Balancing The Voices

Let's get some practical use from our "J" command. You can use the volume parameter (the last digit) to balance the voices, just like in a recording studio. For example, try entering a set of register definitions like this in your music file:

JASEFA54E00F JBS48F8F200B JCSE050F000B JDSF4080000B JES4F281400E

Add these voice/register assignments:

V1YA V2YB V3YC V4YD V5YE

When you transcribe your sheet music, use Voice 1 for the melody because it uses register A (set to highest volume). The melody should be the most prominent voice in the arrangement.

Voices 2, 3, and 4 (all playing with register B) are somewhat lower in volume than the A register, making them perfect for accompaniment. Use these voices for all the harmony and rhythm parts.

Voice 5 (using register E) is slightly less than maximum volume and is perfect for a strong bass line.

No need to limit yourself to the default partial settings when you balance the voices. You could define all the registers as trumpets, yet maintain the same loudness balance:

JASEFA54E00F JBSEFA54E00B JCSEFA54E00B JDSEFA54E00B JESEFA54E00E

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