The Track Parameters define real-time alterations of outgoing MIDI data.
The visibility of the respective panel is toggled by right-clicks on the VU display at the left side of the Track List (that's where the bouncing bars appear during playback). Using this panel you can edit the parameters through the Numerical Controls appearing there. The displayed values always refer to the currently selected track.
The first two parameters sets (those with a greenish colour) are static, but the last set (the reddish one) is dynamic and its values can be recorded.
Recorded Parameter Change Events can be edited via the List Window. It is also possible to produce these events directly there.
Chooses the output port of the track. The letters "A" to "D" represent the four possible MIDI outputs (see the topic "How to install"), while "AUDIO" stands for one of the 16 possible VST instruments within the Audio Mixer.
The default controller amount for each track (Chorus and Reverb controllers are not supported by every sound card). If these are specified, a corresponding event will be send at each start of the sequencer. The Channel parameter must not be set to 'all' in order for this to work.
To which channel the events send by this track will belong. If set to 'all' the channel stored with the event will be used. (This channel information can be viewed and edited via the List Window)
An amount of musical time by which the events on this track will be send earlier or later. This is useful when you have to deal with MIDI devices, that react very slowly or with sounds, that have a long attack phase or to compensate the different latency of external of internal synths. Also MIDI delay effect can be achieved that way.
An amount to add to or to subtract from the pitch and velocity (loudness) of notes.
At 0 % all notes will have medium loudness, when higher than 100 % louder notes become even louder, quieter notes even quieter.
Note length is shortened or enlarged according to the given percentage.
This is a kind of "auto-chord" feature. If this something different from 'none', every note on the outgoing track will be transposed to form a chord whose type is specified by Key Map and which is build on the note given by Map Root. This is a somewhat smart function, so results will not always be completely predictable. The Transpose parameter is applied prior to mapping, so different transposition levels will invert rather than transpose the chord. Key Map and Map Root are maybe not too useful as static track parameters, but when used dynamically as Parameter Change Events they can be quite helpful, since you may create large rows of chord progressions just by creating and modifying a very small number of events without having to transpose every note manually.
If you want to apply the modifications introduced by track parameters to the events in memory (so they become visible in the editors), use the Functions|Freeze Track Parameters option. This will permanently modify all MIDI events, reset the track parameters to their default values and delete all parameter change events on affected tracks. You may either do this globally, i.e. for all tracks (advisable before exporting to Standard MIDI File format) or locally, i.e. only for the selected track.