You can edit notes in the Piano Roll view and the Inline Piano Roll view with the same methods. The Smart tool, Freehand tool and Select tool are useful for quick note editing. You can do the same edits with commands in the Process menu (Length, Slide, Transpose). If you want to edit multiple notes at the same time, first select them with the Select tool.MIDI notes display their velocity value as a wide or narrow column. You can drag the column up or down to edit the note’s velocity. Holding the Smart tool over the middle of the note in the upper third of the note displays a small velocity column on the Smart tool to show that the tool is in the target zone.A. Smart tool in velocity-edit mode B. Tooltip showing cursor position C. Velocity columnTooltips give you a constant readout of the cursor position, how much you’ve edited the selection, and how many notes you’re editing.In the following figure, the tooltip lists the current location of the cursor, how far the selection has moved from its original location (1252 ticks to the right), the current pitch level and MIDI note number of the cursor (E8 100), how far from the note’s original pitch the cursor has moved (1 half-step higher), and how many notes are in the selection.
Note: You can specify the width of velocity lines in the Piano Roll view. To do so, go to Edit > Preferences > Customization - Editing and adjust the Velocity Solid Width setting. For details, see Customization - Editing (Advanced).
Tip: If you want to audition a MIDI note’s velocity while adjusting the velocity, go to Edit > Preferences > Customization - Editing and enable Velocity Audition.
The first and last selected velocities remain stationary, while all other selected velocities ramp toward the dragged velocity line. The result typically resembles the letter “V”, or an inverted “V”, depending on which direction the velocities are dragged.A. First and last selected velocity lines remain stationary B. Hold down the CTRL key and drag any selected velocity; all other selected velocities ramp toward the dragged velocity line
A. Event-Muted (hollow; the note outline uses the Clip Mute color) B. Unmuted events (track color) C. Muted using the Mute tool on the clip (Clip Mute color)
By default, note events in the Piano Roll are colorized based on velocity. Darker shades of the basic track color indicate higher velocities. Lighter shades of the basic track color indicate lower velocities.This behavior can be bypassed by adding the following INI variable to the WinCake section of Cakewalk.ini (see Cakewalk.ini):By default, lasso selecting the top of velocity lines in the Piano Roll's Note pane does not automatically select the corresponding note events. If you want velocity lines to affect note selection, you can change the behavior by adding a switch to the Windows registry.
2. Type regedit and click OK to open the Registry Editor.
3. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Cakewalk Music Software\SONAR\Platinum (if you are using SONAR Artist or SONAR Professional, substitute “Platinum” with “Artist” or “Professional”).
4. Add a new DWORD value called AllowLassoVelInNotesPane (click Edit > New > DWORD Value).
5. Double-click the new AllowLassoVelInNotesPane DWORD event to open the Edit DWORD Value dialog box, then change the value to 1 (0=OFF; 1=ON).
6. Click OK to close the Edit DWORD Value dialog box, then restart SONAR.
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