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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

On a more general note :
creating my personal set of KCs, trying to cram as much of my bread & butter stuff into the first (non-modifier) level as possible, rearranging everything in a way that's intuitive for me

closely related :
using a Logitech G700 multi-button mouse with alt, ctrl, shift and double click on the thumb buttons, and esc as well as my 3 main workspaces on top, great inertia scroll wheel too
as a guitar player I'm the "one armed bandit" during tracking, so these things count big time

cheers,
Rhino
by Rhino
Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:04 pm
 
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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

... ok, cool :) , here's something a bit less obvious :
One of the most tragic omissions in current Cubase is the lack of true multi-track wave editing, including free warp.
On the other hand, it's not exactly unheard of to record several mics at once, e.g. on guitars, piano ...
The simple task of editing out noise can get very boring when you have to repeat it over and over, let alone timing adjustments or other more involved tasks.
Not perfect, but at least a workaround for the time being :
Use a 6.0 surround audio track ! :idea:
A bit tricky to setup, and you'll want to fiddle with the 6.2 downmix plugin a bit for temporary listening (maybe on a group ?), but at least you'll deal with a single track that you can edit, warp and comp all you like. 8-)
Once you've sorted out the musical side, maybe only listening to one of those channels/tracks during edits, you can explode the surround track to single tracks for full mixdown control, including phase alignment (if 32bit is ok, I can recommend the mighty and free PreFix by VoS !) and any other mixing stunt you can think of.
To setup such a surround audio track, you'll have to define a 6.0 input bus and 6.0 output bus (this one can go nowhere) in VST connection first.
Once you've created that first track and set up your routing for temporary listening (surround group with only the main mic channel unmuted ?), you can use the abovementioned macro for one-click generation of these complicated tracks, making overdubs a breeze.
Hopefully Cubendo will get an updated multi-track wave editor soon, maybe by improving the current folder method, but until then this workaround might be worth the trouble for some.
have fun,
Rhino
by Rhino
Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:54 pm
 
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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

... and a tiny little detail in C7, completely overlooked over all the (justified !) workflow discussions, something everybody will enjoy for a change :o :
you can now define a default preset for each and every plugin, try it, it can be found exactly where you'd search for it and works just as expected, no ill side effects, how's that ? :ugeek:
ymmv,
Rhino
by Rhino
Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:32 pm
 
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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

a macro "new track" assigned to a KC, along the lines of :
Code: Select all
- duplicate selected track
- select all events on the new one
- delete
- arm for record

this is a huge timesaver when tracking, since all the routing and FX are already done ...
cheers,
Rhino
by Rhino
Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:50 pm
 
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Re: "POLL" Pay for 7.5 on the way for christmas

Fwiw, I'm not the free beer type, and I would not hesitate to pay for a 7.5 with really useful new features (plugin manager, multitrack wave edit/free warp, multi-out track presets etc - not merely for content, another plugin or eye candy though).
6.5 was a fair deal, with the discount towards the 7 update.
But, and it's a big but ;) :
Prior to 7.5 we need a free 7.1 or whatever that really fixes all the major workflow bugs and issues (KC focus, workspace/mixer integration, mixer zoom bugs for me, there are many other legit complaints), finally making it what 7.0 should have been right away, i.e. 6.5 plus the stuff in the "what's new in 7", in a reasonably bug free release.
Not 6.5 plus the stuff in the "what's new in 7" plus "a surprise package of undocumented losses" complete with bug city down to font sizes ...
Steinberg, please, get your stuff right this time with 7.1, fix what users desperately need to see fixed and you can count me in for a paid 7.5 a week later or a year later, doesn't matter.
just my 5 ct,
Rhino

Oh, and as a bonus for all the waiting - can we get back visible muted notes in the drum editor, please ? :?
by Rhino
Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:23 pm
 
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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

Here's an easy but pretty powerful one I just made up, been wanting to try that for weeks, always forgot about it :
Write a macro containing both "Bounce MIDI" and "Bounce" (audio), assign a key.
Works 100% transparent in C7, it bounces whatever you have highlighted, MIDI, audio or both ... *
Beats using the glue tool by a mile imho, ymmv.
For some weird reason it crashes 6.5 here though. :(
Go figure, I actually found a little detail that works faster in C7 ... :?
cheers,
Rhino

* No, stupid, it doesn't create a MIDI/audio hybrid. :roll:
Gotta leave something for next week. :P
by Rhino
Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:37 pm
 
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Re: Stripped windows version.

