I already used many DAWs such as Cubase, Ableton Live, Fruity Loops, etc. but I'm looking for the following features:

  • can open a MIDI (.mid) file and keep the original structure (if 10 MIDI tracks, keep the different tracks)

  • can save into a MIDI file keeping the same structure (if I remember correctly, Ableton's Export MIDI feature is limited to one track at a time for example)

  • keep all the original MIDI events (not only the NoteOn, NoteOff events, but also the MIDI CC, etc.)

  • allows to increase or decrease the speed

  • allows to move certain notes with a piano roll like this:

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Which MIDI editor allows to do this?


This possibilites you will have with the programs Make music Finale of Klemm, Dorico of Steinberg and proably with Sibelius.


  • "Makemusic Finale" is the name of the program (originally just named (Finale). there will surely be a free trial version: klemm-music.de/makemusic/finale – Albrecht Hügli Jan 15 '19 at 10:59
  • Sidenote: The worldwide editor is MakeMusic (see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finale_(software) which doesn't cite "Klemm") and the German editor is Klemm indeed ("Im deutschsprachigen Raum wird Finale von Klemm Music Technology vertrieben") – Basj Jan 15 '19 at 11:20
  • Thank you for your answer, I'll try these programs! – Basj Jan 15 '19 at 11:23

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