A. Disabled step B. Enabled step (double-click to create a flam) C. Current step (yellow) D. Merged steps E. Flammed step
To enable a single note. Click on the note that you want to enable.
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.
1. Click on the step where you want the first note to be enabled. If a step is not selected, the first step in the row will be used.
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.
To disable a single note. Right-click on the note that you want to disable.
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
1. Right-click to the right of the row that contains the notes you want to cut/copy and select Cut Row Steps or Copy Row Steps from the pop-up menu.
2. Right-click to the right of the row where you would like to paste the notes and select Paste Row Steps from the pop-up menu.
2. Select Shift Steps Forward or Shift Steps Backward from the pop-up menu.To clear all steps in the pattern, click the Step Sequencer view Pattern menu and select Clear Pattern.
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.
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 notesTo edit a note’s velocity value, do one of the following:
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.
Click a note to give it focus and use a mouse wheel to adjust the velocity value. Hold down the SHIFT key for fine control.Two horizontal lines are displayed to indicate the range that you can move the mouse to adjust velocities.
2. Drag the mouse up or down across other rows to change the velocities of the steps in that row. Only steps in the same row may be edited.
Note: If you would like to audition velocity changes while editing velocities, make sure the Trigger Note on Click option is enabled (see To audition a note when clicking on a step).For more information about working with controller events and velocities, see Adding and editing controllers in the Piano Roll.By default, all new note events have a fixed velocity value of 100. To change the default velocity value for new notes:
1. Click the Step Sequencer view Options menu and select Set default velocity for steps.The Set Default Velocity for Steps dialog box appears.
1. 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 stepsTo create a smooth slide between two pitches, you must insert controller events in the Controllers pane. For details, see To create a smooth slide (portamento) between pitches.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.
1. Click a row’s Select button.
2. 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).In addition to entering note events with the mouse, you can also use a MIDI input device to enter notes.
1. To enable MIDI step recording, do one of the following:
Click the Record button in the Step Sequencer.
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 .
2. On your MIDI input device, play the note(s) that you would like to assign to the current step (as indicated by the red light in the Position Indicator).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:
3. 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.For more information about configuring the default velocity value, see To specify the default velocity value for new notes.
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