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-==== 1. Dragging ​MIDI to RapidComposer ​====+==== 1. Dragging ​and dropping phrases ​====
  
-You can drag and drop MIDI (either files or directly from DAWs) to any track or the master trackDragging should work from most DAWs that use the standard D&D procedures. Only the first track is inserted from the MIDI files. You can import multiple tracks under the MIDI Import tab.+Use the phrase browser to drag phrases ​to the workspacePlease note it is simpler to double-click on the workspace to insert ​the currently selected phrase.
  
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-=== 1.1 Dragging MIDI to tracks (with real-time preview) ===+
  
-If you hold down the Ctrl key, the dragged MIDI is analyzed for chords, and its relative form is dropped which automatically adhere to the master track chordsIf you do not hold down Ctrl during dragging, the original MIDI notes are placed in the track. Some DAWs (like Reaper) do not make it possible to show live preview of the dragged ​phrase, because ​the file data is created only when dropping the MIDI data. However it is still possible to drop MIDI from Reaper.+=== 1.1 Dragging ​a phrase ​from the Phrase Browser ===
  
-=== 1.2 Dragging MIDI to the master track (with real-time preview===+Drop the phrase on the workspace ​to insert it in the composition. Alternatively you can use double-click, or press the '​+'​ key (only when the workspace is in keyboard focus).
  
-The dragged MIDI file is analysed for chords which you can drop on the master track. Monophonic files without harmony do not work.+=== 1.2 Dropping a phrase ​on an existing phrase ===
  
-=== 1.3 Dragging MIDI to rhythm drop targets ===+Drop a phrase on another one to replace it.
  
-It is possible to drop MIDI file on "​rhythm drop targets"​. In this case the rhythm will be extracted from the first track of the MIDI data.+=== 1.3 Dropping ​phrase ​on track ===
  
-=== 1.4 Dragging MIDI to the RC window ===+The track will be filled with the phrase. If you hold down Ctrl during dropping, ghost copies will be used.
  
-This will open the MIDI Import page for specifying further options +=== 1.4 Inversions ​===
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-==== 2Dragging MIDI from RapidComposer to DAW (or to Explorer/​Finder) ====+
  
-{{:en:​overview:​dragmidifromrc.png|}} +Drag phrases vertically to make an inversion of the phrase. The way the phrase is inverted depends on the "​Phrase Transpose"​ setting over the workspace.  
-\\ +Noteswhen moving up, the bottom notes of the phrase move up. This won't preserve the phrase shape, but the harmony and rhythm will be the same
-\\ +Phrase: when moving up, all phrase notes move up to the next chord noteThis preserves the phrase shape. 
-=== 2.1 Dragging ​the whole composition ===+Octave: this setting allows ​the phrase to move by octaves only
  
-Use Ctrl-drag on the file icon. Muted tracks will not be included. You can select a section to drag by making a timeline selection.+=== 1.5 Copying phrases/​notes ===
  
-=== 2.2 Dragging a single track ===+Ctrl-drag phrases or notes
  
-Ctrl-drag the track name. You can select a section to drag by making a timeline selection.+=== 1.6 Ghost copying phrases ===
  
-=== 2.2 Dragging selected ​phrases ​as MIDI (from v3.5) ===+Ctrl-Shift-drag ​phrases ​to make a ghost copy. The "​copy"​ will follow the changes in the original phrase. You can choose to apply the variations on the original phrase, or not.
  
-Ctrl-Alt-Shift+drag phrases+=== 1.7 Moving phrase between tracks ===
  
 +During a normal drag operation, you can drag the phrases to other tracks.
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-==== 3. Dragging and dropping rhythm ====+==== 2. Dragging and dropping rhythm ====
  
 It is possible to drag the rhythm part of phrases, or drop a rhythm pattern on phrases. ​ It is possible to drag the rhythm part of phrases, or drop a rhythm pattern on phrases. ​
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-=== 3.1 Dragging rhythm from phrases ===+=== 2.1 Dragging rhythm from phrases ===
  
 Alt+drag phrase Alt+drag phrase
  
-=== 3.2 Dragging rhythm from the Rhythm Browser ===+=== 2.2 Dragging rhythm from the Rhythm Browser ===
  
 Drag phrase from the Rhythm Browser Drag phrase from the Rhythm Browser
  
-=== 3.3 Dropping rhythm to phrases ===+=== 2.3 Dropping rhythm to phrases ===
  
 If the phrase is a generator its rhythm is replaced, unless you hold down Ctrl, which means adding an "Apply Rhythm"​ variation. If the phrase is a generator its rhythm is replaced, unless you hold down Ctrl, which means adding an "Apply Rhythm"​ variation.
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 For normal phrases an "Apply Rhythm"​ variation is added with the dropped rhythm. For normal phrases an "Apply Rhythm"​ variation is added with the dropped rhythm.
  
