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As the note is dragged, the Cursor Location
Value indicator (in the Edit window) displays
the new start point.
If the Edit mode is set to Grid, the dragged note
snaps to the nearest Grid boundary. If the Edit
mode is set to Spot, the Spot dialog opens.
Trimming Note Start and End
Like regions, start and end points for MIDI notes
can be adjusted with the Trimmer tool. If several
notes are selected when performing the trim,
each note is changed.
To change the start or end points for a group of
Set the MIDI or Instrument track to Notes
Using the Pencil tool or any Grabber tool,
Shift-click each note you want to trim.
Do one of the following:
• Select the Trimmer tool.
– or –
• Use the Pencil tool.
Move the cursor near the beginning of any of
the highlighted notes, so the Trimmer tool ap-
pears. Drag right to shorten the notes, or drag
left to lengthen them.
If the Edit mode is set to Grid, the dragged start
or end point snaps to the nearest Grid bound-
ary. If the Edit mode is set to Spot, the Spot dia-
log opens, where you can enter the new location
for the note’s start or end point.
Notes can also be trimmed with the Trim Region
to Selection command (see “Trim to Selection
Command” on page 586) and the Trim To Inser-
tion command (see “Trimming with Nudge” on
Separating MIDI Notes
The Separate command lets you separate MIDI
notes at the Edit cursor location or at the bound-
aries of the Edit selection. When in Notes view
in the Edit window and in MIDI Editor win-
dows, separating MIDI regions creates new MIDI
notes but does not create new MIDI regions.
However, when in Regions view in the Edit win-
dow, separating MIDI regions only creates new
MIDI regions. Also, if the Edit selection includes
any audio tracks, the Separate command sepa-
rates only regions on MIDI and Instrument
tracks regardless of the Track View setting.
To copy the selected notes, leaving the orig-
inals intact, press Alt (Windows) or Option
(Mac) while dragging.
The placement of MIDI notes can also be
adjusted with Shift (see “Shift Command”
on page 820) or Nudge (see “Nudging Re-
gions” on page 588).
The Trimmer tool can also be used on MIDI
regions. For more informations, see “Time
Compression/Expansion Trimmer Tool
Functionality on MIDI Regions” on
Changing note end times with the Trimmer tool
When in Grid mode, use the Control key
(Windows) or the Command key (Mac) to
temporarily disable Grid mode.