Music Studio Producer/Independence


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Features

MIDI

*Playback control

-Playback
Playback buttons are also assigned to function keys, to allow quick and
precise control of playback.

-Location
The current measure can be programmed into 10 different location buttons
for instant positioning within a song

-Change playback speed 
Change playback speed from 1/2 x to 2 x normal speed regardless of tempo.

-Loop play
Repeat playback between loop start position and loop end position.

-Solo and mute
You can set every track to solo and mute.

*Recording

-Real-time recording
In real-time recording, you can record your performance by using a MIDI
keyboard, and choose from 5 recording modes:
replace, standard, overwrite, overdub and new track. You can also punch in
and punch out.

-Step recording
Step recording is one of the fastest ways to input a note.
You set the velocity and the length of a note, and then input a note from
either a MIDI keyboard or the onscreen keyboard. You can extend a note with
the space key when you want to input a longer note than the length of the
note that you set.
You can also use an onscreen keyboard or the PC keyboard for step
recording.

-Recording in a piano roll and a score roll by using a mouse
In the piano roll, you can input notes with a mouse. You can also do step
recording by using a MIDI keyboard.

-Step recording in the event list
The Event List shows information about notes, which are represented as
numbers. You can input all kinds of events by using the PC keyboard. The
Event List allows you to edit individual events per beat using up and down
arrows.

*Editing

-Undo and Redo
You can undo mistakes up to 10 times.

-Edit while playing
You can edit MIDI data in real time while playing. All functions for MIDI
editing are available at any moment in playing.

-Coherent operation
When you want to edit something, you only have to select a target to edit,
and then execute editing. For example, when you edit a track, you select
a track. When you edit a time, you select a track and range. When you edit
a specific event, you select an event. After selecting an item you can
then edit it.

-Various selection methods
In the piano roll and score roll, you can select an event by using the
mouse. To select one event, click an event directly. To select events by
range, drag time or key or value of a control from the beginning to the
end of your selection. To add a new event to a selection, select the event
while holding down the CTRL key. To narrow down a selected event, select
the event while holding down the SHIFT key.

-Event filter to select
Use the event filter to select specific types of events to edit (i.e.
Track, Channel, Position, Beat, Tick, Note, Poly ATT, Control, Program,
After Touch, Pitch, Special and Tempo).

-Basic Editing Function
You can do eight kinds of basic editing: cut, copy, paste, delete, insert,
merge, insert time and delete time.

-Various windows for editing
In the track window, you can edit tracks and measures. In the piano roll,
the score roll and the event list window, you can edit events. 

-Edit multiple tracks at once
All windows (piano roll, score roll and event list) can be open
simultaneously. The piano roll and score windows can display events from
multiple tracks in one window.

-Show only specific events
In the event list, you can limit which events are displayed by using the
"Select with filter" command.

-Editing of control changes
In the piano roll and score roll windows, you can edit control changes at
the bottom of the window. You can input control changes freehand, or using
straight lines and curves, with the mouse.

-Mixer
In the mixer window, you can edit values such as volume, pan and effect
send of a track. You can input effects and controls in real time by sliding
faders (or using dials), while recording in real time (for example, filter,
reverb, portamento, etc.) 
All sliders/dials can be re-assigned to any midi control numbers (e.g.
assign reverb slider/dial to any control change value from 0 to 127).

-Change events
You can change the values of events using the following parameters:
uniform, max, min, add, scale and random. You can edit various event
parameters (such as transpose and velocity) by using this function.

-Quantize
You can change the timing of events using the Quantize command. Music
Studio Standard has duration quantize, groove quantize, note quantize and
chord quantize, as well as general quantize.

-Create control curves
You can draw control changes in the piano roll using: straight line, curve,
sine curve, saw curve, square curve and random. All midi control parameters
can be edited in this window, from control changes 0 to 127.

-Tempo, Meter and Key track
You can change tempo, time and key throughout a song by using these tracks.

*Other functions

-Instrument list
Music Studio Independence comes with many instrument lists for sound modules.
Just select instruments from pre-selected groups within the instrument
definitions - no need to input control and program changes from a manual
any more! Current sound module definitions are:

0 to 127
1 to 128
01R/W
05R/W X5
ZOOM STUDIO 1204
MT 32, CM 32L, CM 64 (LA & PCM)
CS6X, CS6R
DM5
DR660
EX5/5R
General Midi (and GM drums)
HR-MP5
JD-990
JP-8000
JV-1080
JV-2080
JV-880
K2000S
MC303
MC505
M-DC1
M-SE1
MU100 (XG)
MU50 (XG) (compatible with DB50XG, SW60XG, YMF724, YMF744, and Waveforce)
MU80 (XG)
MU90 (XG)
N264, N364
Prophecy
QY20
REV100
S4
SC55
SC88
SC8850
SC88 PRO
SE70
SGPROX
Spectrum Bass
Spectrum Synth
SX-700
SY99
TD-10
Trinity
Triton
TR-Rack
TX81Z
X2, X3, X3R
Z1

-Instrument Search
You can search for an instrument by typing in a character string, e.g.
typing in "ele" brings up "Celesta, Ukulele, Sinelead, Wirelead" etc.

