Snap END of midi note to grid?

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Snap END of midi note to grid?

Post by Jazzius » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:34 am

Hey folks,

Any way to grab the end of a midi note (whose start point is NOT on the grid) and have it (the end of the note) snap to the grid?

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Re: Snap END of midi note to grid?

Post by Jazzius » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:28 pm

I fear it's not normally possible.

Perhaps a macro or logical editor thang?

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Re: Snap END of midi note to grid?

Post by Evertone » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:12 pm

I also inquired about this here:
viewtopic.php?f=253&t=129156&p=704911#p704911
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Re: Snap END of midi note to grid?

Post by Jazzius » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:19 pm

Urgh.........this is so basic, why isn't there a simple modifier like ctrl + drag snaps it to the grid instead of to the grid + offset?

I need to do this all the time, any way to kludge this via the logical editor?

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Re: Snap END of midi note to grid?

Post by Evertone » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:39 pm

I totally agree with you. One should be able to simply drag the ends and have them snap to the grid.
There is a command that let's you snap the selected midi ends to the grid (Quantize MIDI Events Ends) that should help out.
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Re: Snap END of midi note to grid?

Post by Jazzius » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:41 am

Evertone wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:39 pm
There is a command that let's you snap the selected midi ends to the grid (Quantize MIDI Events Ends) that should help out.
Ok, thanks, that's a pretty decent workaround.

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Re: Snap END of midi note to grid?

Post by jmgotsoul » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:41 pm

I'm new to Cubase coming from Pro Tools and this was immediately one of my pet peeves. Dragging the ends of MIDI notes and having them snap to the grid was something I did all the time in PT. In Cubase having to go to functions and then select quantize event ends just is not acceptable to me. I'm probably going to end up creating a macro but it should just be default behavior when I drag note ends with snap on.
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Re: Snap END of midi note to grid?

Post by aoxomoxoa » Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:29 pm

This worked for me all the time in 8.5, but now that I've upgraded to 9.5, snap now sucks. Here's a video I just made showing how it works fine in 8.5 but doesn't in 9. Really? This is an upgrade? I use snap all the time. Or at least I did. How is this possible?

Oops. I guess a 3 meg MP4 is forbidden. Anyway, it shows perfect snap in 8.5 and sloppy snap in 9. Am I the only one with this problem?

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Re: Snap END of midi note to grid?

Post by -steve- » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:09 pm

aoxomoxoa wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:29 pm
This worked for me all the time in 8.5, but now that I've upgraded to 9.5, snap now sucks. Here's a video I just made showing how it works fine in 8.5 but doesn't in 9. Really? This is an upgrade? I use snap all the time. Or at least I did. How is this possible?

Oops. I guess a 3 meg MP4 is forbidden. Anyway, it shows perfect snap in 8.5 and sloppy snap in 9. Am I the only one with this problem?
Are you talking about the note ends snapping, or just snapping in general? (this thread is about the note ends, so start a new topic if its not.)

This works the same in 9.5 as in 8.5.

Note ends snap according to the Length Quantize setting, and it is relative to the note's start position. So, for example, with Length set to 1/8, as you drag the end of the note it will snap at each increment of of an 8th note, as calculated from the note's start position.

Of course, you can post your video elsewhere and make link to it here.
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Re: Snap END of midi note to grid?

Post by In_Stereo » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:28 pm

I, too, came from Pro Tools and miss this simple feature every single day. Very much needed in Cubase. I would put in a feature request if I were you!
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Re: Snap END of midi note to grid?

Post by aoxomoxoa » Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:14 pm

Late to the party replying, but only discovered this yesterday which MAY be the solution... I did NOT have the Nudge Palette turned on in the Toolbar (right-click the Toolbar and select it from the drop-down list). When I made that visible, snap is back. With a vengeance I might add (but I won't because it sounds dumb).

Does that help anyone who is having snap issues??

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Re: Snap END of midi note to grid?

Post by chickadee » Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:41 am

I just get the note close to where it should be and press 'Q' to quantize it to the nearest note editor grid line. Then as Evertone wrote you can use 'Quantize MIDI Events Ends' to snap the end of the note if desired.

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