MIDI Effects

MIDI effects can be added to instrument tracks and will generate patterns based on your keyboard input, MIDI notes or their internal programming.

They can be added in the Inspector's MIDI Effects panel.

Note: Only Audio Unit plug-ins can be assigned as MIDI effects, there are no internal MIDI effects yet.

Some MIDI effects feature multiple output ports, which can be selected as track input MIDI ports in the Inspector’s Routing panel.

Use case examples

Playing an arpeggiated pattern on the keyboard:

Recording patterns into MIDI events:

Programming MIDI chord notes to play arpeggios when played back / exported:

Programming a drum pattern with a step sequencer effect:


The following two buttons found at the top right of each effect configure the track's behavior regarding MIDI effects. These two settings are not per MIDI effect, but for all MIDI effects of the track.

The image below illustrates the signal flow surrounding MIDI effects.


MIDI effect presets work like regular Audio Unit presets. Read these instructions for more information.