• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 13.  Editing MIDI  > Using MIDI Clips

Using MIDI Clips

SONAR 3 makes editing simple by using the same set of tools for both audio and MIDI data. That means that most of what you already know about editing audio clips applies equally well to editing MIDI clips. Since MIDI is a different sort of information than audio, though, there are a couple of differences, including the ability to transpose MIDI freely.

Slip-editing MIDI Clips

Audio clips are made up of a series of samples, each of which is a miniscule fraction of a second long. It takes thousands of samples to make up an audio clip. MIDI clips, on the other hand, are primarily a series of messages telling a synthesizer to turn notes on and off. The highly technical terms for these two messages are Note On and Note Off. This means that when you slip-edit a MIDI clip so that you cut off a Note On message, the note will never be heard, even if the Note Off message is still present in the clip. If you slip-edit a MIDI clip so that you cut off a Note Off message, SONAR will simply slide the Note Off message along with the end of the clip, making the note shorter.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint