Regions are areas of the timeline which allow for control over whatever device or devices are present in your Audiotool arrangements. Notes, automation, samples or anything else that is on the timeline will be contained in a region. Regions differ slightly depending on what they are controlling. Regions can be added to the timeline by double-clicking inside the corresponding timeline track (note regions can only live in note tracks, automation regions in automation tracks etc. etc.) Once a region has been added to the timeline it is possible to double click on the region to expose what the region contains (not possible with pattern regions).
Although different all regions are created in the same way. Regions must have a track on the timeline to live in before they can be created. Some devices like the Pulverisateur or an Audiotrack will automatically create a timeline track when the device is dragged to the desktop. If you are using a device which does not automatically create a track you will need to use the add track menu to create a track for your region/s to live in.
(Below) example shows an automation track being created for the Slope effect pedal's Mode parameter.
Once a track has been created a region can be created by double-clicking anywhere inside the newly created track.
Region Markers- All regions except for pattern regions include region markers. Region markers allow for you to highlight portions of the the region, only what is between the region markers will be played. Whatever is between the 2 region markers will be looped for the duration of the region.
(Below) Note region with region markers fully open, meaning that the complete 4 bar sequence will be played.
(Below) Note region with region markers highlighting the second bar in the sequence.
The above example shows that the second bar in the 4 bar sequence is highlighted, the duration of the region will not change but the region will loop the second bar for the duration of the region. Region markers can be utilised with Note Regions, Audio Regions (samples) and Automation regions.