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Ottavas (8va)

Here’s how to set ottavas, such as 8va or 8vb, using the Soundslice editor.

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Setting an ottava marking

Select the note you’d like to add the ottava marking to, then click the “8va” icon in the editor sidebar’s “Notations” panel .

You’ll see the “Set octave” screen:

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Choose your preferred marking by clicking on it. To remove the marking, click “None.”

Once you’ve added the marking, the note will be positioned on a different staff line. Adding the marking will not change the note’s pitch — it will merely change the note’s vertical position. You can always change the note’s octave if you’d like to change its pitch value.

Supported markings

  • 8va — notation is sounded one octave higher than written
  • 8vb — notation is sounded one octave lower than written
  • 15ma (above) — notation is sounded two octaves higher than written
  • 15ma (below) — notation is sounded two octaves lower than written