The Song View is the main window for playing and recording arrangements and patterns. It is divided into three parts: The Transport, Kit, and the Timeline Editor. There is also a hidden fourth part to the Song View View, the Project Bar.
The Transport is strip at the top of the screen containing, from right to left: the Home Arrow; Project name; current Track Selection; display of Filter Cutoff, Echo Amount, and Volume level; Playback Position; the Metronome Toggle and the Loop Toggle. If you want to rename your project, simply tap the project name in the Transport. The onscreen keyboard will pop up, allowing you to edit the project name.
The Filter, Echo, and Volume displays show the value of each for your selected track, shown in the Track Selection. Playback Position shows the current bar and beat of the Position Marker. The Metronome Toggle turns the metronome on and off, the Loop Toggle turns the arrangement loop on and off.
The Kit is at the leftmost side of the Arrangement View. The Kit displays the Track and Pad assignments of your audio descending 1 through 16 from top to bottom. Look at Track 10, ‘FrElectro Guitar 1’, and tap Pad 10. Notice the number light up when it is played? This will happen whenever you play the Track’s corresponding Pad or if the Track is playing a recorded Loop or Note during playback.
All Sounds Templates have more than one kit, and all projects have the ability to have up to four. To access your alternative Kits in a project place your finger on the Kit and swipe up. This will bring up your second Kit and its corresponding Timeline Editor. When you access another Kit the pads on the Blade switch to the new sounds, but the recorded material in the other Kits will still playback. Swipe up again and you will pull up your third, then fourth Kit, both left blank for customization. To go back up to the first Kit, place your finger on the Kit and swipe down until back to where you started.
The Timeline Editor takes up the rest of the screen. It allows you to see and edit the timeline of your remix. Tracks in the Timeline Editor lineup horizontally and match colors with the Track numbers in the Kit while lining up vertically with the numbered measure markers above. Recorded material is displayed as rectangles along that line. Hit the Play/Pause button to listen and watch how the remix arrangement is displayed in the Timeline Editor, and notice the Track numbers in the Kit lighting up whenever played. Pause the track and scroll back to the start of the arrangement. To place your Position Marker back at the beginning of the song, simply tap the first measure marker.
Place your finger at the bottom of the black outer edge of the screen, left or right of the Windows button. Now swipe up and you will bring up the App Bar. The App Bar is the control center for your project. On the right side you have buttons to Export your remix, save your project, or change the tempo of your project. On the left is the Sounds Button, which will take you to the Sound Collection.
TERMS: Transport, Kit, Timeline Editor, App Bar, Track Selection, Filter Cutoff, Echo Amount, Volume Level, Playback Position, Metronome Toggle, Loop Toggle, Sounds Button, Sound Collection