Ok, let’s stop there for a sec. I dont want to move anything yet; I possibly may need to move things later. But that rarely happens - I work with things in small events (pic) just in case.
Yes, I looked at the screenshot. But when you originally wrote this:
Reason being, so that when a client comes back to me and asks that bars 13-16 be removed, or replaced with something else, or that bars 23-30 be repeated, I do not need to go and chop things up; everything is already “chopped”, and I can select, and dupe, or delete, or select and open, or whatever. The problem is Random Quantizing.
…I was thinking about the problem with grabbing cut Parts where some notes have been pushed over a number of Part’s start borders. The Logical Editor preset example (followed with an /1/8th note quant) is designed to grab all of those “crossovers” and stick 'em at the beginning of the Part.
The imperfection is that if you were to select (as in your example) bars 13-16, this LE preset will select everything near the start of every Part selected. That would not be a good thing. So the suggestion to quickly split everything at the second bar of the mass selection and select those Parts only…followed by the LE preset, then the quant, would only affect the lead-in notes of the group. Once done, you’d reselect the whole 13-16 bar group…so they could be “removed, or replaced with something else”.
Please keep in mind that this LE example only deals with the beginning of Parts. You’d have to invert the Bar Range/TimeBase to deal with things peeking over the back end of a Part. The idea was to get you thinking about a quick way to consolidate the overhanging notes into a selection without screwing up the bulk of the random quantizing throughout the entire selection.
I tried this with a large group of variable sized Parts similar to your example. I even made a Macro to combine the LE preset with an 1/8th Quant. It took all of 3 seconds to slice through all second bar Parts, selecting all 1st bar Parts and shifting the “crossovers” cleanly into the 1st bar.
All it’s designed to do is make sure every note will be included in a group selection. And do it quickly. As stated earlier, the imperfection is it will change the timing of the “crossover” notes…but that’s the trade off for speed. And it may not be the best solution for you.
I’d suggest a little test…just to see what it’s doing. Create a Part and dump a bunch of notes into it. Push some of the notes slightly over start line and apply the LE preset followed by an 1/8 quant. You may find some value in this technique.