Figure 646. The Editing section.The Editing section lets you specify drag & drop behavior, auto-crossfade settings, MIDI editing options and Microscope settings.The Editing section contains the following settings:
The fields in this section deal with the situation that occurs when you try to drag some data to a place in a track that already has some data.
Blend Old and New. Choosing this option tells Cakewalk to mix the new data with the old, with the following option:
Replace Old with New. Choosing this option tells Cakewalk to delete the old data, with the following option:
Delete Whole Measures. Choosing this option tells Cakewalk to delete the old data up to the next measure line, regardless of whether the new data fills the space up to the next measure.
Slide Over Old to Make Room. Choosing this option tells Cakewalk to slide the old data either forward or backward in the track to make room for the new data. with the following option:
Align to Measures. Choosing this option tells Cakewalk to slide the old data up to the next measure line, regardless of whether the new data fills the space up to the next measure.
Ask Every Time. Choosing this option causes the Editing section to appear every time you drag some data.
Selection after single split. This list lets you specify what is selected after a clip is split into two parts:
Left portion (default). Only the left portion is selected.
Right portion. Only the right portion is selected.
Both portions. Both the left and right portions are selected.
None. Neither portion is selected.
When Splitting Clips in Groups, Create New Groups. Choosing this option tells Cakewalk to create a new clip group when splitting clips in an existing clip group.
Auto Crossfade Comps (0-25ms). Specify the default auto crossfade duration when comping in Take lanes.
Non-Destructive MIDI Editing. Select this option to make all MIDI editing non-destructive. When toggled on, this option forces deleted data to be retained even though it is not visible.
Split MIDI Notes. Select this option to split any underlying MIDI notes when you split clips, and insert MIDI chase events (such as continuous controllers, Pitch Wheel, and Patch Change) at the split position.
Velocity Audition. Select this option if you want to hear the changes in velocity as you make them.
Polyphonic Velocity Audition. Select this option if you want to hear all selected notes as you drag them through different pitch levels.
Microscope. Use this check box to enable/disable Microscope mode in the Piano Roll view and Inline Piano Roll (enabled by default).
Diagonal Size. Use this numeric entry box to specify the diameter size in pixels of the microscope. The valid range is 20-250 and the default value is 100.
Show When Note Height Less Than. Microscope mode will only be enabled if the note heights (in pixels) are equal or less than this number. The valid range is 2-20 and the default value is 6.
Magnifying Time. Use this check box to enable/disable horizontal magnification when the Piano Roll view zoom is such that notes become very narrow.In addition to these options, there are some other parameters that can be configured by adding the following INI variables to the WinCake section of Cakewalk.ini (see Cakewalk.ini):
Velocity Solid Width. Specify the width of velocity lines in the Piano Roll view. The valid range is 1-8 pixels and the default value is 6.
Use Paste Special Options on Paste. By default, Edit > Paste does not remember the settings from the Paste Special dialog box (CTRL+ALT+V). Select this option to apply the Paste Special settings when using regular paste.
Use Current Snap Settings on Duplicate Selected Clip(s). Select this option if you want the Duplicate Selected Clip(s) command to respect the current Snap to Grid settings.
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