Step-Time Recording

Is it possible to do step-time recording in Cubase? I searched the manual and that phrase doesn’t seem to exist.


search for “Step Input” in the manual (at least that’s what it was called in C6, don’t have the C7 manual here at work)


Yes, absolutely! Create an empty MIDI part on a MIDI track and open it in the Key Editor, then use Step Input in conjunction with the quantize value.

Amazingly, this is one of the most fundamental functions of the original software “ancestor” of Cubase, when computers were barely fast enough to handle realtime MIDI recording (forget audio!), but it has become buried in the mists of time.

Thanks guys, I was just using a different terminology. Probably why I couldn’t find it.