Adding Instruments to Staves


When you add a staff to the score, a program change, or patch, is added at the start of the very first measure. The program change tells the receiving MIDI device which instrument toUse, and that instrument isUsed throughout the entire performance of the piece. Often, you may want to change patches in the middle of the piece, to simulate arco strings switching to pizzicato, for example. To achieve this you need to add a program change to the staff.


To Add a Program Change to a Staff


Inspect a staff by double-clicking on a measure.


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Select a staff on the Mixer and select the Properties Palette from the main tab "Home" or press "ALT+2"


  • Go to the Instrument tab and select the List >> button. Additional controls will become visible on the Instrument tab.
  • To enable the time control, click the New Patch button.


  • Enter a time other than 001:01:000 in the time control field.


  • Select the new patch from the list of patched and hit the Apply button. The new patch will appear in the patch list box.


To Remove a Program Change from a Staff


Inspect a staff by double-clicking on a measure.


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Select a staff on the Mixer and select the Properties Palette from the main tab "Home" or press "ALT+2"


  • Go to the Instrument tab and select the List >> button. Additional controls will become visible on the Instrument tab.
  • Select the patch in the patch list by clicking the piano icon or the Measure:Beat:Tick area.
  • To remove the patch, click the Delete Patch button.