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Note: The SPACEBAR is “globally” bound to the Play/stop button, so that when you have a plug-in window open, you can still start and stop playback with the SPACEBAR.
Rather than tie up all the notes on your MIDI keyboard with key bindings, SONAR lets you define a key binding shift key on your MIDI keyboard that indicates when you want to use a key binding. For example, you could designate the lowest note on your MIDI keyboard as the key binding shift key, and then assign different notes to specific commands (for example, C4 to Process > Quantize, C5 to Process > Groove Quantize, and so on). If you press the C4 key by itself, the note plays normally. If you press the C4 key in combination with the lowest key on your keyboard (the key binding shift key), then it’s just as if you had chosen the Process > Quantize command from the menu.
You can use a key binding to execute a command only when that command is possible. For example, the File > Save command is disabled when no projects are open. If you have assigned the CTRL+F2 key combination to the File > Save command, it won’t do anything when no projects are open.
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Go to Edit > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts (make sure the Advanced option is selected at the bottom of the Preferences dialog box).
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Check Computer in the Type of Keys list.
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To quickly scroll to the key or key combination you want, click the Locate Key button, and then press the key or keys you want to use.
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In the Area menu, select the context in which you want to use the key binding.
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Click Bind to bind the key combination to the command.
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Click OK when you are done.
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Go to Edit > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts.
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Check MIDI in the Type of Keys list.
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Select the Enable check box to make sure MIDI key bindings are enabled.
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Check Key under MIDI Shift Options, and enter the name of the key you want to use.
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Check Controller under MIDI Shift Options, and choose the controller you want from the list.
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Highlight the key you want to bind from the Key list (if you click inside the Key list to put the focus on it, you can then play a note on your MIDI keyboard, and the note automatically becomes highlighted in the Key list).
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Click the Bind button.
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Click OK when you are done.
To disable MIDI key bindings, clear the Enable check box in the Key Bindings dialog box.
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Go to Edit > Preferences > Customization - Keyboard Shortcuts.
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In the Search box, type the text you want to search for.
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