Advanced Looping

See bug #1605.

Setup

  • Launch rg
  • Preferences
    • ENABLE “Stop playback at end of last segment” in preferences.
    • DISABLE “Jump to loop”
    • ENABLE “Advanced Looping (beta)” in preferences.

Basic Looping

  • File > New
  • Confirm Edit > Cut/Copy Range and “Clear range of tempos” menu items are disabled.
  • Press the loop button on the transport.
  • Confirm button is active.
  • Confirm LoopRuler background indicates LoopAll (blue).
  • Create a 4 bar segment at bar 1.
  • Press Play
  • Confirm whole song loops (loop ends at bar 5)
  • Press Stop
  • Move the cursor using Ctrl+Click in the ruler to bar 3.
  • Press the start loop button “|←” on the transport.
  • Move the cursor using Ctrl+Click to bar 4.
  • Press the end loop button “→|” on the transport.
  • Confirm
    • a loop range from bar 3 to 4
    • LoopRuler indicates LoopOn mode.
    • Transport loop button is pressed.
    • Edit > Cut/Copy Range and “Clear range of tempos” menu items are enabled.
  • Press Play
  • Confirm playback looping between bar 3 and 4.

Right-Click in Loop Ruler

  • Right-click in the loop ruler.
  • Confirm
    • LoopRuler indicates LoopAll mode.
    • Playback continues past bar 4.
    • Transport loop button is pressed.
    • Whole song is looping (bar 1-5)
  • While the playback pointer is prior to the loop, right-click in the ruler.
  • Confirm
    • LoopRuler indicates LoopOn mode.
    • playback continues until cursor is in loop range.
    • playback then loops in the range.

Loop Button

  • Click on the loop button on the transport.
  • Confirm
    • LoopRuler indicates LoopOff mode.
    • Playback is not looping. Range is still present.
  • Let play proceed to the end of the segment (bar 5).
  • Confirm playback stops at bar 5.
  • Click on the loop button on the transport.
  • Press Play to start playback.
  • Confirm playback looping in the range.

Right-Click and Drag

  • Extend the Segment through bar 6 to bar 7. Might need to stop and restart playback.
  • Confirm looping from 3-4.
  • Specify a loop range from 5 to 6 by right-clicking and dragging on the loop ruler.
  • Confirm playback continues until it reaches bar 5 then loops.
  • Specify a loop range from 2 to 3 by right-clicking and dragging on the top ruler.
  • Confirm that upon release of the mouse button, playback continues to the end of the segment and stops.
  • Press play.
  • Confirm playback is looping from 2-3.
  • Specify a null loop range by right-clicking and dragging right then left until the indicator is just a line.
  • Confirm
    • LoopRuler indicates LoopAll mode.
    • Whole song loops.
    • Edit > Copy Range and “Clear range of tempos” menu items are enabled.
    • Edit > Cut Range is disabled because we are in play mode.

Marker Looping

  • Stop playback.
  • Create two markers (Shift+M).
  • Shift+click between those two markers in the marker ruler.
  • Confirm
    • Loop range appears between the markers.
    • Loop is enabled and working.
  • Shift+click between the first marker and bar 1 in the marker ruler.
  • Confirm
    • Loop range appears between bar 1 and the first marker.
    • Loop is enabled and working.

Set Loop To Selection

  • Stop playback
  • Select the Segment
  • Launch the Matrix
  • Drop a large note. It should be selected.
  • Move > Set Loop to Selection.
  • Confirm
    • Loop is set to range of note.
    • Loop is on.
  • Move > Clear Loop
  • Confirm: Loop off.
  • Launch Notation.
  • Select the note.
  • Move > Set Loop to Selection.
  • Confirm
    • Loop is set to range of note.
    • Loop is on.
  • Move > Clear Loop
  • Confirm: Loop off.

MIDI Controller

  • Given a loop range.
  • Press the Loop button on a MIDI controller.
  • Confirm: Toggles loop on/off.

Insert/Delete Range

  • Insert Range…
    • Insert Range before loop moves the entire loop.
    • Insert Range inside the loop moves the end only.

Tempo Change

  • Given a loop range after bar 1.
  • Change the tempo at bar 1.
    • Composition > Open Tempo and Time Signature Editor
  • Confirm loop is still in the same place and works.

Results

 
 
test/advanced_looping.txt · Last modified: 2022/10/25 00:11 by tedfelix
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