The Main Menu of Usine Hollyhock consists of several icons located on the left-hand side of the workspace.
Below are descriptions for each of these icons and their associated functions.
Turns ON/OFF the audio engine of Usine.
Displays the Start page.
On the start page you can open default, last used, and demo workspaces.
Opens and closes the Browser panel to explore Usine factory files, user-created files, and personal media.
Displays and hides the Grid panel. The grid panel is a powerful sequencer where you can organize your Racks to create simple or complex songs with automation curves.
The Interface Builder (IB) is a special display mode, which is useful for a stage situation where you need to see only the main and moreover, the minimum possible of controls.
Shows and hides the Contextual menu as needed.
Toggles the MIDI, OSC, and Key learn mode to let you assign the desired control to any highlighted object on the workspace.
This icon enables you to record movement or actions on targeted design objects, like Knobs, Faders, Steps, Switches etc…
To record the movement of an object:
Click the icon to enable recording and change the value of the desired object.
Hides all opened panels such as Browser, Settings, Patching window, etc…
Unlocks and locks the design layout of all Control panels.
Once unlocked you can change the size of controls and design objects using the handles.
In this mode you can also move objects to customize the panel as needed.
Restores the default zoom scale
This icon/knob changes the zoom value of the currently selected panel.
To change the zoom of all panels in a workspace, click an empty area of the workspace first then adjust the knob to zoom all panels simultaneously.
Opens the Setup panel to adjust global settings such as audio sound card, MIDI devices, Network, folders paths, plug-ins, etc…
You can drag and drop any of the racks, patches, devices or browser items of your workspace directly on the trash icon to delete it. See : the trash bin for more information.