Before we get into some serious editing with the tools you’ve just learned about, I’d like to discuss one of the fundamentals of editing MIDI: quantizing.
The American Heritage Dictionary has this definition for the word quantize: “to limit the possible values of (a magnitude or quantity) to a discrete set of values by quantum mechanical rules.” In my words, it means defining the increment (in terms of beats) in which you would like your MIDI events to automatically be aligned to your magnetic musical grid. Keep in mind that in order to quantize, you must set your ruler to display time in bars and beats. Currently there is no other way to quantize in terms of time in Cubase.
Quantizing, simply put, is using Cubase to automatically ...