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Midi recording: Exploring Key editor part 1


As you can see,or you may already know Homestudioproject is created to help you record and get your music to the next level,or even you are just getting started ,you want some help to start recording your songs.

Today we’re going to talk about Key Editor.It’s a very powerful and useful tool and I think that no one knows the variety of the advantages and what key editor can really do.I think that you use only 5% of what key editor can do in midi editing. My goal is to help you explore your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) and get the most of it,so you can discover the advantages of midi recording and help you record your songs much easier.

Key editor , with simple words, is the place where you can manage your midi recordings.In Cubase there are several ways to edit a midi part. In this series we’re talking about Key editor. For example,let’s say you have recorded a piano via vst instrument.After recording the part you want,I am sure that some notes need to be modifies.You need to move some notes , add some notes,or even erase some notes. If you want to record a piano part and you’re not a pianist or a keyboardist the key editor provides the best tools for you!

There are two ways to open key editor. The first is, on the menu bar, by selecting Midi command and Open Key editor submenu,after selecting which part we want to edit. The second way is just double click on the part you want to edit and key editor opens. In Cubase there is another faster way the Edit In Place command. With this command you turn your midi part to key editor in your work area.

Opening key editor you see the notes presenting graphically in a piano roll grid at your left of the screen. In that you way, you can tell which note is every line you see in the editor.The length of each line varies and every length represents the duration of each note.

Let’s start exploring the menu bar of the key editor. At your left there are two buttons for playback what we have recorded. The first one is the Solo button.By activating this button we can only hear this specific midi part.Next to solo button is the Acoustic feedback button,which allows us to hear every single note ,when we change it’s position or the length.