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The channel function is invoked with <c>. The channels appear in two different modes. By default the short mode is enabled. Two channels are shown in one row. A grey number shows the channel number. Left to it a white number shows the currently played instrument / sample on this channel followed by the note. If the note starts to play it is shown in cyan for a short while. The third number shows the current volume at which the intrument / sample is played. Behind the volume the current effect is shown.4.8 At the rightmost of each entry the current (physical) volume splitted among left and right output channel is displayed in a bar graph.

The currently selected channel is indicated by a small white $>$ to the left side of the channel number. When a channel is muted with <s> or <q> it is shown in dark grey. However OPENCP continues to play this channel, so that the music sounds correctly when turning on this channel again.

When pressing <c> twice the channel function switches to the long format. Each channel now uses a single row as more information is beeing displayed. From left to right this is as follows: channel number, instrument / sample name, current note, instrument / sample volume, pan position, current, volume. 4.9

If the textmode is changed to 132 column mode the channel function can be displayed in short form at the upper right corner of the free space as shwown in figure 4.2.

If there are more channels than space inside the screen area OPENCP will scroll automatically through the channel list when you use the cursor keys. This is indicated by white $\uparrow$ and $\downarrow$ characters.

The channel function has no title string which could indicate if it is active or inactive. So you might have to press <c> one time more often if the channel function was previously inactive.


... shown.4.8
All these informations are only shown when a module or similar type of file is played. The nature of file like .WAV or .MP3 permits those displays.
... volume.4.9
This layout is only valid for module type files. Other file types like .SID have a different layout, but basically showing the same information.

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