Join two regions


(Telover) #1

Hi all,
I’ve read something around but I haven’t understood yet if it’s possible to join two regions.
I have two regions on the same line, containing midi, and I should join them to make them becoming just one.
I was looking the various options after I highlighted both, but I haven’t found anything useful.


(Paul Davis) #2

You cannot do this with MIDI without bouncing them to a new file on disk.

The “Combine” operation that exists for audio cannot be implemented for MIDI, primarily because MIDI data is editable by the user, whereas audio data is immutable (on disk). The “Combine” operation creates a “meta-region” from N other regions, but it would be impossible to edit the result.

So you have to bounce a time range or region selection to a new file/region, which means actually writing data to disk.


(Telover) #3

Ok. So since one of the regions is quite short, one or two bars, instead doing a complicate process, I can copy the notes from that region, make longer the other region window, and paste the notes into it.


(Movidalarioja) #4

Range mode tool select range, click right mouse and consolidate range
Sorry mi bad english


(Eitl) #5

To put Shupacabras words in plain english. Select both regions with the range tool (binded to R by default) and consolidate them (Right-click -> Consolidate range).


(Eitl) #6

To put Shupacabras words in plain english. Select both regions with the range tool (binded to R by default) and consolidate them (Right-click -> Consolidate range).


(Telover) #7

Yes thank you. Gracias, voy a tratar más adelante.


(Telover) #8

Hi. I haven’t found anything like that and with r pressed I could not select regions. Anyways I did it in the way I said, copying the notes from the smaller region and pasting them in the other one that I made longer.


(Paul Davis) #9

“r” == range mode … the mouse is used to select time ranges
“g” == object (grab) mode … the mouse is used to select objects (e.g. regions)

“smart” == best of both worlds. select time ranges by dragging in the top half of a track; select objects by clicking on them in the bottom half of the track.


(Tmp6) #10

I fall on that post searching about that problem. I really do appreciate how Ardour treats Audio and will never thank their developpers enough but I can’t believe that you cannot do a such midi simple elementary thing as “glueing” on Ardour !
I started with a cubase/ATARI 40 years ago, joining midi patterns was done within one click using the “glue” tool.
A common way of composing music is to repeat an elementary one bar pattern to start working. Then you want to “glue” four bars of it to add some variations and then that new four bars pattern can be used to build your song, and so on. Then you’ll want to “unlink” one pattern to introduce a break.
The lack of ‘glueing/joining’ regions (that I prefer to call patterns) makes Ardour very heavy to use for music compose and even unlinking is not easy.