Syntheogen Guide

Loop Mix

Updated April, 2014

The LOOP MIX dialog is used with the LOOP STEPS and LOOP EFFECTS dialogs to edit the current loop:

LOOP MIX dialog

LOOP MIX dialog

Mix view

Like the LOOP STEPS view, this dialog shows all the loop elements in the loop. Drag the background in any element to scroll.

Each element displays the following controls:

(track)

Tapping this box displays the TRACK dialog; you can use this to assign a different track to the element, or you can tap the box, press NEW to create a new track, and assign that.

The small button at the right end of the box opens the track in the TRACK SYNTH dialog.
(style) Sets the color for this loop element. Changing the color has no effect on element output.
PAN Sets the element's stereo position.
LEVEL Sets the element's output level.
MUTE

Sets or unsets the element's mute flag; when an element is muted, it produces no output.

This value is used only when editing or exporting the loop; song elements have their own flags which override those of the loops they reference.
SOLO

Sets or unsets the element's solo flag. When an element is soloed, only that element produces output; if several elements are soloed, they all contribute, while unsoloed elements remain silent.

As above, this value is used only when editing or exporting the loop; song elements ignore the mute and solo flags in referenced loops.

Each panel also displays a colored heading on the left. Tapping this heading opens the LOOP STEPS dialog with the tapped element scrolled into view. Long-tapping the heading opens the referenced track in the TRACK SYNTH dialog.

Command buttons

On the right are the following buttons:

PASTE ELEMENT Displays the PASTE ELEMENT dialog, which is used to add an element to the loop. If you copied an element before pasting, that element's settings will appear in the dialog; otherwise, default values will be used. The new element can be pasted above, below, or over the selected element.
COPY ELEMENT Copies the selected loop element. To use this button, you must first select an element by tapping its background.
DELETE ELEMENT Deletes the selected loop element. As with the COPY button, you must first select an element by tapping its background.

Other controls

Above the command buttons you will see the VOL controls that appear on all loop and track edit dialogs.

On the far right is the title bar, which shows the name of the loop being edited. Tapping the title bar opens the LOOP PROPERTIES dialog.

Below the title bar is the RESTART button, which starts or restarts playback from the beginning of the loop, and the PLAY button, which alternately starts and pauses playback.


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