To use the Arranger track, you must first define time range sections such as Intro, Verse, Chorus, etc. Sections can be of any duration, but it is common to start/end them at measure boundaries.
If the Arranger track is not visible, click the Track view View menu and select Arranger Track Show/Hide, or press A.If the Arranger Inspector is not visible, click the Show/Hide Arranger button at the top of the Inspector pane.
To insert a section at the mouse position, right-click the blank area in the Arranger track timeline and point to Insert Section, then select Here and select the desired section type.
To insert a section at the Now Time, right-click the blank area in the Arranger track timeline and point to Insert Section, then select At Now Time and select the desired section type.
Click the Add Section button in the Arranger Inspector.
Make a time selection, for example by selecting a range of track events, then right-click in the time ruler and select Create Section from Selection. A new Arranger section is created with start/end times defined by the selection.
New sections are given a default name and color, which can be changed by right-clicking the section (see To rename a section and To change the section color).Figure 171. Adding a section in the Arranger track timeline adds it in the Arranger Inspector as well.Figure 172. Adding a section in the Arranger Inspector adds it in the Arranger track timeline as well.By default, drawing a section or clicking the Add Section button creates a new unassigned section, which can then be assigned to a specific section type (see To assign a section type to a section). However, you can also directly insert a section of a specific type. This can be done in the following ways:
Right-click in the Arranger track and point to Insert Section, then select the desired section type from the submenu.
Right-click the Add Section button in the Arranger Inspector and select the section type from the pop-up menu.
In the Media Browser, select the Arranger Templates content location preset, then open the Single sections folder and drag the desired template to an Arranger track.Figure 173. Insert Section menu.A. Insert the section at the location you clicked B. Insert the section at the Now Time C. Insert an unassigned section D. Section type to insertYou can automatically create Arranger sections based on existing text markers (see Creating and using markers), and vice versa.To convert markers to sections, make a time selection in the time ruler that spans the text markers, then right-click in the time ruler and select Create Sections from Markers.The easiest way to use this is to use CTRL+A to select all before invoking this command. Sections are created, beginning at each text marker location, and ending at the location of the next marker in the timeline. Note that if you have markers beyond the last clip, you may have to extend your selection to encompass this marker.The Create Markers from Sections command is similar, except it creates markers from sections. In both cases, any duplicates are skipped.Figure 174. Convert markers to Arranger sections.A. Markers B. Sections
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