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Edit MIDI in Soundation’s online MIDI editor

Soundation’s online studio features accessible MIDI editing and sequencing capabilities. Import, record, and edit MIDI directly in the browser. Audition your compositions with built-in professional Virtual instrument presets. When your creations are done, export them as high-quality audio or MIDI files.

What is MIDI?

MIDI stands for musical instrument digital interface and is a sort of language between computers, instruments, and audio equipment that enables them to communicate and sync up. It can be used in DAWs (digital audio workstations), like Soundation, for recording and sequencing music with Virtual instruments. In this context, you can think of a MIDI file as a musical performance that can be paired up with an instrument.

How to edit MIDI in Soundation

  1. 1
    Open Soundation Education and create a project
  2. 2
    Drag in a Virtual instrument from the Sound library
  3. 3
    Import, record, or create a MIDI clip
  4. 4
    Double-click the clip to open the Note clip editor
  5. 5
    Start editing

Import MIDI

Import MIDI files to Soundation by either right-clicking and choosing “Import MIDI file” or simply dragging and dropping them into the arrangement. You can also drag and drop pre-made MIDI loops from the Sound library or record directly into Soundation.

Virtual instruments

Choose an instrument preset in the Sound library to pair with your MIDI. You can choose from a wide variety of drum kits, synthesizers, and sampled instruments.

Note clip editor

The Note clip editor, also known as piano roll or MIDI sequencer, is where you can edit and draw in the MIDI notes.Rearrange the notes by dragging them around or by using the arrow keys. Quantize the notes to align them to the grid or to give them some swing. Copy and paste or duplicate the notes for repeating phrases.

Change the length of the notes by dragging the edges left and right. Change the velocity (loudness or strength) of the notes with the velocity tool by dragging them up and down. You can also add new notes or remove unwanted ones.

By clicking on the play button in the top-right corner, the note clip will be looped and start playing, so you can focus on that specific section.

Note clip tools

  • Pointer: move and change the length of the notes
  • Pencil: add new notes with single clicks
  • Velocity: change the velocity of the notes

Arrangement area

In the Arrangement area, you can move, copy, paste, duplicate, trim, expand, delete, and stretch the MIDI clips to create the perfect arrangement.

Arrangement tools

  • Pointer: move, trim, and expand the clips
  • Scissor: cut the clips in half
  • Stretch: stretch the clips to make them faster or slower

Export MIDI

Take your performance elsewhere by right-clicking on the clip or channel and choosing “Export MIDI file” or “Export channel as MIDI”.