Reducing (by half) note length and space in between

Hey gang,

How can I take a section of midi and halve all lengths then tighten the gap in-between the notes so that it sounds like it is being played at double the tempo (without doubling the tempo of course).

For example, say I have a long phrase a mix of quarter-notes and eighth-notes played legato at 120 tempo and now want to repeat the same legato phrase now expressed as eighth-notes and sixteenth-notes played legato at 120 tempo.

How can I do this using the tools in cubase?

Thanks for your help!!

There’s a logical editor midi preset called double tempo. That should help.

If you wish to do this for an entire MIDI Part, you can change the regular Select Tool (in the menu bar) to “Sizing applies Time Stretch”, then drag the bottom-right corner of the MIDI Part to make it half the length.

Thanks Steve and vic_france!! Both solutions are educational much appreciated.