MIDI Editors

There are several ways to edit MIDI in Cubase. You can use the tools and functions in the Project window for large-scale editing or the functions on the MIDI menu to process MIDI parts in various ways. To manually edit your MIDI data on a graphical interface, you can use the MIDI editors.

  • The Key Editor presents notes graphically, in a piano roll-style grid. The Key Editor also allows for detailed editing of non-note events, such as MIDI controllers.

  • The Score Editor displays MIDI notes as a musical score and provides advanced tools and functions for notation, layout, and printing.

  • The Drum Editor is similar to the Key Editor, but each key corresponds to a separate drum sound.

    You can use the Drum Editor to edit drum or percussion parts.

  • The List Editor shows all events in the selected MIDI parts as a list and allows you to view and edit their properties numerically. It also allows you to edit SysEx messages.

  • The In-Place Editor allows you to edit MIDI parts directly in the Project window, so that you can edit MIDI and other track types in context.


The Key Editor and the Drum Editor also feature the Global Tracks section, which shows events on global tracks at the top of the editor event display. In addition to this, the Visibility tab allows you to show/hide supported track types, such as MIDI tracks, instrument tracks, sampler tracks, and folder tracks, and to make their parts available in the editor display.