The Toolbox contains the following Tools that are used to trigger modes for specific operations.
- Selection Tool
The Selection Tool is the smartest Tool and while its main functionality is to select and move objects, it can also create or edit objects in various ways.
- Edit Tool
Also known as the Pencil Tool, this Tool is used to create objects by single-clicking and dragging. In the drum view of the Piano Roll, it can be used to quickly generate multiple hits.
- Erase Tool
The Erase Tool is used to delete all objects that are selected by it.
Each tool can be selected by simply pressing its corresponding button from 1 to 5 on the keyboard. Each Mode triggered by each tool is further described below.
To select objects in Select Mode, click and drag to create a selection rectangle.
To create objects in Select Mode, double click and drag within a track or lane.
To move selected objects, click on one of them and hold while moving your cursor. If the object is not selected, it will become selected.
To copy-move (duplicate and move) objects, click and drag like when moving, while holding thebutton on the keyboard.
To split/cut objects in parts, holdwhile clicking somewhere inside the object to cut at that position.