-=== 3.4 Dropping rhythm to the Rhythm Browser ===+=== 2.4 Dropping rhythm to the Rhythm Browser ===
  
 Drop the dragged rhythm to save it in the Rhythm Browser Drop the dragged rhythm to save it in the Rhythm Browser
  
-=== 3.5 Dropping rhythm to tracks ===+=== 2.5 Dropping rhythm to tracks ===
  
 Dropping a rhythm pattern on a track will add it as a new phrase. This is very useful for percussion tracks. Dropping a rhythm pattern on a track will add it as a new phrase. This is very useful for percussion tracks.
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-==== 4. Dragging ​phrases in and between tracks ​====+==== 3. Dragging and dropping chord progressions ​====
  
-Inversions, copying, ghost copying, moving to other tracks belong here.+You can drag chord progressions from the browser or from the Chord Selector ("​Drag"​ button in progression editor)
  
-=== 4.1 Inversions ​===+{{:​en:​overview:​dragprogressions.png|}} 
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 +=== 3.1 Dropping a chord progression on the master track ===
  
-Drag phrases vertically ​to make an inversion of the phraseThe way the phrase is inverted depends on the "​Phrase Transpose"​ setting over the workspace +By default chord lengths are preserved if there are lengths assigned ​to chords in the progressionYou can ignore ​the lengths by dropping ​the progression using the Ctrl key.
-Notes: when moving up, the bottom notes of the phrase move up. This won't preserve the phrase shape, but the harmony and rhythm will be the same. +
-Phrase: when moving up, all phrase notes move up to the next chord note. This preserves the phrase shape. +
-Octave: this setting allows the phrase to move by octaves only+
  
-=== 4.2 Copying phrases/​notes ​===+=== 3.2 Dropping a chord progression on the timeline selection ​===
  
-Ctrl-drag phrases or notes+The chords are placed automatically in the selected timeline range. This many not be possible if the selection is too short, so make sure the chords will fit into the selection.
  
-=== 4.3 Ghost copying phrases === 
  
-Ctrl-Shift-drag phrases to make a ghost copyThe "​copy"​ will follow the changes in the original phrase. You can choose ​to apply the variations on the original phrase, or not.+\\ 
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 +==== 4Dragging MIDI to RapidComposer ====
  
-=== 4.4 Moving phrase between ​tracks ​===+You can drag and drop MIDI (either files or directly from DAWs) to any track or the master trackDragging should work from most DAWs that use the standard D&D procedures. Only the first track is inserted from the MIDI files. You can import multiple ​tracks ​under the MIDI Import tab.
  
-During a normal drag operation, you can drag the phrases to other tracks.+{{:​en:​overview:​dragmiditorc.png|}}
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-==== 5. Dragging ​and dropping chord progressions ====+=== 4.Dragging ​MIDI to tracks (with real-time preview) ​===
  
-You can drag chord progressions from the browser or from the Chord Selector ("​Drag"​ button ​in progression editor)+If you hold down the Ctrl key, the dragged MIDI is analyzed for chords, and its relative form is dropped which automatically adhere to the master track chords. If you do not hold down Ctrl during dragging, the original MIDI notes are placed ​in the track. Some DAWs (like Reaperdo not make it possible to show a live preview of the dragged phrase, because the file data is created only when dropping the MIDI data. However it is still possible to drop MIDI from Reaper.
  
-{{:​en:​overview:​dragprogressions.png|}}+=== 4.2 Dragging MIDI to the master track (with real-time preview) === 
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 +The dragged MIDI file is analysed for chords which you can drop on the master track. Monophonic files without harmony do not work. 
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 +=== 4.3 Dragging MIDI to rhythm drop targets === 
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 +It is possible to drop a MIDI file on "​rhythm drop targets"​. In this case the rhythm will be extracted from the first track of the MIDI data. 
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 +=== 4.4 Dragging MIDI to the RC window === 
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 +This will open the MIDI Import page for specifying further options
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-=== 5.1 Dropping a chord progression on the master track ===+==== 5. Dragging MIDI from RapidComposer to DAW (or to Explorer/​Finder) ====
  
-By default chord lengths are preserved if there are lengths assigned to chords in the progressionYou can ignore ​the lengths by dropping the progression using the Ctrl key.+{{:​en:​overview:​dragmidifromrc.png|}} 
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 +=== 5.1 Dragging ​the whole composition ===
  
-=== 5.2 Dropping a chord progression ​on the timeline selection ​===+Use Ctrl-drag ​on the file icon. Muted tracks will not be included. You can select a section to drag by making a timeline selection.
  
-The chords are placed automatically in the selected timeline range. This many not be possible if the selection is too short, so make sure the chords will fit into the selection.+=== 5.2 Dragging a single track ===
  
 +Ctrl-drag the track name. You can select a section to drag by making a timeline selection.
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 +=== 5.3 Dragging selected phrases as MIDI (from v3.5) ===
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 +Ctrl-Alt-Shift+drag phrases
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