In the top of the studio you will find the Main Menu and the Controls Bar. In the Controls Bar you have your Transport buttons, Time Display, Tools, Toggle buttons, and Login/Logout button.
Click the green Main Menu button to open the menu. Here you save, load, share or export projects as well as access studio settings and help links.
The Transport has buttons to control playback of your song with Back to Start, Play/Pause, Record, Loop Indicators On/Off, Metronome On/Off, and Input Monitoring On/Off.
Use the Time Display to change your song tempo and time signature. You can also click the left part of the display to view time in seconds or bars and beats.
Tools are located to the right of the Time Display while Toggle buttons are located to the far right. Tools are used for moving and editing regions and notes in your arrangement. Toggle buttons are used to open or close different parts of the studio interface.
On the left side you have the Track Panels. Here you add new tracks to your song to expand your arrangement further. Each track can contain their own instruments and effects and each Track Panel has its corresponding row in the Arrangement. On the Track Panels you have buttons to mute or solo a track, arm a track for audio or MIDI recording and to view Track Automation. Audio and MIDI can be used on the same track at the same time.
At the center of the studio you find the Arrangement with the Timeline, Playhead and Loop Indicators. The Arrangement is the area where you drop in library regions, record your own audio or note content and create new empty regions. Right above the Arrangement you have the Timeline, you can click here to move the Playhead around or use the green Loop Indicator to repeat/loop a certain section of your song. Activate the Loop Indicator by clicking it or using the button in the Transport.
In the right hand side of the studio our Sound Library is located. Here you can find content by searching or navigating the folder structure. The content in the library is labelled with different icons for audio or note regions. Audio regions can be previewed by clicking on them. Drag and drop any content from the Library to the Arrangement to place it on an existing track. Dropping content below the last track in the Arrangement will create a new track for you.
At the bottom of the studio you will see the Track Inspector/Device Chain, Virtual Keyboard and Content Editor depending on if these have been opened using the Toggle buttons in the Controls Bar.
In the Track Inspector you can control the volume and pan settings of your track while also having access to the Track Panel controls. Here you also have the Device Chain for a selected track. Use it to add virtual instruments or effects like a synthesizer or reverb.
The Virtual Keyboard is a built-in keyboard in the studio allowing you to play instruments without an external MIDI-keyboard. Enable a Track for note recording and you can play its instrument when the Virtual Keyboard is open. Click on the Virtual Keyboard or use your computer keyboard to play notes.
The Content Editor is used to view and edit the content of a region. Double click a region to open it in the Content Editor. A region with notes will default to the Note Editor allowing you to add, move or delete notes in that region. A region with only audio will default to the Audio Editor where you can change the Gain of audio clips.