The Event List view shows a variety of event information
in a list format. While edits may be made in other views, this
view is particularly helpful for editing the exact timing of
individual notes, as well as other data, such as: notes, pitch
wheel data, velocity, MIDI controllers, patch changes and much more. (p.
There are two ways to access this view:
- From the menu bar, choose View, New, Event List.
- Right-click in one of the Inspector menus (Track or Clips), and
choose Event List.
Events are listed one per line from top to bottom. While one
would normally edit only one track at a time, it is possible to select
more than one track (w/ Shift key) before opening Event List view,
which would mix entries from both tracks together in chronological
order. (That can be confusing . . .) Of course, any Edit
commands used in Event List view affect only the track or tracks
Event List can also be viewed during playback. If the track
is particularly dense, the Event List display may jump to keep up with
realtime, but it will always be close.
Pick Track button :
Located at the bottom right of the screen, pressing this button allows
you to select another track or tracks.
How Events are Represented
Event List view displays four parameters which are common to all
- The time of the event, displayed in SMPTE (hours:minutes:seconds:frames)
- The time of the event, displayed in musical (measures:beats:ticks)
- The MIDI channel associated with the event (1-16).
- The kind of event, the parameters of which vary depending
upon event type:
KIND OF EVENT:
||Pitch, velocity, duration
||MIDI key aftertouch
||Pitch, pressure amount
||MIDI controller change
||Controller number, value
||MIDI patch change
||Patch number or name
||MIDI channel aftertouch
||MIDI pitch wheel position
||Registered Parameter #
||Nonregistered P. #
||System Exclusive data
||Sysx bank number
||System Exclusive mess.
||Sysx message up to 255 bytes long
||Windows Media Control Interface
||MCI command text
||Digital audio wave
||Wave audio data
||Staff view exp. mark
||Text of expression mark
||Staff view dyn. mark
||Direction and duration
||Staff view chord symbol
||Name of chord
Note: In the above photo, first line, information
represented in the Values area is: B1, 80, :060. B refers
to the pitch. 1 represents the first octave. 80 is the
velocity (how hard the note was struck, from between 0-127).
:060 is the duration of the note. (This amount is shown in
beats:ticks. If the note lasts less than one beat, then only the
number of ticks is shown. With a default setting of 120 ticks
per beat, :060 is the equivalent of an eighth note.)
Changing Event Parameters
To change any of the event parameters, highlight the appropriate
field (double-click). Type the new parameter and press enter.
To Increase/Decrease values:
- With the computer keyboard, press the + or - key (on the keypad)
to add or subtract 1. Pressing the ] or [ keys will add or
- Using the mouse, click the value and move the mouse toward or
away from you to change values.
To Change Event Kind:
- Double-click on the event Kind field to see the Kind of Event
dialog box from which you can select the various kinds of events.
Inserting a New Event:
- Move to the point in the list where you want to event to
occur. Press the Insert key. This creates a copy of
the even you are currently on. You can then change the event
kind and parameters.
Deleting an Event:
- Press the Delete key to delete the event you are currently on.
You can step-play events one by one to audition your entries.
With the mouse, control-click to play the event you are currently
on. The sound stops when the mouse button is released.