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Click a track’s Expand/collapse Take Lanes button .
A. Take lanes expanded B. Take lanes collapsed
Note 2: If the Track view Options > Auto Crossfade option is enabled, SONAR adds a crossfade between any newly overlapped clips that are on the same Take lane.
Take lanes and Automation lanes can be displayed simultaneously. Take lanes are always displayed immediately below the parent track, and Automation lanes are displayed below the Take lanes.
The Expand/collapse Take Lanes button has three states:
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Collapsed, with no existing lanes. The button is not highlighted .
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Collapsed, with at least one existing lane. The button has a soft blue glow .
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Expanded. The button is solid blue .
1.
Click a track’s Expand/collapse Take Lanes button.
2.
Click the Insert new lane button in an existing Take lane.
Click the lane’s Remove lane button . The lane is removed, and any existing clips are deleted.
Click the Take lane’s Arm for Recording button .
Note: If a track’s Take lanes are expanded while recording into the parent track, the recorded data will be moved to a new Take lane after recording is stopped.
1.
Go to Edit > Preferences > Project - Record, or right-click the Record button to access recording settings.
2.
Under the Recording Mode options, choose Sound on Sound (Blend).
3.
Under Loop Recording, choose Store Takes in a Single Track, and click OK.
4.
Click the target track’s Expand/collapse Take Lanes button so Take lanes are visible.
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Click the parent track’s Arm for Recording button. Note: It is important that you arm the parent track, not an existing Take lane.
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Click a track’s Expand/collapse Take lanes button .
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Click the Take lane’s Edit Filter, point to Clip Automation, and select the desired clip automation parameter. Created envelopes are displayed in bold text at the top of the menu.
Quick Groups allow you to effortlessly adjust identical controls across the same Take lane in different tracks. For example, you can quickly mute all Take lanes named T2. You can Quick Group the Mute, Solo, Arm for Recording and Edit Filter controls. Quick Groups can either affect all tracks, or only selected tracks of the same type. You hold down the CTRL key to momentarily create a Quick Group.
Quick Groups operate on lanes with the same original name across different tracks, not in lanes on the same track. All Take lanes remember their original name, even if you rename the lanes. For example, all Take lanes originally named T2 are grouped, even if some of them have been renamed.
Do one of the following:
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To adjust the same control in all tracks. Hold down the CTRL key and adjust a control in a track that is not selected. SONAR automatically adjusts the same control in all other tracks.
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To adjust the same control in selected tracks. Select the tracks you want to adjust, then hold down the CTRL key and adjust a control in any selected track. SONAR automatically adjusts the same control in all other selected tracks of the same type.
For example, to change the Edit Filter on all Take lanes originally named T2, select the tracks you want to include in the Quick Group, then hold down the CTRL key while you adjust the Edit Filter control on any selected lane named T2.

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