MIDI issue re selecting/ moving notes in a track

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MIDI issue re selecting/ moving notes in a track

Postby LukeCakewalker » Mon Jan 17, 2005 8:21 pm

Using CWHS 2004 XL. Crossposting this to both beginner and MIDI forums.

Cakewalk is not cooperating.

I'm using MIDI, and I need the select, drag, drop, and especially delete functions in the track view to function **NORMALLY** as they always have done with ordinary audio tracks (not MIDI).

All I'm trying to do is to create a "guide track" with one simple chord per measure (e.g. a bar of Dm, a bar of A7, then a bar of G, and so on). This informal MIDI performance will NOT be used in the final mix of the recording, so the (relatively low) quality of my keyboard playing is completely irrelevant.

I need to be able to drag, drop, duplicate, and delete BARS OF MUSIC, as someone might do with sentences and paragraphs in a word processor. This shouldn't be so difficult.

However, if any TINY fragment of a note hangs outside the bar line, the process of selecting and moving information within the MIDI track is thwarted--for instance, the options are all dimmed out when I select Delete. I'm a songwriter, not a virtuoso; my performance is not precise enough to guarantee that these will be "Platonic solids."

On the "snap to grid," I have the Musical Time button selected, with Measure as the duration.

Apart from destroying my MIDI gear with a hammer, what can be done here?

I did a keyword search in this forum prior to posting, and it appears that others didn't get answers to similar questions.

Thanks,
Luke :evil:
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Postby Illprophet » Sun Jan 30, 2005 11:49 am

OK, you need to move your untimely midi notes to a more precise timely location correct? When I was dealing with HS2004XL I would have to go into the piano roll view to "straighten" any untimely notes (lets say 2 bars worth). Afterwards I would go back to track view and duplicate the bars to get what I needed (select clip+Ctrl+drag). You shouldn't have any drop, drag or delete problems in the track view with midi unless it's that far out-of time and the program cannot anticipate what you're trying to do (HS losses its' mind with a 16th of a note not in time with the rest in the track). I hope I have understood your query correctly...if not, post again and I'll get back to you. Good luck
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Problem mostly solved.

Postby LukeCakewalker » Sun Jan 30, 2005 7:22 pm

I solved most of my problem by using step recording; I discovered step recording months ago, but didn't understand the help file's explanation of how it worked, and I just got a massive jumble of notes every time I used it. After some experimentation, I understand it much better.

I'll see if I can work on some of my old MIDI files using the methods you've outlined. Thanks for your response! :)
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Postby Illprophet » Sun Jan 30, 2005 7:42 pm

Glad you've worked it out Luke :wink:
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