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Within the editor, numerous user interface features allow for various changes which will impact the individual sequence on that page.


Sequencer Tools

UI features include:

  • Tempo (10-999 BPM)
  • Measure count or Time count (MM: SS.ssss)
  • Time signature (2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4)
  • Grid size (This correlates to note divisions; 1/16, 1/12, 1/8, 1/6, 1/4, 1/3, 1/2)
  • Autoscroll (Fast, Smooth, Off; how the sequencer displays measures off-screen as a sequence plays)
  • Add an Audio Track (This won't be saved to the sequence but will play alongside it for ease of transcription)
  • Title input
  • Draw, select, and erase
  • Instrument dropdown, instrument options, and select instrument (selects all notes of the current instrument)
  • Select all, Cut, Copy, and Paste
  • Zoom options
  • Export options
  • Help
  • Fullscreen
  • Tooltips
  • More Tools
    • Import MIDI
    • Fast Graphics
    • Invert
    • Minor - Major
    • Reverse Selection
    • Humanize Selection
    • Fade in Selection
    • Fade out Selection
    • Stretch Selection

Advanced Sequencer Tools

Main article: Instrument Options

Users can access more advanced features for use in their sequences by clicking the advanced tab on the instrument they wish to change. This menu contains options to change volume, panning, detune (-1200 to +1200), reverb, distortion, and an equalizer. This array lets users configure specific instruments to create specific sounds, and textures, or to accompany other instruments as a layer or development of the original sound.

OS also allows for commands to be entered in the browser console to manipulate different options in specific ways, such as setting custom to detune values (0-infinity), custom grid sizes, note divisions, and sequence ID amongst other things. These options bring OS closer to that of classic Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) but are still limited in terms of accessibility and availability.

Some notable instrument sounds/effects that can be achieved are Flute with Styx at 50% and Nova at 50% that sounds like a violin that sustains, Grand Piano with Detune at 1200 and Small Reverb at 100% that sounds like a banjo and Grand Piano with Detune at -1200 and Small Reverb at 100% that sounds like a real piano.


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