How to edit multiple MIDI notes simultaneously with the Event Inspector in SONAR

Did you know that you can use the Event Inspector to easily edit multiple data events (such as MIDI notes) simultaneously?

In SONAR, right-click the Control Bar and choose Event Inspector Module to make the Event Inspector visible. If you don’t see it appear, you may need to hide some of the other Control Bar modules. Next, select some data (such as a group of MIDI notes) and then click a field in the Event Inspector. Either type in a new value or click the spin controls to change the value sequentially.

In addition, you can use modifiers (+/-) to change values. For example, if you want to add 23 to a velocity value of 37, type +23 for the Vel parameter and SONAR will automatically change the value to 60. The plus and minus modifiers work for all parameters, but the Vel (velocity) and Duration parameters can also accept a percentage for scaling values. For example, with 100% representing the current value, if you want to lengthen selected notes by 20%, enter 120% for the Duration value. If you want to shorten the same notes by 20%, enter 80%. For even more details and to see the Event Inspector in action, check out the following video. Versions 8.5 (and earlier) as well as X1 (and later) are covered.

Cakewalk SONAR – Event Inspector Editing video (With Ads)

And for full SONAR coverage, check out the SONAR X1 Power! book now available in the Cakewalk store.

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Scott R. Garrigus [SONAR Power! book series]

Writer, Musician, Multimedia Artist and Developer. Author of Cakewalk SONAR Power! books. Publisher of DigiFreq (music technology newsletter) and NewTechReview (consumer technology newsletter).