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SceneView is a full-screen touch-enabled display that shows critical performance information.  Show SceneView by pressing the SCENE VIEW button on the Control Module or by selecting View|SceneView in the menu.  Exit SceneView by pressing the HIDE button in the upper right corner.

 

Tip:  SceneView is optimized to be the primary performance time display.

 

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Display Reference

SceneView has a number of displayable elements that can be shown or hidden in SceneView Options.

 

Full Scene List (Left) - A list of the entire set organized by song.  Click on any item to switch to that scene.
Performance Control Buttons (Bottom):
oPanic - stop all MIDI
oDynamic Transpose - Press - to transpose down a half step, + to transpose up a half step, and the tranpose value to reset to 0
oTempo - Tap repeatedly to set a new tempo
oPlay - press to play or stop the transport
oUndo Scene Change, Previous Scene, Next Scene - change scenes
oRack Power - press to stop/restart audio streaming
Upcoming Scenes (Middle) - Displays a list of the next few upcoming scenes in large font
Meter Bridge (Bottom) - Displays the audio levels of each bus and faders to adjust the bus mix.
MIDI Meter (Right) - Displays the current value of the assigned MIDI Controller.  Click the combo box indicator to assign a controller to meter.
Quick Access Scene Buttons (Right) - Press one of these 8 buttons to quickly insert one of the predefined Quick Access Scenes into the current set and switch to it.  See Scene and Set Manager for help on defining Quick Access Scenes.
Title (Top) - Displays the Set name if using songs and sets or displays the rack name otherwise.
MIX Button (Top) - Hide/Show the Meter Bridge
GOTO Button (Top) - show the Set Browser to select a scene to change to
Next Scene Hint (Bottom) - Displays the name of the next scene in the set

 

Selecting Songs and Scenes in SceneView

There are several ways to select scenes in SceneView

 

Press the space bar or assigned shortcut key
Use Global MIDI Automation or a Control Surface to change scenes remotely from a MIDI controller
Click a scene in the Full Scene List on the left side
Click Next or Previous Performance Control Buttons on the bottom
Click Undo Scene Change Performance Control Button to return to the previously used scene
Click a Quick Access Scene Button to select one of up to 8 scenes defined in the Setlist and Scenes editor.
Right click anywhere in SceneView to get a menu of songs in the setlist.  Select any set item to jump to that location in the set.

 

Using Image Cues in SceneView

Scenes and Songs can have image cues attached to them.  An image cue displays an image in the SceneView background for use as a prompt.  It is often used for lyrics or even sheet music scans.  See Image Cues for details.

 

Dynamic Transpose in SceneView

New “+” and “-“ buttons on the bottom of SceneView enable you to dynamically transpose the entire set up or down in half-steps.  This transpose setting is not saved.  Instead it is intended to be a quick way to change keys.  Click the transpose value button quickly to reset transpose to 0. Dynamic Transpose can also be automated with Global MIDI Automation.

 

Adding Scenes into the Current Set in SceneView

Right click on the SceneView to show a menu.  Select "Insert Scene Into Current Set" to add any scene in the rack into the next set position.  This does not permanently alter the set list, but is a quick way to add a scene temporarily.

 

Adjusting the Bus Mix in SceneView

The faders on the bus meter bridge alter the bus volume separately from the bus levels defined in each scene.  These adjustment levels are saved globally in the rack file and can be used to fine tune a mix without changing each scene.

 

Touch Mode

If Touch Mode is enabled in Program Settings (General Options), the Full Scene List can be navigated using touch gestures (swipe scrolling).  Otherwise, it uses scrollbar gestures.

 

Customizing the Appearance of SceneView

SceneView elements such as the scene list, Quick Scene  buttons, meter bridge and other buttons may be shown or hidden in SceneView Options.

 

SceneView can also be locked to a second monitor in Options.

 

SceneView is "stylable" using Qt-compatible stylesheet syntax.  In SceneView Options you can specify an alternate .css file to style the controls.  Two example files are installed by default in the Forte installation folder:  SceneView Default Style.css and SceneView Dim Red Style.css.  You can use these examples to create your own styles but style sheet creation assistance is not available from Brainspawn support.  This is an advanced user topic for those familiar with style sheets.