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Your Cubase® Studio by Steve Pacey

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The Snap Function Button

The button that looks roughly like this—>I<—is the Snap button (see Figure 8.10). With the Snap button activated, your notes and parts will automatically move to the closest grid point (according to the setting you define in the quantize display) when you move a note. When a note or part falls outside of your grid settings and the Snap button is activated, the note/part is “pulled” to the grid like a fridge magnet to a fridge. If the Snap function is deactivated, the note or part will stick wherever you place it with the OST (which may not be perfectly aligned to the grid). Sometimes it’s necessary to work with notes and parts outside the grid lines, so you have the power to turn the Snap function on or off.

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