Tip Tuesday - Muting Beats

Some of the notes in our online music creator (Roc) can have some sustain to them, meaning the note rings out for a longer time. This is especially true for some of the more melodic instruments like the Wood Flute or Jazz Guitar, but even things like the drum cymbals have some sustain. Luckily, there is an easy way to mute notes so they stop ringing out. When setting your notes, place a second note on the same track at the point where you want the original one to be muted. Then switch to Velocity Mode (just toggle from Beat Mode at the top of the window) and reduce the second note's volume to 0. Now the original note will be muted when it hits the second one. Brilliant! Below is a sample loop with some muted notes. Open it up to see how it was made!