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The arrangement of large bulks of MIDI events becomes easier, when related MIDI data can be grouped together in some way. In this application, this need is fulfilled by so the called Parts. These designate regions either containing MIDI events or being empty and are shown as yellowish boxes in the Arrange Window.
Operations performed on a part will be performed on every event it encloses, so when a part is selected, all events residing within its limits are selected, too, when it is moved, all events within it move, too.
Parts will in most cases be created by the user himself, but the program can create them automatically as well, for instance when a Standard MIDI File is imported or events are added outside the current part ranges by using the other editors.
It is not, as with other sequencers, allowed, that parts overlap, but you don't have to worry too much about this, because in case of conflicting part ranges (as it may occur after drag & drop operations) the program will dissolve the conflict automatically by slicing existing parts and/or creating new parts.
Create a new part: In the Menu use Structure|New part or press 'Ctrl+Alt+N'. The new empty part will start at the current play position.
Select a part: Choose Select (Duplicate and Shift would also work) as mouse mode, then left-click on the part you wish to select. Another left-click will deselect the part again. Select multiple parts by left-clicking them one after the other. To deselect them all again left-click on an empty spot in the Arrange Window.
Delete one or multiple parts: Select the parts to be deleted and use Structure|Delete part or press 'Ctrl+Alt+D'.
Rename a part: Right-click on the part, select the name box, enter the new name and the click OK.
Copy, move & combine parts: Choose Duplicate (for copying) or Shift (for moving) from the mouse mode menu and drag the part to its new location. This also works with many parts selected (in this case the start point of the part held by the mouse cursor is taken as a reference point for the others). If any parts from the selection come to overlap with other parts, source and destination contents are combined.
Splice a part: Choose Split as mouse mode and left-click on a part. The exact position of the splicing is determined by the time division described by the snap value settings (if it is Bar the division will occur exactly at the start of the previous bar, if it is None it will be exactly where you clicked etc.)
Merge part ranges: Choose Merge as mouse mode and left-click on a part to merge it with the next one.
Size parts: Choose Size and drag the part to its new size. Again the exact end point will be determined by the snap value settings. This affects the events contained in the part in two different ways: When the new size part becomes smaller, overshooting events are deleted. If it becomes larger, part content is repeated to fill up the gap between the old and the new stop point, that is: a loop is formed.
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