Recording and editing on your Spirio | r is simple and intuitive. Follow these easy instructions below to begin!
STEP ONE — Enter Record Mode
- Tap Record from the left side of your Spirio app.
STEP TWO — Prepare to Record
- Your Spirio | r is ready to record. Simply tap on the red record button on the lower left side to begin.
- Your Spirio will record what you play.
STEP THREE — Save your recording
- When finished, tap the Stop button on the lower left corner.
- You will be prompted to either save your recording, or to discard it.
STEP FOUR — Name your recording
- Type in a title for your recording.
- If you wish to create a folder, tap the + icon on the top right corner.
- Tap Done on the iPad keyboard.
STEP FIVE — Start a new recording or edit.
- You can either start a new recording, or edit the recording you just made.
STEP ONE — Find your recordings
- Tap on “My Music” from the home screen
- Next, tap on “My Files” from the menu.
STEP TWO — Locating your files
- Your Spirio | r has a hard drive where your recordings can be stored.
- You can also store files on a USB thumbdrive which can be plugged directly into your Spirio.
The Spirio Editor is simple to use. However, this is a powerful, high-resolution piano editing tool unlike anything else. Below are simple instructions for editing your recordings. For a more comprehensive overview of editor features, open the Spirio app, connect to a Spirio|r piano, open Settings > Help > Record/Edit.
- Your Spirio recording is presented in a “piano roll” format.
- Each note is displayed on a grid, and corresponds to the note on the reference keyboard located on the left side of your editor.
- To zoom in, pinch in with two fingers.
- To zoom out, either pinch out with two fingers, or press the magnifying glass on the bottom right to zoom out to 100%.
STEP ONE — Edit your recording
- To edit a recording, navigate to “My Files” and tap the more button (...) located on the far right side of the file you would like to edit.
- From the menu of choices, tap “Edit”.
STEP TWO — Loud/Soft Heat Map
- Every note has its own color, corresponding to how loud or soft it was recorded.
- The loudest notes are red.
- The softest notes are white.
STEP THREE — Editing a note’s volume
- Tap on any note and a pop up will appear.
- To edit the note velocity, (volume of the note), drag the slider, or enter a specific percentage from 1 (soft) to 100% (loud).
STEP FOUR — Editing a note’s duration
- You can make notes longer or shorter by tapping the - + buttons, or entering a specific time value
STEP FIVE — Editing a note’s start time
- You can modify the start time to a specific value by entering it into the “Start” box.
STEP SIX — Editing the pitch of a note
- To edit a note’s pitch tap the - + buttons, or enter a specific note name/location.
STEP SEVEN — Deleting a note
- Tap the trash can to delete the note.
STEP EIGHT — Saving
- To save your file: Tap the Save button on the bottom right and choose “Save”.
- To save your file with a different name: Tap the Save button and choose “Save As” to give your file a different name.
The Spirio Editor is capable of making very powerful changes to your recording. Below are additional instructions for using advanced Spirio editing features.
Adjusting the sustain pedal:
It is simple to make fine changes to the sustain pedal:
- Tap the pedal button on the bottom right.
- The pedal curve field will turn light grey, enabling changes to be made to the pedal data.
- Drag the pedal curve from bottom (off) to top (fully engaged), or somewhere in between.
- The pedal contact point is indicated by the ----- (dotted) line.
The lasso tool:
You can select a group of notes by using the lasso tool:
- Tap the lasso tool from the bottom left.
- Drag a line around the notes you wish to select.
- You can now make global changes to volume, pitch, or the time/duration for the selected notes.
- Use the lasso tool to delete a group of notes.
Snap notes to grid:
Use the snap to grid button to align a group of notes to a specific time value:
- Place the playhead at the desired time value, by tapping on the time grid at the top of the editor.
- Next, lasso the notes you wish to move.
- In the pop up menu, tap the "snap to grid" button and the notes will automatically move to the playhead location.
Tap the undo/redo buttons on the lower left to undo or redo your most recent changes.
Follow these simple instructions to edit double strikes and brushed notes
Editing double strikes:
Double strikes are displayed as two notes joined together.
To modify double strikes:
- Tap the joined note and a diaglog box appears.
- Tap join, to combine into one note.
- Tap split, to separate into two notes.
You can now edit the combined or separated notes.
Editing brushed notes:
- Brushed notes will appear with an exclamation point “!”.
- To edit, tap on the note and you will be prompted to increase the note velocity to an audible range using the + button.
- Tap +, and you can then edit or delete the note.