Record - MIDI

Record-Enable allows MIDI Thru

Activate this option if you do not want record-enabled MIDI or instrument tracks to echo incoming MIDI data. This prevents hearing doubled notes on record-enabled tracks to which a VST instrument is assigned.

Snap MIDI Parts to Bars

Activate this to lengthen recorded MIDI parts automatically to start and end at whole bar positions. If you are working in a Bars+Beats-based context, this can make editing (Moving, Duplicating, Repeating, etc.) easier.

MIDI Record Catch Range in ms

When you record starting at the left locator, this setting helps you make sure that the very start of the recording is included. If you raise the Record Catch Range, Cubase will catch the events played just before the recording start point, eliminating this problem.

Retrospective Record

If this option is activated, the program captures MIDI input in buffer memory, even when not recording. The contents of the buffer memory can then be retrieved and turned into a MIDI part on a record-enabled MIDI track. This therefore allows you to capture any MIDI notes you play in stop mode or during playback and later turn them into a recorded MIDI part.

Use the Retrospective Record Buffer Size setting to determine how much MIDI data can be captured in the buffer.

ASIO Latency Compensation Active by Default

This determines the initial state of the ASIO Latency Compensation button in the track list for MIDI or instrument tracks.

If you record live on a VST instrument, you usually compensate the latency of your audio card by playing too early. In consequence, the timestamps are recorded too early. By activating this option, all recorded events are moved by the current latency, and playback sounds like during the recording situation.

Replace Recording in Editors

This affects the result of recording in a MIDI editor when Replace Mode is selected (Linear Record Mode on the Transport panel):

  • None

    Nothing is replaced, even though Replace Mode is selected.

  • Controller

    Only controller data is replaced, not notes.

  • All

    Replace mode works as usual - notes and controllers are replaced when recording.