Transpose Functions

The transpose functions for audio and MIDI in Cubase allow you to change the pitches of audio and MIDI for playback without changing the actual MIDI notes or the audio.

You can transpose the following:

  • An entire project by changing the Project Root Key on the Project window toolbar.

  • Specific sections of your project by creating a transpose track and adding transpose events.

  • Individual parts or events by changing their transpose value on the Project window info line.


As a general rule, always set the root key first when you work with content with a defined root key.


To transpose MIDI notes on a selected track, you can also use MIDI modifiers. If you want to change the actual notes, use the MIDI transpose functions in the Transpose Setup dialog and in the MIDI effects (see the separate PDF document “Plug-in Reference”).