Ime 3rd party stuff makes the biggest difference.
Only install the bare minimum, make sure to uncheck all options you don't explicitly need, especially the moronic auto-updaters everything installs these days (some, like Java or Adobe are almost like trojans :roll: ).
There are tips on the web how to permanently disable all that crap.
Toolbars, no comment. :roll:
Try to find the leanest drivers (often the included Win drivers), not the newest bloatware (e.g. VGA, printer, onboard sound, mice etc), any small VGA will do for a DAW and use less resources, put the monster gaming card elsewhere.
Disable all 3rd party processes you don't absolutely need, like tray apps, office quickstart etc.
Games, only when they definitely don't come with rootkits a la Steam & Co, no resident background processes, always better to have another machine for that.
And, while unpopular, the biggest performance- and stability difference by far makes an offline system.
Nobody in his right mind would go online without realtime protection, antivirus, firewall etc, plus all those handy little "nice to have" online tools - there you have it, a shortlist of all the most intrusive and unpredictable troublemakers, none of which are needed by a DAW.
Used PCs are a dime a dozen, get one of those for surfing, gaming, whatever - and, obviously, for scanning all media coming from outside before transferring them to the DAW, no need for another Natanz ... :?
ymmv,
Rhino
by Rhino
Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:38 pm
 
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Re: So 7.5 is here (almost)

Steinberg used to be a very serious developing house. Back in the 90s, cubase was used by almost every studio in the world.
I thought they were among the last companies to retain a certain degree of professionalism.
Now they talk about "sweet gui", suggest to "play around" with plugins (whatch the magneto II section) and other marketing, childish nonsense.
I work with it, for c. sake, along with lots of other people here. We don' t need fancy graphics (those gradient, blurred, confusing things steinberg calls events), toys to play with and half made features like the mixconsole.
........
We need a reliable system, and C7 is NOT!
Steinberg, just fix the thing, would you??!?!

All in all that sums up the situation nicely.
I guess most of the folks using Cubase for more than occasional "beatz creation" would agree on the priorities you mentioned.
This is not directed against new features per se (the new mixer (minus the zoom failure) has huge potential once it will be fully useable without focus bugs and with working workspace integration), but against premature release of half-baked changes in vital (workflow oriented) areas, taking a year or more to arrive at a solid, reasonably bugfree state.
Experiment all you want on stuff like LoopMash for example, most of us wouldn't care about or even notice the most daring design experiments there. :P
Criticism aside, new game, new luck - 7.5 looks great on paper, I'm open-minded towards the release.
But it will be judged by two criteria - the new stuff itself, and even more important, whether the C7 bugfixing finally brings the program up to the (pretty high) level of professionalism C6.5 undoubtedly had, fortunately still has.
Steinberg, you could do it in the past, please surprise us in a good, no-nonsense way again.
Many of us need a flawless, fast tool, you know - not a lifestyle screensaver.
ymmv,
Rhino
by Rhino
Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:47 pm
 
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Re: 7.5 - any fixes ?

sasha-che,
thanks for posting your experience !
I can perfectly see how these issues would be annoying on a single screen.

I'm coming from the opposite side of the spectrum personally, 3 large screens, each workspace having some kind of mixer window and some kind of arrange window simultaneously , plus a variety of smaller windows.
That's where these bugs combined make any fast work impossible in 7.06. :cry:
I try to explain in detail, it's not that esoteric with Cubase in front of you.
1. Up to 6.5, keycommands work regardless if mixer or arrange window have focus, fast, convenient, no issues as the KCs are specific anyway
In 7.0x you have to activate the target window first, by mouse click (!), before its KCs work - total showstopper.
You're in arrange and want to check e.g. sends, which are typically hidden (even large screens have their limits) - in 6.5 it's a single keystroke to show them, and a 2nd identical one to hide them again - that's fast.
In 7.0x it's like : fumble for mouse, move cursor across the screens, click in mixer window to activate focus, do the two KCs, move mouse back, click to reactivate arrange window's focus - wtf ?
2. , partially related to 4. - workspaces don't always recall the mixer like it was saved, especially mixer zoom is erratic, out of the blue all channels show up in full width Kermit mode and won't go back to normal, tons of stuff like that, never a dull moment. :?
And then, several visibility aspects of the mixer are not saved with workspaces - I'd expect wyswyg for everything that's not track specific, and I'd expect them to be transferable to other projects via global workspaces - like it used to be up to 6.5.
3. the "rack configuration preset buttons", let's call them mixer views, don't have dedicated KCs, don't get saved with workspaces, and, most absurd, can't be transferred/applied to other, already existing projects, unlike workspaces. You have to rebuild them from scratch every time ... :roll:

Somehow that's typical for 7.0x imho, lots of basically great ideas, unfortunately not really finished so they could actually help the user, broken basic functionality instead - a year after release.
That's why I'm asking what is fixed in 7.5 - the price is not an issue, but I won't buy 7.5 unless these biggies are fixed.

