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Arranging and editingArranging clips ► Moving and copying clips

You can copy or move clips using drag-and-drop editing or the Cut, Copy, and Paste commands. If you copy or move clips into tracks that contain existing material, you need to let SONAR know how to combine the two.
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Events in the copied or moved clip are placed into a new clip that overlaps with the existing clip. This is the same effect as sound-on-sound recording.
Events in the copied or moved clip are placed into a new clip, and any overlapping events in the existing clip are erased. This is the same effect as overwrite recording.
The existing clips are shifted in time to make room for the new clips, so they will not overlap. If you check the Align to Measures option, shifted clips are always aligned to measure boundaries; otherwise, the clips are placed end to end.
When you use the Edit > Paste Special command to add information to a track that contains existing material, there is one final option you can choose.
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New clips are created containing the events on the Clipboard, exactly as described in the preceding table.
The events on the Clipboard are merged into any existing clips that occupy the same region of time. This means you will never end up with clips that overlap.
Note that if you copy or move clips to new, empty tracks, you don’t have to worry about these settings. In this case, the track properties that go with the clips are automatically applied to the new track.When you use drag-and-drop editing:
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You can set the above options every time you perform an edit, or you can set them once and have the same settings carry over automatically. Check or uncheck the Ask This Every Time box in the Drag and Drop Options dialog box to indicate your preference. To open the Drag and Drop Options dialog box, click the Track view Options menu and choose Drag and Drop Options.
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If necessary, choose the options you want from the Drag and Drop Options dialog box (go to Edit > Preferences > Customization - Editing, or right-click in the Clips pane and select Drag & Drop Options from the pop-up menu), and click OK.
Figure 78. The Drag and Drop Options dialog box
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Choose Edit > Cut Special to display the Cut dialog box.
Figure 79. The Cut dialog box
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Choose the options you want and click OK. SONAR cuts the clips from the project and places them on the Clipboard.
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Choose Edit > Paste Special to display the Paste dialog box.
Figure 80. The Paste dialog box
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In the Time Format field, choose the units you want to use for the new start time and/or length by clicking one of the radio buttons:
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M:B:T. Click this if you want the clip to begin and end on a specific measure, beat, or tick.
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Samples. Click this is you want the clip to begin and end on a specific sample.
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H:M:S:F. Click this is you want the clip to begin and end on a specific hour, minute, second, or frame. This is also known as SMPTE time, and lets you start the clip at an absolute-time-based (as opposed to musical-time-based) point in your project.Seconds. Click this is you want the clip to begin and end on a specific second.
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In the Start and Length fields, enter a new start time and/or length, or use the spinners or keyboard to change values.
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Choose a value in the Time Base field—choose one of the two options in this section to control what happens to the clip’s start time when you change the tempo:
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Musical (M:B:T). If the clip is set to the Musical time base, the clip’s M:B:T position stays constant, and its Absolute (SMPTE) position shifts.Absolute (SMPTE). If the clip is set to the Absolute (SMPTE) time base, its Absolute position stays constant, and its M:B:T position shifts.
Note: The length of a clip may also change when you change the tempo—audio clips maintain their absolute (SMPTE) length, while a MIDI clip will follow the value in the Time Base field. If a MIDI clip is set to use musical time, the clip maintains its M:B:T length. If a MIDI clip is set to use absolute time, the clip maintains its absolute length.
Note: The Snap Offset field is for audio clips only. The value of this field is the snap offset of the selected clip, in samples. When you set a snap offset value for a clip, and then drag the clip, the left edge of the clip does not snap to the current snap resolution--the clip snaps to a point on the clip that is the distance from the left edge of the clip to the snap offset value. For example, if you set the snap resolution to move to a measure, and the snap offset of a clip to 1500 samples, when you drag the clip, instead of the left edge of the clip moving to a measure line, the spot on the clip that's 1500 samples right of the beginning of the clip moves to the measure line.
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If necessary, choose the options you want from the Drag and Drop Options dialog box, and click OK.
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Choose Edit > Copy Special to display the Copy dialog box.
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Choose the options you want and click OK. SONAR copies the clips to the Clipboard.
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Choose Edit > Paste Special to display the Paste dialog box.
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Choose Edit > Delete, which brings up a dialog box—choose options and click OK.

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