Screencast # 1 - Syncing Lyrics

In this video, the following techniques are used:

  • Text pasting in edit view. When switching to the sync view, a sync event is created for every line of text.
  • Splitting the words, so we can sync... word by word!
  • Enabling the "Turtle Mode" in the sync view, which means playing the song at half speed, to make the job easier.
  • Clicking the desired sync (or press the return key) at the right time.
  • Jumping to any sync by option clicking (This also works in "Display" mode)
  • Manually editing the sync's time.
  • Manually splitting a sync by positioning the text cursor in the right place and then clicking the "+" button.

Download "Made in Friuli" MIDI file and lyrics.


Screencast # 2 - Syncing Chords

In this video, the following techniques are used:

  • Text pasting in sync view. every row of text will create a sync event.
  • Syncing by clicking the desired event (or press the return key) at the right time.
  • Toggling chords visibility in display view.
  • Modifying chords size by manually dragging the (invisible) text/chord separator.

Download "Made in Friuli" MIDI file and chords.


Screencast # 3 - Embedding Lyrics Inside MP3 Files

In this video, the following techniques are used:

  • Text pasting in edit view. When switching to the sync view, a sync event is created for every line of text.
  • Syncing by clicking the desired event (or press the return key) at the right time.
  • Saving your work.
  • Embedding lyrics into the MP3 file via the "Export Current…" menu

Screencast # 4 - Moving the QMidi Library and related media files

The success of this operation requires that you follow all the steps carefully.

DO IT AT YOU OWN RISK!

You can download the SymbolicLinker contextual menu plugin used in this video from here.


Screencast # 5 - Mute groups and menu shortcuts.

This screencast shows how to create a mute group in the MIDI mixer and assign a keyboard shortcut.


Screencast # 6 - Routing click to external audio device.

Want to hear the click in an external audio card but still want to output audio to the internal mac sound card?

  1. Create an aggregate device putting first the mac output and then the external sound card.
  2. Choose this device as the mac audio output.
  3. Choose channel 3 or higher for the click.