Going back several versions, and still in C6, MIDI reverse has been doctored, such that a nominally reversed MIDI part isn’t actually the reverse of the original - some discussion here:
Hmm – “When you perform an optical reverse, the musical result is wrong” – well, that’s a matter of opinion, of course, but the consensus at SB seems to be that Cubase ought to intervene EVERY SINGLE TIME to make your composition sound more like a pop song.
It’s a shame, IMHO, that there isn’t (yet?) an option to override Cubase’s well-intentioned meddling on those occasions when you want a reversal to be just that.
If there’s a utility somewhere to reverse a MIDI file, it’s not easy to find.
But I just did this …
- Export a MIDI part as a MIDI file
- Open the MIDI file in Atari Cubase
- Select the MIDI part to be reversed
- Open it the List Editor
- In the Functions menu, select Reverse
- Close the List Editor (save edits)
- Export the reversed part as a MIDI file
- Import the MIDI file into 21st-Century Cubase
That did just what I wanted, albeit that the musical result was wrong, by SB’s definition.
And tonight I’ll cook on an open fire, because my gas cooker puts OXO in everything.