I want to quantize not only tempo but velocity, since the first hit on the hi hat by MIDI is too strong. I can do it bar by bar, using the MIDI editor. But is there a way to select and quantize multiple tones to the same velocity?

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Holding down ctrl while clicking the mouse on the specific note (or group of notes if you drag the mouse) will select as many midi notes as you require. Velocity is then shown and if all are the same value then reducing the velocity by say 20 will reduce the velocity on all the notes by 20.

Unfortunately if one of the notes you selected had a velocity of (say) 30, it will reduce to 10.

  • I guess this is still "one by one".
    – Eugene S
    Jun 11, 2013 at 23:03
  • @EugeneS I guess in extreme circumstances it is but, if the notes are exclusively on one note it is easy to select them all with the mouse even if they are in "un-glued" midi sections (contiguous or not)
    – Andy aka
    Jun 12, 2013 at 7:09
  • It works and I now practice it. Thank you for the answer. Jul 2, 2013 at 3:05

Take a look at the Logical Editor (menu-> MIDI-> Logical Editor).

One of the possibilities I could think of is using the random velocity preset and setting both parameters to the same value. This way all the bars will become equal.


In Cubase 7.5 there is a preset from MIDI » Logical Presets » standard set 1 called fixed velocity 100.

Select your notes and then apply this.


Cubase 5 has an option in "MIDI-Functions-Velocity" which allows you to increase/decrease the velocity of a group of midi notes at the same time.

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