Each slice’s notation is made of one or more tracks. You might also call these “instruments” or “parts.” Here’s how to manage tracks when editing a slice.
To add a track, click the “Tracks” button toward the top right of the page:
If your slice already has at least one track, you’ll see a list of tracks with an “Add a track” button at the bottom; click that. If your slice is empty, you’ll go directly to the “Add track” screen:
This shows you various presets for tracks. Choose the type of instrument you’d like to add. Don’t see your instrument? Generally “Generic treble clef” is the way to go (you can change the clef later).
Once you’ve chosen a preset, you’ll get a more detailed interface for customizing the track:
The options are:
Don’t worry, you can always change this information later (with the exception of the “Tab?” option).
If you activate the Tab checkbox, you’ll get extra options:
To change a track’s name, synthetic sound or other details, click the “Tracks” button toward the top right of the page:
Then click the track’s name. You’ll be able to edit various track details.
To duplicate a track, click the “Tracks” button toward the top right of the page, then click the track’s name. Click “Duplicate track” at the bottom right.
This will create a new track with the same settings as the track you duplicated. This does not copy notation within the track.
To delete a track, click the “Tracks” button toward the top right of the page. You’ll see the list of tracks:
Click the trash can icon to the right of the track you want to delete.
If you delete a track by mistake, you can hit Control+Z to undo.
To reorder tracks, click the “Tracks” button toward the top right of the page. You’ll see the list of tracks. Click and drag the left-most icon up/down to reorder:
Piano music generally uses a grand staff, which is two staves together. To create a grand staff track in Soundslice, use the “Piano (grand staff)” preset when creating your track.
Note that Soundslice treats this as two separate tracks but has some special magic to associate them together. If two tracks are marked as grand staff with one another, then:
You can toggle whether two tracks are treated as a single grand staff. (You might want to do this, for example, if you’ve imported a notation file that didn’t properly encode the tracks as a grand staff.) To do this:
A final note on grand tracks: You have the freedom to delete one of the two tracks at any time. For example, you might want to do this if your music only uses one of the staves.