The Preferences window is displayed as usual for any Mac OS application. Cmd-, or select the Preferences… menu item.
In the general pane of the preferences window as seen above you can select the color of Quincy's grid - just click in the color well to expose the system's color panel - and you can opt to have the application display the current key in tone syllables.
International users have the option to force Quincy's localization to English or back if so desired. The language control only appears on systems that are localized to a language other than English and one that is supported by Qunicy. Switching the localization requires Quincy to re-launch, so it is best to make sure all documents are saved doing so.
Here you can select the MIDI channel that Quincy outputs. In our testing we found that some applications like Ableton Live will honor this setting while others will not. Logic Pro X for example just bunches all streamed MIDI into its recording strip and doesn't allow you to differentiate by channel.
This completes our overview of main application elements. If you read from the beginning, you may feel a little overwhelmed with all these windows, tools and modes. Therefore we designed the next section of this documentation to be a little more tutorial like. Each of the next three chapters lets you follow along and contains a lot of pictures to check your progress. We'll talk about the Play Mode first, then the Edit Mode and finally the Draw Mode.