Copying and pasting points in the Key Editor

You can copy and paste points in the Key Editor, including to other editors and repeating them directly after themselves in the same editor. For example, if you want to copy a pattern of MIDI points between different MIDI controllers.


These steps describe copying/pasting points within/between editors belonging to the same instrument. However, you can also copy/paste dynamic and MIDI points between instruments.


  • The lower zone is shown.

  • Key Editor is selected in the lower zone toolbar.

  • Select is selected in the Key Editor panel toolbar.

  • You have selected the instruments you want to show in the Key Editor.

  • You have added the editors whose points you want to copy/paste.


  1. In one of the open editors, select the points you want to copy.
  2. Copy the selected points in any of the following ways:
    • Press Ctrl/Cmd-C.

    • Choose Edit > Copy.

  3. Move the playhead to the position to which you want to paste the selected points.
  4. Select the header of the editor into which you want to paste the selected points.
  5. Paste the selected points in any of the following ways:
    • Press Ctrl/Cmd-V.

    • Choose Edit > Paste.


The selected points are copied to the selected position and editor, without deleting them from their original positions. They apply to all instruments shown in the Key Editor.

  • All the points of gradual dynamics and combined/force dynamics input in Write mode are copied, even if you only selected a single point.

  • You can also repeat points immediately after themselves by selecting them, then pressing R. In each repetition, the earliest selected point replaces the last selected point.

  • You can also copy points by selecting them, then Alt/Opt-dragging them to the position where you want to paste them.