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Quintize Automation Points

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:58 pm
by DamnedCubo
Is it possible to quantize the automations points to the grid in the new Cubase 9? How?
Many Thanks

Re: Quintize Automation Points

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:57 pm
by vic_france
Hi,
not directly, but it can be done via the Project Logical Editor..
I attach a screenshot of a PLE setting that will quantize automation to 8th notes (and I'll try to explain those numbers ;) )..
Quantize Automation to 8ths.jpg
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The principle is as follows..
"Round by" always rounds down, so, by first Adding half of the desired quantize value, we can be sure that it will always round down to the nearest quantize point rather than to the lower quantize point. (If the original position, before adding, were less than half way to the next quantize point, then it would round down to the previous quantize point even if adding that half value would take it past the half-way point (so long as it didn't take it past the next one). But if the original position were more than half way to the next quantize position, then adding that half value would indeed take it past the next quantize point, and the "Round by" would then round it down to that next quantize point.
So, in this screenshot, we added 0.0.1.0 ppq (which is in fact a sixteenth note), then rounded it down by 240 "ticks" (which is the length value of an 8th note)
If we had wanted to quantize to 16th notes, we would instead add 0.0.0.120 (i.e. the length value of a 32nd note) then round it down by 120 ticks (the length value of a 16th note).
I really wish Steinberg would include these PLE presets for Automation Quantize as standard ;).

Re: Quintize Automation Points

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:05 am
by Stephen57
vic_france wrote:Hi,
not directly, but it can be done via the Project Logical Editor..
I attach a screenshot of a PLE setting that will quantize automation to 8th notes (and I'll try to explain those numbers ;) )..
Quantize Automation to 8ths.jpg
The principle is as follows..
"Round by" always rounds down, so, by first Adding half of the desired quantize value, we can be sure that it will always round down to the nearest quantize point rather than to the lower quantize point. (If the original position, before adding, were less than half way to the next quantize point, then it would round down to the previous quantize point even if adding that half value would take it past the half-way point (so long as it didn't take it past the next one). But if the original position were more than half way to the next quantize position, then adding that half value would indeed take it past the next quantize point, and the "Round by" would then round it down to that next quantize point.
So, in this screenshot, we added 0.0.1.0 ppq (which is in fact a sixteenth note), then rounded it down by 240 "ticks" (which is the length value of an 8th note)
If we had wanted to quantize to 16th notes, we would instead add 0.0.0.120 (i.e. the length value of a 32nd note) then round it down by 120 ticks (the length value of a 16th note).
I really wish Steinberg would include these PLE presets for Automation Quantize as standard ;).
Gold -- thank you!.

Re: Quintize Automation Points

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:48 pm
by aaandima
vic_france wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:57 pm
Hi,
not directly, but it can be done via the Project Logical Editor..
I attach a screenshot of a PLE setting that will quantize automation to 8th notes (and I'll try to explain those numbers ;) )..
Quantize Automation to 8ths.jpg
The principle is as follows..
"Round by" always rounds down, so, by first Adding half of the desired quantize value, we can be sure that it will always round down to the nearest quantize point rather than to the lower quantize point. (If the original position, before adding, were less than half way to the next quantize point, then it would round down to the previous quantize point even if adding that half value would take it past the half-way point (so long as it didn't take it past the next one). But if the original position were more than half way to the next quantize position, then adding that half value would indeed take it past the next quantize point, and the "Round by" would then round it down to that next quantize point.
So, in this screenshot, we added 0.0.1.0 ppq (which is in fact a sixteenth note), then rounded it down by 240 "ticks" (which is the length value of an 8th note)
If we had wanted to quantize to 16th notes, we would instead add 0.0.0.120 (i.e. the length value of a 32nd note) then round it down by 120 ticks (the length value of a 16th note).
I really wish Steinberg would include these PLE presets for Automation Quantize as standard ;).
:shock: long time posting, but very important futher , see it and many thanks for that, but ...............

Has Steinberg this automation been realized it on Cubase 9.5 Pro ?

Re: Quintize Automation Points

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:37 pm
by mtibes
Respect!! I have to try this!

Michael

Re: Quintize Automation Points

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:46 am
by Ivan1981
Damn, yesterday I played with millions of automation points snapping them to the grid and still not precise! How I was cursing... Why does Steinberg ignore this so many times requested feature? :( Quantization of automation points should have long been integrated into Cubase.

Re: Quintize Automation Points

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:30 am
by mitchiemasha
Yes... I NEED this feature. As well as the ability to group link automation points on different tracks.

Re: Quintize Automation Points

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:53 pm
by BobbyDLoofy
How hasn't this been added? bit ridiculous