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Amped Studio - Getting Started

In the top of the studio you will find the Menu Bar and the Controls Bar. In the Controls Bar you find the Time Display, Transport, Tools and Toggle Buttons.

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 & beats.​

The Transport has buttons to control playback of your song with Back to Start, Play/Pause, Record, Loop Indicators On/Off and Metronome On/Off.​

Tools and Toggle Buttons are located in the right hand side of the Controls Bar. Here you have the Arrow Tool for resizing regions and the Time Tool for stretching regions. Toggle Buttons open other parts of the studio interface.

On the left side you have the Track Panels. Here you add new tracks to your song to further expand your arrangement. Each track can contain their own instruments and effects and each Track Panel has its own corresponding row in the Arrangement. On the Track Panels you have buttons to mute or solo a track along with buttons to arm a track for either audio or midi recording. Both audio and note regions can be used on the same track.

At the center of the studio you find the Arrangement with the Timeline, Loop Indicators and Playhead. 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 yellow Loop Indicators to repeat/loop a certain section of your song.​

The right hand side of the studio is where our Sound Library is located. Here you can search for content like audio and note regions or just navigate the familiar 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.

The bottom of the studio is where you find the Track Inspector and Content Editor.​

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. Double clicking a Track Panel will open its Track Inspector.​

The Content Editor is used to view and edit the content of a region. If you double click on a Note Region it will open the Content Editor note view and allow you to add, move or delete notes in that region. You can also double click audio regions and add notes to them in the same way. We will also add support to edit audio in the Content Editor in the future.