The Smart tool is the default tool in Cakewalk. The Smart tool is a multi-function tool that combines functions from several other tools. The function is determined by where you click.Do one of the following:Clips are drawn with a header, which can be clicked with the Smart tool to select and move the clip. Clip headers automatically disappear if the track height is less than 36 pixels.
The Smart tool can be customized in order to disable specific functions and simplify the Smart tool behavior.To customize the Smart tool, long press or right-click the Smart tool button to open the Smart tool menu, then enable/disable the desired behaviors:
Move. Enable/disable move behavior.
Crop. Enable/disable crop behavior, which affects clips and Note events in the Piano Roll.
Fade. Enable/disable fade behavior, which affects clip fade in/out and note velocity in the Piano Roll.
Draw. Enable/disable draw/insert behavior, which affects envelope nodes and Note events in the Piano Roll.
Comp. Enable/disable comping behavior for the Smart tool when clicking the bottom half of clips in Take lanes.
Enable All. Enable all Smart tool behaviors, including Move, Crop, Fade, Draw, and Comp.If any Smart tool behaviors have been disabled, the Smart tool icon changes to a hollow arrow to indicate that the tool has been customized:Figure 157. Smart tool hotspots on audio clips.
Table 11. Using the Smart tool on audio clips
Table 12. Using the Smart tool in Take lanes Figure 159. Smart tool hotspots on MIDI clip.
Table 13. Using the Smart tool on MIDI clips Figure 160. Smart tool hotspots on PRV notes.
Table 14. Using the Smart tool on PRV notes Figure 161. Smart tool hotspots on automation.
Table 15. Using the Smart tool on automation Figure 162. Smart tool hotspots on AudioSnap transients.
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