Piano Roll Macros

Piano Roll Macro

While holding the piano macro key (~ and ` by default on windows and § by default on MacOS) in the piano roll:

  1. Place notes with one click
  2. Hold down the mouse button to extend (move right/left) and change velocity (move up/down)
  3. Place selected stamp (see piano menu below)
  4. While holding Shift + Piano Macro, place stamps as many times as you want
    • The selected stamp doesn't get cleared as long as you're holding shift while you're placing stamps.

The piano macro key can be remapped in settings.ini if you have a different keyboard.

Piano Menu

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The piano menu shows up if the piano roll is detected on screen. If the piano roll detection often fails for you, you can set it to manual mode by editing settings.ini.


  • Piano roll detection is currently impossible on MacOS due to limitations of the automation tools available.
  • The piano roll menu will be stuck in manual mode, where you open it by double right clicking while holding shift.

The piano menu can be used to select stamps, which can then be placed using the piano roll macro.

The fold chords are a collection of stacked notes that can be used to quickly write simple progressions within a select key. To do this, add a scale to your piano roll and then hit the fold button. You can now stack these "fold" chords everywhere else, and they will always stay in key. The piano roll detection might get confused if you do this however... I would personally opt for the manual piano menu setting if you find yourself using this feature often.

Last Updated: 6/2/2022, 3:48:25 PM