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A. Disabled step B. Enabled step (double-click to create a flam) C. Current step (yellow) D. Merged steps E. Flammed step
Do one of the following:
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To enable a single note. Click on the note that you want to enable.
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To enable multiple notes of the same pitch. Click on the first note that you want to enable and drag across all other notes you want to enable. By default, dragging is constrained to a single row. If you want to freely drag across different rows, hold down the ALT key while dragging.
SONAR creates a new Step Sequencer clip when you enable the first note in an empty pattern.
A. Click an empty step to enable the note
Click the Step Sequencer view Options menu and select Trigger Note on Click.
The Trigger Note on Click option is disabled by default.
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Do one of the following:
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Right-click the row you would like to enable the notes on, point to Fill Every, then select 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6, depending on the desired interval.
Note: If the Entry Mode is Polyphonic, enabled notes will be merged with any existing notes in the row. If the Entry Mode is Monophonic, existing notes in the row will be cleared.
Do one of the following:
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To disable a single note. Right-click on the note that you want to disable.
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To disable multiple notes of the same pitch. Right-click on the first note that you want to disable and drag across all other notes that you want to disable. By default, dragging is constrained to a single row. If you want to freely drag across different rows, hold down the ALT key while dragging.
A. Right-click a note to disable the step
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Select Shift Steps Forward or Shift Steps Backward from the pop-up menu.
Do one of the following:
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Merge adjacent notes. Hold down the CTRL key, click the first note you want to merge and keep the mouse button pressed, then drag across all other notes you want to merge.
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Unmerge adjacent notes. Hold down the CTRL key, right-click the first note you want to unmerge and keep the mouse button pressed, then drag across all other notes you want to unmerge.
A. Unmerged note B. Merged notes
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Click a row’s Select button to show the Controllers pane, select Velocity in the Step Editor list, then draw velocity changes in the Controllers pane.
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Click the Step Sequencer view Options menu and select Set default velocity for steps.
The Set Default Velocity for Steps dialog box appears.
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Right-click a row and select Adjust Velocity Multiplier from the pop-up menu.
The Adjust Velocity Multiplier dialog box appears.
To adjust a row’s flam timing, click the row’s Select button to show the Controllers pane, then adjust the Flam knob as desired.
A. Flammed step B. Normal steps
You can specify the probability of whether an enabled note will play or not. By default, all enabled notes have a Probability value of 100%, which means the notes always play. To reduce the likelihood that a note will play, decrease the Probability value.
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Click a row’s Select button.
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Click the Step Editor control and select Probability from the drop-down menu.
3.
Draw events in the Controller pane to specify the desired Probability value for each note. The Probability value specifies the likelihood that a note will play. The value range is 1 (seldom) to 100 (always).
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Click the Record button in the Step Sequencer.
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Right-click the Play button in the Step Sequencer.
The Step Record button displays a red circle to indicate that MIDI Step Recording mode is enabled and the Position Indicator indicates the current position with a red light .
The Step Sequencer will listen for any and all notes that are pressed until a note is released, at which time the notes that were pressed will be turned on and the Step Sequencer will automatically advance to the next step. The following rules apply when step recording:
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To disable step recording, right-click the Play button again or press CTRL+R.
The Play button changes back to its normal state .
You can specify whether step recording should use the recorded velocity or a fixed velocity value for new notes. To toggle between the two behaviors, right-click on the Step Sequencer toolbar and select Use Fixed/Default Velocity for Step Recording from the pop-up menu.
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Undo the most recent step entry and move the current position backward by one step

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