
 +  - From the Menu Bar, **Select //Tools//, then //​[[options:​start|Options]]//​**
 +  - **Select //Playback and MIDI//**
 +  - **Check or Uncheck //Send channel volume messages//​**
 +This track volume functionality was introduced in version
 +===== Compatibility =====
 +Not all MIDI devices support volume changes. If you are unsure as to whether your volume changes are working correctly:
 +  - Remember that this feature is available in Musink Pro only
 +  - **Create a dramatic changes in volume**, by creating a volume mark that says //vol = 0// and another that says //vol = 127// a few beats later
 +  - **Play this dramatic volume change back through other MIDI devices** that you think support volume changes. The default MIDI device in Windows //MS GS Wavetable Synth// is a good pick, if available.
 +  - If you cannot hear volume changes, **review instructions and hints** on this page, and repeat
 +  - If you can this dramatic volume change on other devices, but not on your ideal device, it is likely that it does not support volume messages