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DFreqTIP - Cutting a Range of MIDI Notes with Cakewalk
by Scott R. Garrigus
There may be times when you're working on a project that you would
like to take a certain range of notes from one track and move them
to another track. For example, if you recorded a keyboard
performance on one track, but would rather have the left and right
hand parts on two different tracks.
Using Cakewalk software, you can achieve this by doing the
1) Select the track that contains the performance.
2) Choose Edit > Select > By Filter.
3) Click the None button.
4) Put a check mark next to the Note option.
5) Choose the range of notes you want to select by entering values
for the Key Min and Key Max parameters. Click OK.
6) Choose Edit > Cut.
7) Make sure the Events In Tracks option is activated. Click OK.
8) Choose Edit > Paste. Set the Starting Time to 1:01:000 and set
the Repetitions to 1.
9) Set the Starting At Track parameter to the number of the track to
which you want to paste the new data. Click OK.
You should now have two tracks with different ranges of notes that
when combined, play the entire performance.
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