-Insert event to initialise track
You can insert initialisation parameters into a track. You can make a MIDI
file for distribution very easily by using this function.

-Chain player (Playlist)
You can play music files from a playlist in the following ways: serially,
repeat all, repeat one song, at random or introduction.

-Detailed midi data display
You can view midi data in real time, such as the number of notes currently
playing, Midi spectrum, signal of every channel and device, level meter, 
on screen keyboard of every track, plus numerous control dials (e.g.
reverb, filter, portamento, etc.) all updated in real time as your song
plays. 

-Input filter
You can filter which data is input from MIDI In.

-Input quantize
You can correct the timing of events when recording in real time, using
quantization.

-Software keyboard
You can work comfortably by using the software keyboard (either on screen
keyboard or PC keyboard) even if you don't have a MIDI keyboard.

-Change velocity and key
You can set a value to add to the velocity and key of each track.

-System exclusive
You can edit system exclusive messages freely.

-Preset exclusive
Music Studio Independence presets standard system exclusive messages such as
GM ON, GS ON and XG ON.

-Popup menu
You can edit as fast as using a shortcut by using the popup menu that each
editing window has. A popup menu is useful until you learn the short cut.

-Customise
Music Studio Independence offers the most suitable environment for all users.
You can customise Music Studio Independence easily and in great detail.

Audio

*Recording

-Monitor an input signal
In the audio recording window, you can monitor the input signal from each
sound card.

-Auto punch out
You can stop recording at any position automatically using punch out.

-Internal Routing
You can route a signal and record it inside Music Studio Independence, avoiding
noise and bit errors, even when mixing down all tracks. All data stays
inside the digital domain, ensuring very high quality.

-Offline mix
You can process recording inside Music Studio Independence as fast as possible.
For example, if you want to mixdown all tracks to stereo, you can do this
faster than realtime using Offline mix.


*Editing

-Undo and Redo
You can undo audio editing mistakes a maximum of 10 times, in the same way
as MIDI editing.

-Non destructive editing
Wave files aren't changed even if you edit a track in an audio track
window. You can also edit a wave directly.

-Edit time as a measure
Even when using audio data, you can edit time as a measure.

-Audio control
You can mix audio tracks automatically, by editing volume and pan commands.

-Paste a wave by mouse
You can paste a wave onto an audio track directly in the same way as on the
piano roll. You can make an entire song by arranging wave files.

*Mixing

-Various realtime effects
Music Studio Independence has various real-time effects such as equalizer,
filter, compressor, expander, distortion, reverb, delay, chorus, flanger
and more.
You can use 5 of these effects for each track, bus and master.
You also can use Audio Effect Plug-in.

-256 phases of volume
You can control the volume of a .wav file in 256 steps, from 1.5db per
step.

-Invert phase
You can invert the phase of a track by setting the volume to a minus value.

-8 stereo busses
You can use eight stereo busses for effects and recording bus.

-Stereo link
You can link an even track with the preceding odd track. When you change a
parameter of the preceding odd numbered track, the even track will also be
changed.

-32bit audio processing
Music Studio Independence maintains sound quality, even if you do a lot of
effect processing.

-192kHz, 24bit
Music Studio Independence supports 192kHz 24bit format.

-Audio Effect Plug-In
Audio Effect Plug-In (AEP) is an original plug-in format for effect
processing. You can download high quality AEPs from the Frieve homepage
for free! If you are interested in programming, you can make your own
plug-ins!

*Waveform editing

-Undo and Redo
You can undo editing mistakes once.

-Wave view
You can expand and edit waveforms with 1 sample accuracy.

-Automatic selection of zero cross point
You can automatically select the zero cross point.

-Various editing functions
You can swap channel, reverse, normalize, pitch shift/time stretch, fade in
and fade out in addition to standard editing. You also can process an
effect directly.

*Others

-Audio spectrum
Music Studio Independence analyzes an audio signal with FFT and shows it in
real time.

-Signal and level meter
Every track, bus and master have a signal and level meter of 36db.

-Synchronize with MIDI
You can synchronize MIDI data with audio data.