How to Change the Length of a Part?

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sj1
KVRist
95 posts since 13 Mar, 2017

Post Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:46 am

Hi,

Suppose a part (line) exists, 4 bars long.

RC 4-bar Part.jpg

How can I change that part (line) to be 8 bars long instead?

Note: I'm aiming for one 8 bar part (line) here. (It is clear enough that I can duplicate the 4-bar line <g>)
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BluGenes
KVRian
581 posts since 15 May, 2017

Re: How to Change the Length of a Part?

Post Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:22 am

drag the grey tab at the end of the timeline.

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sj1
KVRist
95 posts since 13 Mar, 2017

Re: How to Change the Length of a Part?

Post Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:30 am

Yup! Thank you!

I see also that this works even if the part is in the middle of the composition structure. In this case, just double-click on the part to "zoom in" on it (make it the only part seen in the main window) and the grey tab will appear at the right allowing the part length to be changed. You can then double-click on the first (overall) entry in the structure list and see your new edit in the context of the whole composition.

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KVRAF
3573 posts since 9 Jan, 2010

Re: How to Change the Length of a Part?

Post Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:13 am

There are many ways, I just cannot find my earlier forum post where this is explained.

You can find everything about 'time' in the timeline inspector. You will find "Insert XXX Beats/Bars" there. When the timeline is in keyboard focus, pressing + will add a quarter note at the time pointer. If you select a range, for example 8 quarter notes, pressing * will duplicate it. Of course cut/copy/paste time also works on the timeline which increases the length of the line.
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