The Process > Groove Quantize command opens the Groove Quantize dialog box. Groove Quantizing is a way to edit a track so that its rhythmic feeling and, optionally, controller data are similar to some other piece of music. The other piece of music forms a groove pattern that you store in a groove file, which has an extension of .grv.The Groove Quantize dialog box has the following fields:Use this field to save or apply a group of settings, which include all the fields in the Groove Quantize dialog box except Groove File and Groove Pattern. Clicking the disk icon saves the current group of settings under the name you type into the presets window. Choosing a setting from the window’s drop-down list applies it to the dialog box. Clicking the X icon deletes the current preset from the list.Use this field to choose what groove file you want to choose a groove pattern from. Groove files have the extension .grv.Set the note resolution. The smaller the note value, the more precise the quantization. See Resolution.This field determines what Cakewalk does to notes that are far from the quantization points. See Window. The Window fields include the following:
If Outside Window. This field offers the following choices:
Do not change. Choosing this option means that Cakewalk leaves notes alone that lie outside the window.
Quantize to Resolution. Choosing this option means that Cakewalk quantizes out-of-window notes according to the resolution value instead of the groove pattern.
Move to Nearest. Choosing this option means that Cakewalk moves out-of-window notes to the nearest groove event.
Scale Time. Choosing this option means that Cakewalk moves out-of-window notes so that they are equally spaced.The values in the Strength section determine how closely Cakewalk changes the selected notes to match the groove’s values.
Time. Drag the slider in this field to set how closely Cakewalk moves the start time of the selected notes to the groove’s start times.
Duration. Drag the slider in this field to set how closely Cakewalk moves the durations of the selected notes to the groove’s durations.
Velocity. Drag the slider in this field to set how closely Cakewalk moves the velocities of the selected notes to the groove’s velocities.When quantizing audio, empty space can occur between clips. Select the Auto XFade Audio Clips check box if you want to automatically fill in the gaps and create an automatic crossfade between selected audio clips. Filling the gaps is accomplished automatically by “rolling out” the first clip’s right edge and the second clip’s left edge to create a crossfade.
XFade. This value determines the duration of the crossfade.
Max Gap. This value specifies the widest gap that will be filled with an automatic crossfade.
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