|AudioMulch Help > Adjusting Contraption Properties
Using Common Contraption Controls
The Property Editors for the various contraptions share a number of common controls, which you use to edit the properties of a contraption. This module includes descriptions of each of these controls, what you can do with them, and gives instructions on how to use them.
|What you can do with it / How to use it
Use knobs to control a single parameter value.
To change the value of the knob:
Number Edit Box
Use number edit boxes to set a parameter.
To do this:
Other things you should know:
Use sliders to control a single parameter value. There are both vertical and horizontal sliders.
To change the value of the slider:
Note: Vertical sliders have the minimum value at the bottom and the maximum value at the top. Horizontal sliders have the minimum value at the left and the maximum at the right.
Range sliders function similarly to sliders, except you use them to control both the minimum and maximum of a range of values.
To move the range slider:
To move the minimum and maximum values independently:
Note: For information on enhanced control of the range slider, useful for live performance, see the section below.
Enhanced control of the range slider
As well as using the range sliders in the simple ways described above, there is the option for enhanced control of the range sliders by using modifier keys on the keyboard. These modifier key combinations let you move rapidly between slider thumbs without multiple mouse clicks. For live editing this means you can execute the entire variety of range parameter controls by altering the modifier keys. The selected slider thumb or thumbs are highlighted during use. There are two basic categories of behavior of the range slider, based on whether you're click-dragging in empty space (the slider area excluding the thumbs) or click-dragging a thumb.
|When dragging in empty space:
|When dragging a thumb:
The table below provides a quick-reference summary of the information above:
- Using Contraption Property Editors
- Using the Parameter Shortcut Menu
- Making Fine Adjustments to Parameter Values