Quantize

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Quantization is the process of aligning a set of musical notes to a precise setting.  This results in sloppy notes being adjusted to the beat or a specific location.

 

Right click on a MIDI clip or MIDI data in the Piano Roll editor and select "MIDI Editing" followed by "Quantize..." This brings up the Quantize window.

 

Quantize dialog

 

hmtoggle_arrow1 Note Type

 

Specifies the snap setting to quantize to.

 

Please note that if you have this set to eighth note and you are actually quantizing a whole note, it will not adjust the length of the note to an eighth note, but rather align it to the closest eighth note!

 

If the "Start Times" box is checked, then the start times of each note will be quantized to this note type.

 

If the "Durations" box is checked, then the end times of each note will be quantized to this note type.

 

hmtoggle_arrow1 Start Time

 

Click the check box next to Start Time and then choose a Note Type setting.

 

Mixcraft will adjust all notes to the closest beat or partial beat, based on the Note Type.  

 

hmtoggle_arrow1 Note Ends

 

Click the check box next to "Note Ends" and then choose a "Note Type" setting.

 

Mixcraft will adjust the note endings to the closest beat or partial beat, based on the "Note Type".

 

hmtoggle_arrow1 Swing

 

If you want to quantize with swing, click "Swing" and choose a intensity %.  Swing will offset every note that is on an odd beat, depending on the quantize note start setting.

 

For example, if you had a recording of eighth notes and set your "Note Type" to be eighth notes and then set your swing to 30%, you would end up with a rhythm where every other eighth note is offset by 30%.

 

BEFORE: Some eighth notes.


AFTER: Quantized eighth notes with a 35% swing.

quantize-before


quantize-after

 

hmtoggle_arrow1 All or Selection

 

Choose whether to quantize the selected notes or all the notes in the current virtual instrument clip.

 

(This is only an option if the dialog was invoked on the piano roll editor.)

 

hmtoggle_arrow1 Quantize Example

 

Before quantizing

Before quantizing

 

After quantizing "Start Times" and "Durations" to 1/8 Notes

After quantizing