Cheers, ymmv,
Rhino
by Rhino
Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:13 pm
 
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Re: 7.5 keycommand focus

Been that way since 7.0, more than a year now. :roll:
No fix in sight, just deafening silence.
We got loops and mash and other lifesavers instead.
Sounds bad ? Wait till you experience it in person. :shock:
The good news - 6.5 is still working great !
ymmv,
Rhino
by Rhino
Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:04 am
 
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Re: 7.5 and Multiple Monitor

In C6, you could set the mixer to always on top and it behaved properly.
When I set my mixer to "always on top" in C6, the Plugin Windows disappear behind the mixer. If I open a second Plugin, the first one disappears behind the mixer and only the last opened shows. I don´t see a difference to C7 behaviour here...
That's odd, I don't have that problem in 6.5.
Not sure, but wasn't the "full screen" mixer introduced in 7.0 ?
Maybe there's a connection.
I've always been using child windows inside the main window stretched across the two main (identical) screens, the smaller 3rd screen (lower resolution) acts as magnifier for tiny plugin UIs, outside the main Cubase window, but still governed by the workspaces, quite elegant imho.
That said, this should not be your only option, for sure.

There was a 1 hr+ 7.5 preview on a german site, incredibly hard to keep awake during all the childish crap pulled off by one of the participants, but close to the end Helge hinted at a complete rewrite of the window management, as well as a plugin manager for C8.
I sure hope things will be handled more professional then than the mixer rewrite in 7, with windows there is zero chance of looking away when they act up. :?

ymmv,
Rhino
by Rhino
Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:47 pm
 
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7.5 - any fixes ?

Since there is no demo for 7.5 and the version history is as good as empty - could anybody please post info how 7.5 behaves compared to 7.06 regarding :

1. key command focus bug
2. workspace recall
3. mixer views recall, and are they finally included in workspaces
4. mixer zoom recall


Any other info about fixes / remaining bugs / new ones more than welcome too (the info, not the bugs :? )
Thanks a bunch,
Rhino
by Rhino
Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:07 pm
 
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Re: Any Jamstix 3.X users with Cubase 7.06 or 7.5?

works fine in 7.06 afaics, no different than before.
that explicitly includes external triggering of Toontrack VSTi
take it with a grain of salt though, I'm still using 6.5 for real work, until the 7.x workflow killers have been fixed.
Jamstix 3 is in my test template however.
ymmv,
Rhino
by Rhino
Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:20 pm
 
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Re: Generic Remote needs updating

While I personally don't care for the channel strip, I completely agree to all GR related improvements.
GR is one of the best and mightiest features in Cubase, and it doesn't get anywhere near the attention it deserves by Steinberg, unfortunately.
The UI and its logic are a mess (apply, save, load and their hidden implications), bound to scare off all but the most notorious geeks. Add the focus bugs (same as with KCs, obviously) and the omissions you guys mentioned ...
Once you struggled your way through it however, you couldn't do without anymore.
Wouldn't trade my pair of GR-customized BCR2000s for any generic MCU controller, no way !
But GR should be made easier and more accessible for newbies (please, not dumbed down, no iCrap UI, just a nice, obvious, no nonsense UI following standard Windows/Apple conventions).
This great feature should take centerstage and be regularly updated with all new program functions, just like KCs should.
I heard Helge say in a promo interview that their focus is on workflow first of all, great news !
What better place to start then than with KCs, GR (a KC spinoff at heart) and the focus bugs ?
Looking forward to fast and substanial improvement here !
Rhino
by Rhino
Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:14 am
 
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Re: WE WANT GENERIC REMOTE EXPANDED WITH NEW FUNCTIONS!!!

