A few minor points:
And we have two really powerful new features:
It’s often difficult to sync the very first beat of a song, because there’s nothing in the recording that tells you when it will start – there’s just some short length of silence before the music begins. When this happens, you can simply ignore Bar 1, and start syncing from Bar 2 (though the list will display this as Bar 1, initially). When you’re satisfied that your Bar 2 (the list’s Bar 1) starts correctly, click this button to create a new Bar 1, which will start one bar earlier than the first one you synced. If it’s not perfect, you can tweak it with manual editing, but if you’re careful, it’ll be easy to get it right..
This does exactly what it says: it creates Loops from any Annotations that exist within the Rhythm Map channel. The Start and End times of the Loop will be the Start and End times of the Annotation, so usually you don’t want to use this button until after you’ve quantized the boundary times of the Annotation. That way, you’ll automatically get Loops that make musical sense, with precise timing – usually, they’ll be some number of whole bars. The newly created loops will be added to a new Rhythm Map channel called User-Created Loops, which is used to populate the popup menu of Loop names that the user sees.