Importing MIDI Files

In Cubase, you can import MIDI files.


  1. Select File > Import > MIDI File.
  2. Optional: If a project is open, choose if you want to create a new project.

    If you select No, the MIDI file is imported into the current project.

  3. In the file dialog that opens, locate and select the MIDI file and click Open.


The MIDI file is imported. The result depends on the contents of the MIDI file and the setting you made in the Import Options section in the Preferences dialog (MIDI—MIDI File page).

It is also possible to import a MIDI file from disk by dragging it from the File Explorer/macOS Finder into the Project window. The Import Options apply as well.