This page contains settings that affect MIDI recording and playback.

MIDI Thru Active

If this option is activated, all MIDI tracks that are record-enabled or have monitoring activated will ‚Äúecho‚ÄĚ incoming MIDI data, sending it back out on their respective MIDI outputs and channels. This allows you to hear the correct sound from your MIDI instrument during recording.


If you use MIDI Thru, select Local Off mode on your MIDI instrument to prevent each note from sounding twice.

Reset on Stop

If this option is activated, Cubase sends out MIDI Reset messages (including noteoff and controller resets) on stop.

Never Reset Chased Controllers

If this option is activated, controllers are not reset to 0 when you stop playback or move to a new position in the project.

Length Adjustment

This allows you to enter a length adjustment value in ticks by which the notes that have the same pitch and MIDI channel are adjusted. This ensures that there is always a short time between the end of one note and the start of another. By default, there are 120 ticks per 1/16 note, but you can adjust this with the MIDI Display Resolution setting.

Chase Events

Event types for which an option is activated are chased when you locate to a new position and start playback. This makes your MIDI instruments sound as they should when you locate to a new position and start playback.

If Chase not limited to Part Boundaries is activated, MIDI controllers are also chased outside the part boundaries, and the chase is performed on the part touched by the cursor as well as on all the parts to the left of it. Deactivate this for very large projects, as it slows down processes such as positioning and soloing.

MIDI Display Resolution

This allows you to set the display resolution for viewing and editing MIDI data. This only affects how MIDI events are displayed and not how they are recorded.

Insert Reset Events after Record

If this option is activated, a reset event is inserted at the end of each recorded part. This resets controller data, such as Sustain, Aftertouch, Pitchbend, Modulation, Breath Control. This is useful if you stop recording before the note off command is sent, for example.

Audition through MIDI Inserts/Sends

If this option is activated, the layering of MIDI instruments (by MIDI sends) is also active within the MIDI editors. This way, the acoustic feedback of the editors sends the MIDI data not only to the output selected for the track, but additionally through any MIDI inserts and MIDI sends assigned to it. However, this also means that MIDI events will be sent through any MIDI plug-ins assigned to this track.

MIDI Latency Mode

Allows you to specify the latency of the MIDI playback engine.

Low lowers the latency and increases the responsiveness of the MIDI playback engine. However, this setting might also decrease your computer performance, if your project contains lots of MIDI data.

Normal is the default mode and the recommended setting for most workflows.

High increases the latency and the playback buffer. Use this, if you work with complex VST Instrument libraries or with projects that have a very high performance level.

MIDI Max. Feedback in ms

This allows you to set the maximum length of the notes when using Acoustic Feedback in MIDI editors.