This is a feature I believe I have requested for more than ten years already. I so much hope it gets implemented for 12. Or already is in 11? I’ve been using Studio One in the meantime because of the dongle situation with laptops, and am looking forward to returning soon.
I wish to underline that the warp grid is not a viable substitute, I have already used it extensively for other purposes and it works great for those. But for quickly creating different versions of a motif or counterpoint, correcting a moment of shaky improvisation or creating complex timing changes in a drop, the midi stretch is unbeatable, intuitive and fast.
To throw in an idea. How would it work if Cubase had a similar manipulation box for selected notes that the automation lanes have, where you manipulate the selected items with the different hadles? This would allow for greater flexibility than the competition. E.g. creating a gradual speed changes, and manipulating notes in the vertical axis also.
@alin89c Can you give some pointers to how you created your macros?
@ozinga I think Studio One’s version works a bit better and is faster in use than the competition. For example it allows stretching passages that are mixed with other notes. (Not sure if this is possible in Logic) As for the stretch pointer in the key editor, I think someone somewhere said it is for stretching the automation with the notes.