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The Smart tool is the default tool in SONAR. 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.
Note: If the clip contains a fade in, drag the top half to crop clip start and move the fade in, or or drag the bottom half to only crop the clip without moving the fade in.
Crop clip start and also move clip data
Note: If the clip contains a fade in, drag the top half to crop clip start and move the fade in, or or drag the bottom half to only crop the clip without moving the fade in.
Note: If the clip contains a fade out, drag the top half to crop clip end and move the fade out, or or drag the bottom half to only crop the clip without moving the fade out.
Crop clip end and also move clip data
Note: If the clip contains a fade out, drag the top half to crop clip end and move the fade out, or or drag the bottom half to only crop the clip without moving the fade out.
Click to set the Now time and clear the selection; drag to select by time
Click to set the Now time and clear the selection; drag to select by time
Note: Click the clip header to select the clip, or drag the header to move the clip.
Crop clip start and also move clip data
Crop clip end and also move clip data
Click to set the Now time and clear the selection; drag to select by time
Click to set the Now time and clear the selection; drag to select by time
Note: Click the clip header to select the clip, or drag the header to move the clip.
Adjust clip velocity
Double-click
CTRL+Right-click
ALT+Right-click
CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+Right-click
Drag up/down to adjust note velocity
Click to select note; drag to move note
Open Note Properties dialog
Split note
Add note to selection
Toggle selection
Mute note
Insert a new note (before releasing mouse button, drag left/right to change duration, and up/down to change pitch)
Insert a new note
Click to unselect
Insert a new note with the selected duration
Change the Event Filter to Clips
Drag to perform the alternate mode of the selected Erase tool (either lasso Erase or Mute)
Insert nodes at the selection points
Click or drag to insert new events (Piano Roll Controller Pane only)
Drag transient marker line to stretch selected transients (non-proportional stretch)
Select all adjacent transient markers in other tracks
Drag transient marker line to stretch selected transients proportionally
Drag transient marker handle (diamond) to move transient marker (non-stretch)
Lasso select transients across clips and tracks

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