How can I Copy/Paste parts within my Song or between different Songs using the built-in sequencer?
The Song mode Track Editor offers two really great tools that make copying/pasting parts easy: COPY and GRAB. Though both tools are very similar, there is one primary difference: COPY is intended for copy/pasting parts within the SAME song whereas GRAB is suited for copy/pasting parts between DIFFERENT Songs. Here's how things work:
(Note: be sure the "Prog" field is NOT highlighted otherwise you will enter the Program editor vs Song editor).
You'll note the tool parameters are nearly identical with the one exception that GRAB adds a SrcSong field (Source Song).
|SrcSong||(Grab only) Specifies the Song you are copying FROM.|
|DstTrack||Specifies the track you are copying TO (1-16, All).|
|Location||The point in the current song at which the pasted material will start.|
Erase - replaces data on the DstTrack with the copied data starting at the set Location.
Slide - inserts the copied data on the DstTrack starting at the set Location, moving existing data later in time.
Merge - blends the copied data with the data already on the DstTrack starting at the set Location.
|Times||Determines how many times the copied region will be pasted; ex, If you selected a 4 bar section to copy, Times: 2 means those 4 bars will be pasted twice in a row, filling up 8 bars of space.|
If you are happy with the results, press Exit and Save as normal. If not, press Exit, do not save, and try again (from step 2).
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