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CHAPTER 2 Basic Sequencing Techniques > 2.10 Basic MIDI Editing Techniques - Pg. 76

76 CHAPTER 2 Basic Sequencing Techniques 2.10 BASIC MIDI eDItIng teChnIqueS In this section I discuss the three most popular edit windows for MIDI data: the graphic (or piano roll) editor, the list editor, and the score (notation) editor. These three constitute the most used type of editors for MIDI data. Their features are very similar in DP, LP, CU, and PT. 2.10.1 the graphic editor The graphic editor provides a very intuitive and quick way of accessing the MIDI data you want to edit. It is based on a "piano roll" view that shows a vertical replica of the piano keyboard on the left side of the window. It represents the notes as horizontal bars lined up according to their pitch (y axis) and their positions in the song (x axis). The advantage of this kind of editor is that it appeals to both the musician and the nonmusician MIDI programmer. You do not need classical music training to edit notes and data in this editor, since the notes and their parameters are easily read and changed in a very intuitive way. To open the editor in DP, select the option "Graphic Editor" from the Project menu. In LP select the option "Piano Roll" from the Window menu. In CU choose "Open Key Editor" from the MIDI menu. In PT navigate to the Window menu and select "MIDI Editor". In the graphic editor in DP and CU all the parameters of a note can be seen, and if necessary