I am new to Cubase and cannot figure out how to copy and paste my bass and drum MIDI events. I know how to duplicate an event onto several empty measures, but when I change from verse to chorus, for example, and then back to verse, I can’t copy measures 1 through 8 and then paste them at 17-24 or whatever. Can someone please explain how to do this? I am having to rewrite all the notes in each event, which is time consuming. Thank you.
OK first a bit of jargon to sort out. A MIDI Event is a piece of MIDI data that gets sent to an instrument - for example a MIDI Note-On message. So all those notes you are writing are events. The object in the Project Window that holds those MIDI Notes is called a MIDI Part. As I read it your question is about MIDI Parts so that’s what I’ll answer. Also I’m not at Cubase so I might not get the command names exactly right.
There are a bunch of ways to do this & you really should look in the manual for the full story.
- Select the Parts you want to Copy and use the Edit>Copy command
- Make sure the Track you want to paste into is selected
- Move the Project Cursor to where you want the Pasted Parts
- Use the command Edit>Paste (or maybe it is Paste at Cursor?)
- Select the Parts you want to copy
- Use ctrl+d to duplicate the Parts
- The duplicated Parts will now be selected
- Drag the Parts to where you want them
Not quite true. According to Steinberg and Cubase manual, a midi event is piece of midi data in the arrange window, the same as with an audio event.