SONAR lets you treat multiple clips as a single unit. By grouping clips, you can select and edit an entire group of clips by simply selecting or editing any group member. A group can contain both audio and MIDI clips from a single track or from multiple tracks.Clip groups are very useful, for example, when editing multitrack drums and you want to synchronize edits on all clips from the same recording take.You can instruct SONAR to automatically group clips after recording multiple tracks simultaneously, or you can add and remove clips from a group after the clips have been recorded.Figure 95. Grouped clipsA. The group number is displayed next to the clip name
1. Go to Edit > Preferences > Project - Record, or right-click the Record button to access recording settings.
2. Under Multi-track grouping, select one of the following options:
Group all clips. All clips that are recorded at the same time are placed in a clip group.
Group only clips in folders (default). All clips in folders are grouped. Different folders have different groups. Tracks not in folders are not grouped.
Do not group tracks. Each new take will belong to a different clip group if loop recording is enabled.After recording is complete, all new clips are grouped together. When loop recording, each pass of the loop gets placed in its own group.Two discrete steps are placed in the Undo history. The first step is the actual recording and the second step is for Create Clip Group. This allows you to undo the clip group, if desired, without losing the recording.The following example shows two takes of a five track loop recording. The first clip group is selected.
Note: The Group Clips Across Tracks setting is stored with each project.
Right-click any selected clip, point to Add to Clip Group and choose New from the pop-up menu.
3. Right-click any selected clip, point to Add to Clip Group and choose the desired group from the pop-up menu.
On the Edit menu, point to Select and choose All.
SONAR can automatically create a new clip group when splitting clips in an existing clip group. To specify the split behavior, follow these steps:
1. Go to Edit > Preferences > Customization - Editing.
2. Under Clips, select the When splitting clips in groups, create new groups check box.When you copy and paste clips that belong to a clip group, you can specify if the pasted clips should be placed in a new clip group or continue to be grouped with the original clip group. By default, a new clip group is created. You can change the behavior by adding the following line to the [WinCake] section of the Cakewalk.ini file:To view and edit the Cakewalk.ini file, go to Edit > Preferences > File - Initialization File.
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