How to Quickly Double in Octaves (or other intervals)

Hello!

Sorry if this has been posted elsewhere, all the hits I found were in the dorico forum.

Is there a quick way to take some highlighed MIDI notes and add them doubled at the octave, either below or above? For example in Sibelius you could just hit β€œ8” and poof: octaves. Is there something similar for Cubase?

P.S. I have found Shift+arrows for MOVING octaves but not for making a copy at the octave, which is what I want.

Thank you for your time and assistance!

Best,
-Eriias

Hi,

You can make Logical Editor preset (and assigna Key Command to it).

Filter Target:
Type is > Equal > Note

Action Target:
Value 1 > Add > 12 (for 12 semitones = 1 octave).

Function:
Insert

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In addition to Martin’s above mentioned method you may try –

  1. Select Notes and then use Alt-Drag (this is a good way to create harmonies as well).
  2. Duplicate the MIDI track and use the Info Line to transpose, or use the Transpose Function for more options.

Reference: https://steinberg.help/cubase_pro/v10/en/cubase_nuendo/topics/transpose_functions/transpose_functions_c.html?hl=transpose%2Cfunction

Hi,

If you don’t quantise your data, also hold down Ctrl/Option (while dragging) to Constrain Direction.