You can edit notes in the Piano Roll view and the Inline Piano Roll view with the same methods. The Smart tool, Freehand tool and Select tool are useful for quick note editing. You can do the same edits with commands in the Process menu (Length, Slide, Transpose). If you want to edit multiple notes at the same time, first select them with the Select tool.MIDI notes display their velocity value as a wide or narrow column. You can drag the column up or down to edit the note’s velocity. Holding the Smart tool over the middle of the note in the upper third of the note displays a small velocity column on the Smart tool to show that the tool is in the target zone.A. Smart tool in velocity-edit mode B. Tooltip showing cursor position C. Velocity columnTooltips give you a constant readout of the cursor position, how much you’ve edited the selection, and how many notes you’re editing.In the following figure, the tooltip lists the current location of the cursor, how far the selection has moved from its original location (1252 ticks to the right), the current pitch level and MIDI note number of the cursor (E8 100), how far from the note’s original pitch the cursor has moved (1 half-step higher), and how many notes are in the selection.
With the Edit tool , position the pointer near the top center of the note, then drag up/down.
With the Smart tool , position the pointer over the note’s start or end point, then drag left/right to adjust the start/end position.
With the Edit tool , position the pointer over the note’s start or end point, then drag left/right to adjust the start/end position.
With the Smart tool , position the pointer outside any notes, then click with the right mouse button and drag over the notes you want to select.
With the Freehand tool , position the pointer outside any notes, hold down the ALT key and drag over the notes you want to select.
With the Mute tool , click the note to mute/unmute a single note, or drag over notes to mute/unmute multiple notes.A. Event-Muted (hollow; the note outline uses the Clip Mute color) B. Unmuted events (track color) C. Muted using the Mute tool on the clip (Clip Mute color)
With the Smart tool , position the pointer over the bottom half center of the note, then drag the note to the desired location.
Tip: When moving a note, hold down the SHIFT key to constrain vertical or horizontal movement, depending on the direction you first move.
With the Smart tool , drag where you want to insert a new note.
Note: Use the Value control in the Tools module to specify the duration for new note events. You can also click an existing Note event to inherit its duration and apply it to new Note events. For details, see Use note duration value from last touched note.
With the Smart tool , hold down ALT+CTRL and drag across two or more notes of the same pitch (click on the first note, drag to the second note and release the mouse button).
With the Freehand tool , drag across two or more notes of the same pitch (click on the first note, drag to the second note and release the mouse button).
With the Smart tool , hold down ALT+CTRL and drag to insert multiple notes. Use the Value control to specify the duration of each note, and use the Snap resolution to specify the interval between each note.
With the Line tool , drag to insert multiple notes. Use the Value control to specify the duration of each note, and use the Snap resolution to specify the interval between each note.
With the Smart tool , right-click a note to erase a single note, or keep the right mouse button pressed and drag over notes to erase multiple notes.
With the Smart tool , position the pointer where you want to split the note, then hold down ALT and click (or lasso to split a region).
With the Split tool , position the pointer where you want to split the note, then click (or lasso to split a region).MIDI note colors are tinted depending on their velocities. Notes will appear darker for higher velocities and lighter for lower velocities.This feature may be enabled (1) or disabled (0) in the [WinCake] section of the Cakewalk.ini file. For example:By default, note events in the Piano Roll are colorized based on velocity. Darker shades of the basic track color indicate higher velocities. Lighter shades of the basic track color indicate lower velocities.This behavior can be bypassed by adding the following INI variable to the WinCake section of Cakewalk.ini (see Cakewalk.ini):By default, lasso selecting the top of velocity lines in the Piano Roll's Note pane also automatically selects the corresponding note events. If you don't want velocity lines to affect note selection, you can change the behavior by adding a switch to the Windows registry.
Warning: Always back up the Windows registry before making any changes. Only edit the registry if you are comfortable doing so.
2. Type regedit and click OK to open the Registry Editor.
3. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Cakewalk Music Software\SONAR Producer\X2.
4. Add a new DWORD value called AllowLassoVelInNotesPane (click Edit > New > DWORD Value).
5. Double-click the new AllowLassoVelInNotesPane DWORD event to open the Edit DWORD Value dialog box, then change the value to 0 (0=OFF; 1=ON).
6. Click OK to close the Edit DWORD Value dialog box, then restart SONAR.
Note: If you are showing velocity lines in the Piano Roll Controller pane, you can still lasso select velocity lines to select the corresponding note events. The above registry setting only affects the Note pane in the Piano Roll and inline Piano Roll.
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