Welcome to Session Shed, an easy to use, sample-based sequencer for creating drum loops/beats (although there is also a simple bass editor included too!). As with all software there is a learning curve, so please use this user guide to discover what is possible.
Many buttons have multiple functions and/or change their function dependent on what is visible on screen, and what you are edting.
Please also keep an eye out for updates which will include additional instruments and editing functionality.
SD Card, Folders & Files
New - start a new project
Save... - save project to SD Card
Export WAV - exports Stereo WAV file (using project name) to SD Card
Open - load project from SD Card
Exiting Session Shed
Pads / Sample Editor
With Loop active, the loop range is indicated by the ruler Buttons becoming grey.
NOTE: avoid '-' '+' & 'D' as these are still active in loop mode!
Velocity, Quantization, Tempo and Time Signature
NOTE: to avoid conflicts between velocity editing and normal display scrolling (as both use drag), scrolling is disabled by default in this mode. Instead you can use the arrows that are now displayed in the bar's ruler button to move left/right by one bar at a time. You can also single tap the clock to toggle scrolling on/off (and velocity editing off/on).
(increments of +/-1 ... decimal/fractional tempo coming in future update)
Use the block editor to quickly copy and paste, to create loops or to layout longer song structures.
Launch by long press to grid editor button. Ruler buttons just show the bar number and bars are displayed as plain rectangles. Empty bars (no note data) are black, and bars that contain notes are shaded grey.
Available Editing Functions:
(buttons at bottom of screen show possible editing functions)
Ruler tapped - ruler button and drum/bass parts are highlighted. Button functions allow inserting (before/after) and deleting of bars.
Drum/Bass bar tapped - becomes highlighted. Button functions to clear note data and group bars (if multiple adjacent bars are selected) to create 'blocks'.
Block tapped - becomes highlighted. Button functions to edit block size or delete.
Copy/Paste (bars and blocks)
NOTE: when pasting blocks, there must be sufficient empty bars available for the paste to take place. Paste does not over-write existing data. You cannot copy/paste between bass/drum tracks... as it makes no sense.
Block label editing
NOTE: bars cannot be labeled ... yet ...
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