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Automation ► Creating and editing automation envelopes

To control track automation, click a track’s Edit Filter control, point to Track Automation and choose the desired track parameter on the submenu menu. To control clip automation, point to Clip Automation and choose the desired clip parameter on the submenu. The Edit Filter menu uses bold text to indicate already created envelopes. For more information about using the Edit Filter, see Selecting the data type to edit.
A. Node B. Envelope name and current value C. Envelope value range
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Do one of the following:
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Do one of the following:
A. Snap target (previous two flat line segments) B. Snap target (previous node) C. Node that is being moved
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Right-click the envelope and choose Clear All on the pop-up menu.
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Do one of the following:
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Do one of the following:
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Jump. This choice causes the envelope to make a ninety degree jump where the envelope reaches the second node. SONAR displays jumps with a dotted line, meaning that there is automation data at the nodes where the dotted line begins and ends, but not where the line itself is.
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Linear. This choice draws a straight line between the two nodes.
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Fast Curve. This choice draws a curve between the two nodes that changes value rapidly at first, but more slowly toward the end of the curve.
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Slow Curve. This choice draws a curve between the two nodes that changes value slowly at first, but more rapidly toward the end of the curve.
Tip:  
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Click the track’s Edit Filter control, point to Track Automation and choose MIDI to open the MIDI Envelope dialog box.
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In the Type field, choose what kind of MIDI event you want to control with your envelope.
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In the Value field, choose the name of the controller you want to edit.
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In the Channel field, choose the MIDI channel that you want the envelope to send data on.
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Click OK to close the MIDI Envelope dialog,
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Do one of the following:
The Envelope Editing menu appears.
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Choose Delete Envelope from the menu.
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Do one of the following:
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Use the Edit > Delete Special command to open the Delete dialog box.
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Press CTRL+ALT+X or use the Edit > Cut Special command to open the Cut dialog box.
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Select Track/Bus Automation if it’s listed.
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Select Clip Automation if it’s listed.
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Press CTRL+ALT+C or use the Edit > Copy Special command.
The Copy dialog box appears.
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Choose Track/Bus Automation.
Note 1: The basic Edit > Copy (CTRL+C) and Edit > Paste (CTRL+V) commands only apply to the data type that is selected in the track’s Edit Filter. The Edit > Copy Special (CTRL+ALT+C) and Edit > Paste Special (CTRL+ALT+V) commands open a dialog that lets you specify which elements to copy/paste.
Note 2: If the Track/Bus Automation field is grayed-out, you must re-select a part of the clip that contains either a node or a solid line (shape). A dotted line by itself is not an envelope and can not be copied.
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Press CTRL+ALT+V or use the Edit > Paste Special command.
The Paste dialog box appears.
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SONAR pastes the automation data and any other types of data you chose in the Paste dialog box into the track and location you selected.
The Envelope Editing menu appears.
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Choose Assign Envelope > (name of the parameter you want the envelope to control).
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