Use transform sets

The Presets pop-up menu is shown at the top-left corner of the MIDI Transform window. The first 17 items in the menu are write-protected preset templates for common editing tasks, such as creating crescendos or fixing note lengths. For more information, see MIDI Transform window presets.

Figure. Transform window showing the Presets menu.

You can temporarily change the used parameters of a preset, but all changes are discarded when you exit the preset.

Depending on your needs, it may be worthwhile to create your own transform sets. These can be configured and saved as part of a project. (Doing this in your template projects makes your transform sets available in all projects.) Your transform sets are shown at the bottom of the Presets pop-up menu.

Use a transform preset

  1. Select the MIDI regions or events that you want to transform.

  2. Choose a transform set from the Presets pop-up menu. For more information, see MIDI Transform window presets.

  3. In the Mode pop-up menu, choose how you want to transform the selected events within the regions.

  4. Set the selection conditions.

  5. Define the operations you want to perform.

    Note: You can deselect the “Hide unused parameters” checkbox (turn it off) to show all conditions and operations, allowing you to make more advanced choices.

  6. Do one of the following:

    • To select all events that meet the selection conditions: Click Select Only. The events will not be transformed. You can use this option to refine your selection, and make sure that your conditions only affect the events that you truly want to transform.

    • To transform all selected events, in accordance with the operations settings: Click Operate Only. (The selection conditions have no effect.) This is useful if you want to edit events that you’ve already selected manually.

    • To select all events that match the conditions, and transform them according to the operations settings: Click Select and Operate.

      Note: The number of selected regions and events (that match the conditions) are displayed above the selection and operation buttons.

Create a user transform set

  1. Choose Create Initialized User Set from the Presets pop-up menu.

  2. Set conditions and operations.

  3. Select the “Hide unused parameters” checkbox. This helps to avoid changes to conditions and operations that aren’t required for (or may disturb) your transform set.

  4. Click New Parameter Set (Number) in the Presets pop-up menu. Enter a new name for your transform set.

    Figure. Entering a transform set name in the Presets menu.

    This transform set now appears at the bottom of the Presets list in all MIDI Transform windows for this project. You should consider saving your user transform sets in one or more template projects. This way, they will always be available to you in all future projects.

    Tip: Renaming an existing transform set creates a new transform set that is identical to the original. The existing (source) transform set is retained.

Import all transform sets from another project

You can import transform sets from other projects, allowing fast access to a transform preset you created earlier. This function is also useful for adding existing transform sets to new template projects.

  1. Choose File > Project Settings > Import Project Settings (default key command: Option-Command-I).

  2. Browse to, and select, the project that contains the transform sets you want to import.

  3. Click the Import button, then choose the transform sets you want to import into the current project.

    The names of imported transform sets are retained, and added to the bottom of the Presets list.

  4. Click the Import button.