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MIDI key mappings are associated with each specific tuning entry in a score. Make sure you’re using the correct tuning:

  1. In the score that you want to record/paste into, set up the mapping you wish to use in a tuning and give that tuning a unique name, e.g. “Beyati mapped”. (You can also duplicate the tuning before mapping if you wish to keep the original one as is)
  2. Open a MIDI Recording window by choosing New MIDI Recording from the File menu and choose the same tuning from the previous step. It’s a good idea to only have the one score open along with the MIDI Recording window and nothing else in Mus2.

    if you have multiple scores open, multiple tunings of the same name can appear in the recording window. This is why it’s important to give the tuning in step 1 a unique name.

  3. Adjust the recording settings on the toolbar:
    • In the Tempo section, set the tempo you want to record at.
    • Choose the tuning you want to use for this recording from the Tuning drop-down.
    • Select the instrument you want to record with from the Instrument drop-down.
    • Set the time signature of the recording in the Time Signature boxes. The instrument and tempo settings only apply to the current recording window. When you paste the recording to a score, the instrument of the staff and the tempo of the score are used.
  4. Click the bar you want to record from in the piano roll. The red recording cursor moves to the new location. Even though you can set a starting point, you can  also begin playing at any time while recording. Any empty bars at the beginning of a recording are ignored during transcription.
  5.  Click the Record button and start playing your MIDI instrument.
  6. When finished, click the Stop button.
  7. If you want to copy the recording to a grand staff, make sure Copy To Grand Staff is checked in the Edit menu. When the recording is copied while this option is active, notes above (and including) middle C will be pasted in one staff, while notes below middle C will be pasted in a secondary staff. This allows you to separate a two-handed passage into a grand staff more easily.
  8. To copy the recording to a score, choose Copy from the Edit menu.
    To copy a part of the recording, select the notes by drawing a rectangle around them. Selected notes appear blue.
    To copy the entire recording, make sure none of the notes are selected.
  9. Switch to the score window and choose Paste from the edit menu.
    The recording is transcribed and pasted to the first staff in the score. To paste the recording to a different location, use the right-click menu or the Cursor tool.
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