Kick-start the creative process with
You can play Ignite as a traditional keyboard,
or enable “Players” for different instruments.
The Players generate patterns that you can
modify in real time by calling up patterns
with keyswitches, then playing melody
lines or chords that are in turn “played” by
the patterns. These “grooves” can be quite
inspirational when writing songs, but can also
help flesh out arrangements.
Step 1 Click on the instrument you want to use
with the player, then click the Play tab.
Step 2 Switch the Players switch to On, and
choose the Chord, Phrase, or Arp mode.
Step 3a If you selected Chord Mode, choose a Playing Style and Musical Style
from their drop-down menus. Playing one of the brown keyswitches toggles
the chord style on; playing on other keys causes them to be “played” by the
Step 3b With Phrase
choose a Playing
Style and Musical
one of the brown
keyswitches selects a
phrase in the selected
style, with other keys
being “played” by the
phrase. The Fill keys
add a fill at the end of
the current phrase.
Step 3c In Arp mode, notes that you hold down are arpeggiated.
Step 4 The controls
above the keyboard
depending on which
mode is selected;
experiment to tweak
a chord, phrase, or
Step 2: The Play tab turns blue
when a Player is on.
Step 4: “Move to Key Sig”
defaults to on, and causes notes to
conform to the project’s specified