GR all the way !
Got two BCR2000s plus various small fry, all "hardwired" to perform a single function per control, so the BCR controls are named with Letra strips - intuitive like hardware after a while.
All full duplex, of course. 8-)
One is set up to exclusively control the X-EQ for example, the right hand buttons all do various Cubase functions.
The top row of the 2nd BCR does QCs, the remaining controls are mapped to several channel strips and character EQs, chosen via mouseover in that tiny GR window. Still, HMF is HMF and LoQ is LoQ for all these devices alike, so the hands-on generic lettering works fine.
Unfortunately all this GR stuff requires correct window focus behaviour (as it's based on keycommands), so 7.x still is no-go for these cool applications - this should be the main priority for fixing, and then bring on every function Cubase offers for KCs and GR, you got my vote !
And while we're at it, please make all windows and dialogs you can open via KCs and GR "toggle" so they can be closed by the identical command, many are already, but even more follow various spontaneous coder ideas - this has to be unified, and "toggle" sure would be to every user's liking, I guess. If not, please explain ...
ymmv,
Rhino

Oh, and finally, have a heart for GR newbies and rework the setup process to follow standard Windows (Apple) conventions and human logic, the learning curve atm is serpentine shaped and you're bound to fall off the cliffs way too easy ... :shock:
by Rhino
Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:16 pm
 
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Re: Hard drive question

In a nutshell :
- only use internal drives, except for data grave and (obviously) backup
- every external drive eats considerable amounts of CPU when used, it's not about the speed, which is almost identical nowadays with USB3.
- fast small SSD for OS & software, this has to be a model that supports frequent writing
- always have a current OS image (and one of a clean OS installation) on an external drive
- fast large SSD for samples and program content (e.g. vstsound), here you can go with a cheaper drive since it will only occasionally be written to, when you install a new library - save yourself potential trouble and mirror it to an external drive, just in case - reinstalling 500GB from DVD in case of emergency is not funny.
SSD makes a huge difference here !
- HQ 7200 HD for projects, server model preferred (WDs are fantastic), if you want the absolute best, reserve a small partition at the beginning of the drive as work area, maybe 200GB, where you temporarily copy the project you're currently working on, and clean up afterwards so the work partition is empty again. This prevents fragmentation very well, plus you still have yesterday's version in case something goes wrong, crashes, pilot error etc.
The big rest of the drive is for project storage, again, a regular external backup is highly recommended.
Ime SSDs don't offer much better performance here, and are far too expensive for the job.
ymmv,
Rhino
by Rhino
Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:12 pm
 
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Re: steiny please change gray fonts on gray surfaces !

Perfectly agreed.
This is the only area where colours really matter to me - readability.
All else - I don't care, make it slime green if you want, as long as readability is as perfect as humanly possible.

Even feel free to lay off one of the trend scouts and hire an ergonomics specialist instead. :shock:

If there is a single gold standard for monitor setup in small to mid-sized rooms, it has to be 2 screens @ 1920x1200 atm, 24" to 27", flanked by nearfields, which automatically results in an average viewing distance of 1.10m, 1.20m or something, trigonometrics 101. Do the math.
Everything that cannot be comfortably seen under these conditions needs to be reevaluated and improved, great design always enhances functionality instead of competing.

And colours / contrast should be first, as they certainly are a dead easy, unproblematic fix compared to fonts or element sizes, which might be tricky in some cases I guess.

ymmv,
Rhino
by Rhino
Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:14 am
 
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Re: C7.5.1 64bit - is this a joke? - from a new user

Bitbridges are huge troublemakers in any DAW, the companies mostly stopped investing in their development years ago.
Very unfortunate, but kinda understandable as this is no investion in the future.
The flipside of the coin - it will take 5 years at least until 32bit plugins are a thing of the past.
Make no mistake, some of the best plugins available anywhere today (and I have 2 loaded UAD Quads in the DAW, plus a jungle of dongles for top class commercial software) are free- or shareware which won't be 64bit anytime soon, just think of the incredible Variety Of Sound collection for example.
And then there are everybody's old favourites, which still do a great job, Kjaerhus Classic, Ultrafunk, you name it.
Why throw these away, they might be just what a certain track needs.
Long story short, use jBridge for all types of bridging, it works completely transparent.
32>64, 64>32, even 32>32 or 64>64 !
Just make sure to investigate in case you need wrapped plugins (automap etc), can't speak for these.
Btw, why not think different - 32bit host, 64bit OS, boatload of RAM, only jBridge the two or three main memory hogs as X64 and keep everything else safe in 32bit ?
That's what I do, and it works like a charm, I never hit the memory ceiling in Cubase yet, while making full use of my 16GB RAM when needed.
just saying,
Rhino
by Rhino
Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:31 pm
 
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Re: Where do you click to focus the MixConsole?

there are a lot of great features in the new console, enough for me to deal with the gymnastics involved.
I'm probably gaining more in terms of desk efficiency than I'm losing by the navigation.
No arguments, it's down to personal workflow.
Fwiw, I do see some positive aspects in C7/C7.5.
And I spent way too many hours in my test install of 7.0, trying to make it work, I really wanted to.
After checking 7.07 I gave up, it's supposed to be the best Steinberg can do atm.
Or they would certainly not call it the final update, right ?

