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Arranging and editing ► Clip groups

SONAR lets you treat multiple clips as a single unit. By grouping clips, you can select and edit an entire group of clips by simply selecting or editing any group member. A group can contain both audio and MIDI clips from a single track or from multiple tracks.
You can instruct SONAR to automatically group clips after recording multiple tracks simultaneously, or you can add and remove clips from a group after the clips have been recorded.
Figure 84. Grouped clips
A. The group number is displayed next to the clip name
1.
Go to Edit > Preferences > Project - Record, or right-click the Record button to access recording settings.
2.
Under Clip Groups, select the Group Clips Across Tracks check box.
Two discrete steps are placed in the Undo history. The first step is the actual recording and the second step is for Create Clip Group. This allows you to undo the clip group, if desired, without losing the recording.
Note: The Group Clips Across Tracks setting is stored with each project.
2.
Do one of the following:
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Right-click any selected clip, point to Add to Clip Group and choose New from the pop-up menu.
Note: A clip may only belong to one clip group at a time. If any of the selected clips already belong to another clip group, they will be removed from the other group and placed in the new group.
3.
Right-click any selected clip, point to Add to Clip Group and choose the desired group from the pop-up menu.
Note: A clip may only belong to one clip group at a time. If any of the selected clips already belong to another clip group, they will be removed from the other group and placed in the new group.
2.
Right-click any selected clip and choose Remove from Clip Group from the pop-up menu.
1.
Do one of the following:
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On the Edit menu, point to Select and choose All.
2.
Do one of the following:
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Right-click any selected clip and choose Remove from Clip Group from the pop-up menu.
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[Mute Entire Clips mode] Lasso-selecting will mute clips that are touched by the lasso as well as other clips in the same group that intersect the lasso time range.
1.
Go to Edit > Preferences > Customization - Editing.
2.
Under Clips, select the When splitting clips in groups, create new groups check box.
When you copy and paste clips that belong to a clip group, you can specify if the pasted clips should be placed in a new clip group or continue to be grouped with the original clip group. By default, a new clip group is created. You can change the behavior by adding the following line to the [WinCake] section of the Cakewalk.ini file:
To view and edit the Cakewalk.ini file, go to Edit > Preferences > File - Initialization File.

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