Advanced Sundog Techniques

The tutorials on this page will show you some techniques that go beyond the quickstart tutorial.

Working with the Pattern Trigger Editor

Please watch the quickstart video first before you watch the next ones.

The first video will show you the most important Pattern Trigger actions. The following things are covered:

  • Change length and position of the trigger lines with the start and end handles.
  • Delete parts of a trigger sequence by using the right mouse button.
  • Restart a pattern with a double-click.
  • Right-click timeline to start playback from there.
  • Enlarge the editor (+ zoom function).
  • Recording melodies using the mouse or keyboard (keys 1 to 0).
  • Turn off patterns to create own melodies in the Trigger editor.
  • Triggering samples or drums with the "Chromatic C" Source mode.

The second video tells you more about the "edit" mode. The "edit" mode is perfect to copy/paste/move single lines:

Polyphonic melodies and multi-patterns

To create a polyphonic melody, you will need to work with several instrument boxes at once. Use the same MIDI channel and instrument for each box. Sundog will create a polyphonic melody then which can be exported as a single MIDI file later on.

You will also learn how you can work with multi-patterns. They are useful to change melodic rhythms while a song part is playing.

The Pattern Finder: Find great melodies quickly

Sundog contains a Pattern Finder which will assist you in finding nice melodic rhythms for your song.

The full Manual

You can find the complete online manual here. If you need an offline PDF, you can get it there, too.

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