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drag n drop:
- drag from a filemanager to add an audio file to the Song.
- drag from the Colour window to colour a Track or Part.
- drag from the Pool window to create a new Part.
- drag from the background of another window to move it as a pane in the Arrange window.
- drag from the background to another window/panel to re-dock the Arrange panel.
There are several ways of changing the zoom:
- use the horizontal and vertical sliders in the toolbar at the top of the window.
- with either the default Tool, or the Zoom Tool selected, draw a box in the window to define the zoom area.
- use the + and - keys.
- use the A,D,S,W keys to zoom in and out independently on the x and y axis.
- use the options in the View/Zoom menu.
- zoom changes can be undone using the zoom-history.
The following tools are available:
- normal - make selections, and change Part start and end.
- pencil - draw empty parts
- mute - not yet implemented.
- magnifier - draw a box to define the viewport.
- scissors - split Parts.
- click on a part to select it.
- shift-click on a part to extend the range of the selection.
- control click on a part to add it to the selection.
- drag on the desktop to draw a box enclosing a number of parts.
- to make a copy of a Part or several Parts, make a selection and hold CONTROL while dragging.
- to repeat the selection a number of times, move the cursor to be over the end of the selection so that the <-> icon appears, and move the cursor to the right while holding CONTROL.
Automation editing can be enabled by right-clicking on the track selector, and selecting Automation / Vol or Automation / Pan.
Left-clicking on the line will select a segment. Use left and right keys to select adjacent segments.
Right click on the automation line to get a context menu, from which you can add or remove points, or hide the line.
- hold SHIFT to constraint point movement to up and down only.
- to enable midi editing, select a Part, then use the E key to go into Midi Edit mode.
- to insert notes, select the pencil tool and draw within the Part.
- to change the start, end and velocity of notes, drag the start, end, or velocity bar of the midi event.
- to change the visible note range on a track, click on the top or bottom of the keyboard on the track control area.
- hold CTL while clicking here to change the vertical magnification of notes.
- hit Escape to leave Midi Edit mode.
Above the ruler is the song map area. It can be used to show labels for the sections or transitions in the arrangement.
- double click to create a new label.
- drag the label to move it.
- CTL-drag the label to copy it.
- double click the label to rename it.
arrange keyboard shortcuts
For a list of available keyboard shortcuts, see the Shortcuts window.