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 +====== Super Commands ======
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 +A less known feature of defMON are the so-called Super Commands. If, for example, you want to transpose the notes in a whole sequence 7 steps upwards, you can do this:
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 +  - Press "​CTRL+G"​ twice to get to the very first step of the sequence.
 +  - Press "​CTRL+S 20" to set STEPS to 20, e.g. the number of steps in a sequence. This will put you in a mode where every edit keystroke you do will be applied to 20 steps forwards, including the step where the cursor is standing.
 +  - Press "​CTRL+R 7" to set REPEAT to 7. This changes the number of times each edit keystroke is applied on each step, from the default 1 to 7.
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 +If you would now press dot ("​."​),​ you will now transpose the whole sequence 7 steps up. Pressing the "​."​ key would normally just transpose the current step, where the cursor is standing, one step upwards. However, now that you have set some Super Command parameters — STEPS and REPEAT — the "​."​ key will behave differently as it will be applied 7 times on each of the 20 steps in the sequence.
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 +If you continue pressing other keys you will notice that you are messing up your tune. If you would set a note for example, it would be set on all 20 steps as well. (7 times on each step actually, in this case, although you won't notice this as repeatedly setting a note on a given step produces the same result as just setting it once). You clearly want to escape this mode quickly. To get out of Super Command mode:
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 +  - Press "​CTRL+ENTER"​. This will clear the color in the border, to indicate that you're no longer in Super Command mode.
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 +I'll write more on Super Commands later, but before that, let me just say that there are also a WIDTH parameter available, which sets the number of steps between each STEP. So, to edit every second line of a sequence, press "​CTRL+S 10 CTRL+W 2".
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 +You can also edit ALL sequences at once by pressing "​CTRL+Z A" (e.g. "ZONE ALL"). So to clear all the sequences you can press "​CTRL+Z A CTRL+S 20" and then go to the first line of any sequence and clear it by pressing C=+SHIFT+SPACE. This will apply the "clear line operation"​ for 20 steps in all sequences, which equals clearing the tune. Don't forget to press CTRL+ENTER to get out of this potentially very destructive Super Command setup.
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 +You probably won't use Super Commands very often, but sometimes they come in handy.
  
docs/supercommands.txt · Last modified: 2016/11/21 20:40 by ftc