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Instruments

Tracks

There are three distinct types of Tracks in Reflow :

  • Tablature Track
  • Standard Track
  • Drums Track

Once you've created a track of a certain type, you won't be able to change it later.

However, you can still try to copy/paste notes and beats from a track of one type to another one, and Reflow will try to keep as much information as possible.

Tablature Tracks

Tablature tracks are naturally used for any stringed instruments such as Guitars, Bass, Ukulele, Banjo, Mandolin.

Note pitch is driven by the string and fret.

Standard Track

These tracks are composed of just standard notation staff.

This is widely used by any classical instrument or vocalists.

There is no fret/string information for these tracks, you can enter notes and accidentals the way you want.

You can also create a standard track with two staves, known as the Grand Staff. Pianists often need two staves, one for each hand.

Drums Track

Drums tracks look very similar to standard tracks, but their inner representation is very different.

Drums notes are not pitch driven, the height of the note does not change the pitch but instead every drum element is mapped to a specific staff line and note head symbol.

Track Settings

The configuration of your tracks can be modified using the Track Settings dialog, available in the Score > Tracks menu

Track settings

Add Track

To create a new track in your song, click on the + button just below the Track List.

A list with available track presets will be presented. Click on a row to create track.

Add Track

Sound banks

Reflow comes with a General MIDI compatible soundfont, so you have access to 128 different sounds for your instruments.

You can change the sounding of your tracks in the Track Settings dialog, using the MIDI instrument list.

MIDI Programs

Tuning for Guitars

Tuning and Capo

In the track settings, if you're working on a guitar track you can modify the tuning and also apply a Capo.

Tuning Dialog

Click on the button to open the tuning dialog and modify the tuning of each strings.

Using the +/- buttons, you can add or remove strings to your track.