Before we start let’s add a vst instrument following the article above.
To enter a note we use the left click button – double left click the note that you want to enter by selecting the note: You can see the note on the vertical piano to the left of the screen.
Another way to check the note that you are entering is to look at the screen as below.
When entering a note we will have a set not length – we can change that by changing a few settings.
We can change our snap grid by changing the value below
Note length can be changed by editing the setting below.
1 = 1
1/2 = Minim or half a bar
1/4 = Crotchet or quarter a bar
1/8 = Quaver or eighth of a bar
1/16 = Semi Quaver or sixteenth of a bar
1/32 = Demi Semi Quaver
If we want we can remove all the notes we don’t need within a key – a key is basically all the notes you can use without sounding ‘off’ – depending on your taste that is but for now it means that what ever we enter will sound right.
We can choose by key and scale type as shown below.
This is a good setting to engage if you are 1. New to piano roll and 2. Not confident with music theory.