Options For Quantizing to a Musical Grid

You can use the musical grid to quantize your recorded music.

  • To access the options for quantizing to a musical grid, select a musical time format from the Select Preset pop-up menu on the Quantize Panel.

The following options are available:


Allows you to select the basic value for the quantize grid.


Offsets every second position in the grid, creating a swing or shuffle feel.


Swing is only available if Grid is set to a straight value and Tuplet is deactivated.

Catch Range

Allows you to set a value that determines that quantizing only affects audio or MIDI within the set distance from the grid lines. This is reflected in the grid display.

Safe Range

Creates a safe zone before and after the quantize positions. If you specify a distance in ticks (120 ticks = one 16th note), events within this zone are not quantized. As a result, slight variations are kept.

Grid Display

Shows the quantize grid. Quantized audio or MIDI is moved to the positions indicated by the vertical grid lines.


Creates rhythmically more complex grids by dividing the grid into smaller steps, thereby creating n-tuplets.


Allows you to set a distance in ticks, so that your audio or MIDI is quantized to random positions within the specified distance from the quantize grid. This allows for slight variations and, at the same time, prevents your audio or MIDI from ending up too far away from the grid.

Soft Quantize Mode

Applies a loose quantization so that your audio or MIDI moves only part of the way to the closest quantize grid position. The Quantize Strength value to the right determines how close your audio or MIDI moves towards the grid.


Soft quantizing is based on the current quantized positions and not on the original event positions. You can repeatedly use the soft quantize mode to gradually move your audio or MIDI closer to the quantize grid until you have found the right timing.


Quantizes the content of your audio event by applying time stretch. The warp markers are aligned with the defined quantize grid.


Automatically moves controllers related to MIDI notes (pitchbend, etc.) with the notes when these are quantized.

Reset Quantize

Resets your audio or MIDI to its original, unquantized state.


This function has no effect on an event that was moved manually.


Immediately applies any changes to the selected parts or events. A way of using this feature is to set up a playback loop and to adjust the settings until you are satisfied with the result.


Applies your settings.