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Synfire Screen Shots

Synfire Screen Shots

This is what Synfire looks like.

These pictures can only give a first impression. We limit ourselves here to the main window with its various pages. The constantly updated Online Manual contains a complete description of all program parts with a search function.

Structure

The colored map on top shows the hierarchy of containers that make up your arrangement. Navigate your song by selecting any container in there. The phrases contained in it then show up in the track sheet below.

Overview

On the Overview page, the output of each Instrument is laid out as a linear track. A perspective you may be familiar with from working with a DAW. This map helps you understand how the container structure is rolling out the final music.

Matrix

The Matrix console is meant as a switchboard of sorts for copying and moving parameters between instruments and containers.

Progression

Edit the Harmony parameter of the currently selected container and adjust its verse metrics.

Harmonizer

Find chords and scales interactively that best match a given melody or other rendered notes. When ready, save the resulting Harmony parameter to the container.

Palette

Navigate the space of harmony in an intuitive way. Explore harmony ideas and edit the Harmony parameter of the currently selected container by dragging chords to the lane on top.

Snippets

The Snippets grid allows for live improvisation with phrases. You populate the grid by dropping any phrases or parameters on the slots. Individual snippets are added to or removed from a running playback in real-time. Synfire is able to radically transform music in real-time. Much more than a DAW can do with static MIDI or audio clips.

Library

Every arrangement owns an embedded library that serves as a clipboard for parameters, phrases and ideas. Its items are browsed on the left sidebar. That sidebar can also look into other library files, allowing you to drop phrases into your arrangement anywhere you want them.

Factories

Generate a virtually unlimited number of parameters and phrases, always suited to your current project. The AI programming language KIM, developed by Cognitone specifically for this purpose, ensures that musically meaningful expressions are created and not random chaos.

Sounds

Every arrangement owns a rack with sounds that can be used by its instruments. If you open multiple arrangements at the same time, their sounds are managed independently of each other. You build up a rack simply by dropping items from the left sidebar onto the rack area.

Phrase Editor

A phrase editor section can be opened inside many pages in order to allow for finer control over details.