Arranger sections can be edited in the Arranger Inspectors Sections list, or in the Arranger track timeline.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.
4 Snap to Grid Landmarks (Edit > Preferences > Customization - Snap to Grid)To rename a section, do one of the following:To move downstream sections when events are selected, hold down the SHIFT key while resizing a section.To select a single section, click the section in the Arranger track timeline or Arranger Inspector Sections list.To select discontiguous sections, hold down the CTRL key and click the sections you want to select/deselect.To select a range of sections, do one of the following:
Drag in the time ruler to make a selection (this behavior can be enabled/disabled with the Track view Options > Select Sections with Time Ruler option).To select all sections, without selecting the underlying track events, right-click any blank area in the Arranger track and select Select All.Only the sections themselves are selected. Track events associated with the sections are not selected.To select all sections along with any underlying track events, right-click any blank area in the Arranger track and select Select All + Events.Cakewalk selects all sections and track events across all tracks, within the bounds of the sections.Excluded tracks (see Excluding tracks from following arrangements) and track events not associated with selected sections are not affected.To delete a section, do one of the following:
Caution: An arrangement section is an instance of a project section. Deleting a project section will also remove all instances of that section from all arrangements.
Right-click the section and select Duplicate.Position the Now Time at the location where you want to split the section, then right-click the section and select Split at Now Time.
Note: You can also split clips at section boundaries. To do so, make a selection, then right-click and select Split Clips at Boundaries.By default, MIDI notes that overlap section boundaries will also be split, and MIDI chase events (such as continuous controllers, Pitch Wheel, and Patch Change) are inserted at the split position. You can enable/disable this behavior with the Split MIDI Notes option in Edit > Preferences > Customization - Editing (see Customization - Editing (Advanced)).Select two or more contiguous sections you want to merge (or drag in the time ruler to make a time selection), then right-click a selected section and select Merge.
You can arrange sections in a variety of ways by using modifier keys. Some operations behave differently depending on whether you drop at the start, middle, or end on an existing section. The tooltip shows the current operation.
Table 9. Arranger track drag operations
Table 10. Arranger track drag operations
Table 11. Arranger Inspector drag operations When dragging sections or committing arrangements, Cakewalk has logic for dealing with leading/trailing MIDI notes that overlap section boundaries.In the following example, section 2 is selected. The underlying MIDI clip contains note events that start slightly before section 2 and end slightly after section 2. By default, selecting section 2 will ignore the portions of overlapping note events that fall outside the section boundaries. Cakewalk now lets you optionally include the full duration of overlapping note events.A. Notes that overlap section boundaries
You can specify the threshold that determines which overlapping note events are included when moving sections.To do so, click the Track view MIDI menu and point to Arranger Section Event Overlap Threshold, then select one of the following options:
Off. Ignore overlapping notes.
Note value (Whole – 1/256 Triplet). Only include notes that overhang by a duration equal to or less than the selected value.
Any Overlap. Include notes that overhang by any duration.When overlapping notes fall within the threshold set, those notes are included in the section move/copy and the clip start/end is automatically resized (slip-edited) to accommodate the notes. The moved notes are also removed from the neighboring sections. This requires Non-destructive Editing to be enabled, and works best with Split MIDI Note enabled.The Arranger Section Event Overlap Threshold setting affects all arranger drag operations, delete, commit arrangement, and Duplicate from the section context menu.Figure 180. Result of moving section 2.By default, clicking an Arranger section also selects underlying track events. Clicking again deselects track events, while retaining selection of the section. This behavior allows you to easily determine whether or not track events are included in section edit operations. Note that the selection highlight in the Clips pane indicates selected track events.You can prevent data on individual tracks from being affected when you edit arranger sections. To do so, select Arranger Exclude in the Track Properties Inspector (see Properties Inspector - Track Properties).
Tip: To exclude all track, press CTRL+A to select all tracks, then select Arranger Exclude in the Track Properties Inspector.You can also lock individual clips to prevent them from being affected when editing sections. For details, see Locking Clips.To disable automatic selection of track events when selecting sections, click the Track view Options menu and disable Select Events with Sections.
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