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James Thomson Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
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May 1, 2011 9:38 AM

I finished a multi track accompaniment for a choral performance.  Because of changes in the plans for the vocal parts/solos, I need to make the introcution longer and will be adding a fourth verse.  The problem is that there are very complicated instructions in the master track and there is also no space in the beginning of the piece to splice the intro in.  Is it possible to open up space at the beginning, and even at one spot in the middle without malaligning all of the master track settings?

 

Thanks,
James

  • MattiMattMatt Level 4 Level 4 (2,420 points)
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    May 1, 2011 10:12 AM (in response to James Thomson)

    Yes, I believe you can do that with the arrange track. Briefly, select Show Arrange Track from the Track Menu, and select a section in the Arrange Track (or the entire piece). Move the segment, and the Master Track settings should move with it.

     

    For more info about how to do this, search for Arrange Track in GB help.

     

    Also, as a safety net, if you've put a lot of work into this, you might want to create a 2nd version of it with a Save As command just in case you mess it up and can't get back to your original.

  • MattiMattMatt Level 4 Level 4 (2,420 points)
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    May 1, 2011 1:54 PM (in response to James Thomson)

    James Thomson wrote:

     

    Thanks Matt.  I'll remember the Arrange A Track option.  I just finished doing it a more complicated way.  I locked the automation curves and dragged all the tracks.  I had to delete double sections that were left copied up in front of the drag.  Then I UNLOCKED the automation, highlight all the tempo bullets in the master track for volume and dragged the master tempo curve the same distance.  It worked.  But I need to look into the Arrange A Track as you advised.  Thanks.  James

     

    That sounds like a lot of work, but a clever workaround!

     

    Just to clarify, you're looking for the "Arrange Track" (not "Arrange A Track"). When you tell GB to show the Arrange Track it appears as a very skinny bar on the top of the window (as compared to the Master Track which appears on the bottom). Good luck with the project.

  • Burgundia Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
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    May 1, 2011 4:22 PM (in response to MattiMattMatt)

    Great info, Matti, I did not know about this feature!

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