I have been working with Cubase for more than a decade, however, I still find that I have not found an elegant way to edit non-quantized midi recordings. I mean when you want to copy a midi event in which the first note is not quantized.
For example that you play two piano bars, each one with four 1/4 note chords. Played realtime and non-quantized.
Imagine that in the second bar the first quarter note chord is a bit ahead of the first beat (so actually it is at the very end of the first bar).
Now, what if you want to copy this second bar?
If you try to use the scissors tool, depending on the preferences, you will either manage to split in bar no2 leaving the very first note in the previous bar or the scissors tool will split the notes into two so the same note will sound in the end of bar one and then again in the start of bar 2.
Right now the only workaround I do is taking more than I need e.g. cutting through the last beat of the first bar , and copying that in snap positions and then deleting the unwanted notes. Not so easy. Logic’s marquee tool seems to incorporate a smart thing when it takes the notes when you copy them and places them in the new position unquantized and on time.
Is there a way to do that in Cubase?