Quantizing MIDI and Audio

Quantizing means moving recorded audio or MIDI and positioning it on the nearest grid position that is musically relevant. Quantizing is designed to correct errors, but you can also use it in a creative way.

You can quantize audio and MIDI to a grid or to a groove. You can also quantize multiple audio tracks simultaneously.

Audio and MIDI can be quantized at the same time. However, what exactly happens during quantizing differs for audio and MIDI:

  • Audio quantizing affects the audio event starts or the content of your audio.

  • MIDI quantizing can affect the starts of MIDI events in a part, the MIDI event lengths, or the MIDI event ends.


Quantizing is based on the original position of the events. Therefore, you can freely try out different quantize settings without the risk of destroying anything.