The Header at the top of BATTERY provides access to global functions such as Kit management, adjusting the master level, tempo, and voice management.

The Header at the top of BATTERY provides access to global functions such as Kit management, master level control, tempo, and voice management. It also hosts the main menu that offers file, editing, and layout options.

The Header consists of the following elements:

  1. BATTERY logo: Launches the About splash screen when clicked. This contains version and software licensing information, and software credits. Click on the About splash screen to close it.

  2. Sidebar button: Toggles the visibility of the Sidebar. For more information, refer to Sidebar.

  3. Main menu: Provides access to file, editing, and layout options, including the application menu bar and links to BATTERY's online documentation. For more information, refer to Main Menu.

  4. Kit menu: Displays the name of the currently loaded Kit. The adjacent arrow buttons allow you to quickly load Kits into BATTERY and operates in two different ways:

    • In case the current Kit was loaded via the File Browser or per drag-and-drop, clicking on the arrow buttons will load the next/previous Kit located in the current Kit's folder. Refer to Files Browser.

    • If the current Kit was loaded via the Library Browser, clicking on the arrow buttons will load the next/previous Kit located in the relevant Library folder, taking into account the tags you have used to narrow your selection when loading the current Kit. Refer to Library Browser.

  5. Sync: Determines whether BATTERY is synchronized to the internal clock to the tempo of a host software application when used as a plug-in. When Sync button is deactivated, BATTERY follows its own tempo. When using audio files that contain embedded timing information, such as REX loops, ACID wav files, and Apple Loop files, the loop will play back at the tempo set with the tempo control. The tempo display provides three input methods for setting the tempo: clicking and dragging the tempo, double-clicking and typing in the value, or tapping on the BPM label repeatedly. When tapping the label it will display TAP and act as a tap tempo button.

  6. Selection Follows MIDI Input: Switches cell focus automatically upon receiving MIDI notes when activated. When a key is pressed, not only will the relevant cell be triggered, but the cell focus will also switch to the cell, and the cell's content will be accessible in the Quick Access area. Refer to Quick Access Area.

  7. Voice: Displays the number of currently active voices on the left side, and the voice limit (maximum number of voices allowed) on the right side. Click + drag the number on the right side to change the voice limit. This setting will be saved with the Kit.

  8. CPU meter: Monitors BATTERY's CPU usage.

  9. Panic button: Resets BATTERY's audio engine. When activated, the Panic button will stop all audio from playing immediately.

  10. Output Level slider: Displays the levels of BATTERY's outputs. The slider on top adjusts the overall Output Level of all output section channels. To avoid distortion, you should prevent the meters from metering in the red. This setting is not saved with a Kit; however, it is saved when using BATTERY as a plug-in in a session with a host software, and will be recalled the next time you load that session.