Here’s how to set repeats and directions (also known as “jumps”) using the Soundslice editor.
To change a bar to start with a “start repeat” barline, select any note or rest within the bar, then:
To change a bar to end with an “end repeat” barline, select any note or rest within the bar, then:
Soundslice will ask you how many times it should repeat — in other words, how many times should it play back. By default, this is 2. You can change this to a larger number to play back more than twice.
To delete an end-repeat barline, just click on the barline itself. You’ll see the “How many times should it repeat?” screen again. There’s a Delete button at the bottom left.
To change a bar to use an alternate ending number (or multiple alternate ending numbers), select any note or rest within the bar, then:
Soundslice will ask you to enter the ending numbers, separated by commas. For example.
To remove an alternate ending number from a bar, select a note or rest in the bar and click the “Set alternate endings” icon in the current notations panel. In the resulting screen, there’s a Delete button at the bottom left.
To change a bar to use a direction, select any note or rest within the bar, then click the “Set direction” icon in the editor sidebar’s “Repeats” panel . You’ll see the directions screen:
Any directions currently active in the selected bar will be highlighted. Click one of the directions to add it to the bar, or click a highlighted direction to remove it from the bar.
A slightly faster way of adding directions is to use our editor search. Search for “Set direction” and you’ll see the various available directions directly in the search results. This bypasses the separate directions screen.
A simile marking is shorthand for “repeat all the notation in the previous bar.” In Soundslice, the player’s synthetic playback will honor simile markings.
Soundslice supports two types of simile markings: “Repeat previous bar” and “Repeat previous two bars.” To create one, select any note or rest within the bar that should contain the marking, then click one of the two “Toggle simile” buttons ( or ) in the editor sidebar’s “Repeats” panel .
Note that this will clear whatever notation is in your selected bar! If you made a mistake, just hit Control+Z to undo.
To remove a simile marking from a bar: Click the simile marking, then click the simile icon ( or ) in the current notations panel.