Musical Mode

The Musical Mode allows you to tempo-match audio loops to the project tempo.

If you activate Musical Mode for an audio clip, realtime time stretching is applied to the clip so that it matches the project tempo. The audio events adapt to any tempo changes in Cubase, just like MIDI events.

In the Sample Editor, you can activate Musical Mode in the AudioWarp section, in the Definition section, and on the toolbar.

  • You can also activate/deactivate Musical Mode from within the Pool by clicking the corresponding checkbox in the Musical Mode column.

  • Cubase supports ACID® loops. These loops are standard audio files, but with embedded tempo/length information. When ACID® files are imported into Cubase, Musical Mode is automatically activated, and the loops adapt to the project tempo.