Changing the played duration of notes

You can change the played duration of notes individually, both at the start and end of notes. For example, you can make notes sound for longer, or start sounding later.


  • The lower zone is shown.

  • Key Editor is selected in the lower zone toolbar.

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

  • You have applied a playback template to the project that includes sounds for the instruments in your project.


  1. In the Key Editor panel toolbar, click Played Durations to show played note durations.
  2. In the piano roll/percussion editor, select the notes whose played duration you want to change.
  3. Click and drag the start or end of one of the notes to the right/left.

    When the mouse pointer is in the correct position, it appears as a split arrow.


The played duration of the selected notes is changed.


You can assign key commands for increasing/decreasing playback start/end offsets in Preferences > Key Commands > Note Editing. You can use these commands when Played Durations is selected in the Key Editor panel toolbar.