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Thanks to Scott R. Garrigus at DigiFreq for giving permission to reprint the following article. Visit DigiFreq for more great music technology tips & techniques.

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 following:

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.

Scott R. Garrigus is the author of Cakewalk Power!, Sound Forge Power!, Sound Forge 6 Power!, SONAR Power!, and SONAR 2 Power!, as well as the publisher of DigiFreq. Learn about more cool music technology tips and techniques and have the chance to win free music products by getting a FREE subscription to DigiFreq... go to:

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Scott R. Garrigus
Reprinted with permission.