script demonstrated BP2's ability to deal with "
in the same way most MIDI programs do. BP2 was initially designed to handle "
containing arbitrary sequences of elementary events (MIDI messages or Csound
score lines), and it still handles them. You will learn about sound-objects
very soon. Meanwhile, here is an overview of things you can do with simple notes.
cmd-d or select "Data" in the "Windows" menu. Then type cmd-j or select "Type
in the "Misc" menu. The cursor changes to a small keyboard:
From now on, any note played on a connected MIDI input device will print the
note name at the current cursor position. It uses the convention selected in
the "Misc" menu: English, French-Italian, Indian or Key numbers.
may be transposed if "Transpose input note
has been checked on the Control panel and a non-zero number of semitones has
been entered near the check box.
mode, pushing the "hold" pedal inserts a one-beat prolongation '_'. There is a
smarter way of entering durations: see the end of §4.3.