Let's take a quick look at 3 of the biggest complaints, there is a boatload of other stuff too.
-- Broken KC / GR focus - nobody ever came up with any positive reasoning for this extreme workflow killer, nobody, not even Steinberg, so I guess it's safe to call it a huge bug. Why has it not been fixed 1 1/2 years later, not even in 7.5 ?
-- Completely incomplete implementation of those "mixer view presets" with the complicated name, good idea on paper, first thing I tested in 7.0.0. Still not ready for use, 1 1/2 years later - not properly integrated with workspaces, buggy on project reload, not including all visual aspects of the mixer, and worst of all, not even a way of making them system-wide or even only transfer them between projects - I guess it's impossible to describe a sensible workflow using this placebo.
At the same time workspaces have not been upgraded to include all the new good or bad mixer features.
Bottom line - it's no-man's land, there is no reliable method of recalling a visual mixer state in 7.x anymore, 1 1/2 years later.
Epic fail.
-- Last for now, the plethora of mixer zoom issues, again, not tolerable for any serious work - though, admittedly, the Channel Kermit View has quickly become a running gag among clients - too bad it always happens in exactly the wrong moment, so for client work it was quickly back to 6.5, these things are not acceptable.
Kermit's still alive and well today, 1 1/2 years later. Clients don't see him anymore though.

This list could go on over pages, and we're not even talking controversial design decisions here, we're talking workflow-killing bugs, plain and simple. 1 1/2 years later. No improvements in sight, nothing, not even for 7.5.

ymmv as far as these things concern you personally, they are reality however, not caused by user error or system specs.
1 1/2 years later.
Rhino
by Rhino
Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:35 am
 
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Re: Where do you click to focus the MixConsole?

Nowhere.

The 6.5 mixer always has focus, so does the project window. 8-)
No accidental change of mixer settings, working keycommands, working Generic Remote, working (!) workspaces, fast plugin menu, no Kermit view in mixer, easy CR submixes, relatively few bugs, no showstoppers ...
Hard to beat a well thought out product like that.
ymmv,
Rhino
by Rhino
Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:03 pm
 
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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

:lol: nevermind, folks ...

@ curteye,
perfectly agreed, that's a good way of using Logical Editors.
Any special tasks you use the Project Loical Editor for ?

Cheers,
Rhino
by Rhino
Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:17 pm
 
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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

@ Paul, thanks for this thread !

@ everybody - great stuff !

Record VSTi instrument tracks without using groups or bounce or export ...
@ JM Cecil - this one's big !
Nothing's gonna stop you from recording audio tracks or groups that way either afaics ... :geek:
Or use it "on the fly" as starting point to create reverse vocals, reverse FX or other cool stuff for a few bars, with free choice or mix of sources :o - my projects will have one track more in the future !

impressed,
Rhino
by Rhino
Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:57 pm
 
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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

MERC476 wrote:For me, I have almost all my key commands set to my left hand so my right leaves the mouse as little as possible.
Just a few i customized that I use VERY often.

Regardless of the actual strategy or choices, customization is the way to go !
Rhino
by Rhino
Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:01 pm
 
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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

i think a new section on the manual or a separate PDF of all Tips and Tricks could be very refreshing way on how to work more efficiently.
http://www.printwhatyoulike.com
http://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-editor
http://pdfbinder.en.lo4d.com/
http://www.cutepdf.com/products/cutepdf/writer.asp
all free, powerful and not Steinberg exclusive.
Who needs Adobe ?
Just saying,
Rhino

always scan downloads for viruses, you never know. :idea:
by Rhino
Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:03 pm
 
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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

When creating a template from a project, I always "backup project" to a new folder first and use that new project for templatization.
Generally speaking, I tend to use "backup project" for important project stages, too - e.g. when tracking is finished or before mastering. Keeps the "human factor" under control. :lol:
I also do a manually controlled backup of the Cubase projects folder to an external drive every night, using Beyond Compare, so any inconsistencies or accidents show up early.
HDs are dirt cheap these days ...
Rhino
by Rhino
Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:53 pm
 
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Re: Cubase 7.5.20

No, that doesn't work for those of us on two screens or more! Most pro studios have two screens or even three.
Guess that makes me a pro studio then 8-) , 2x 1920x1200, 1x 1280x768 (as plugin magnifier) atm.
Works perfectly here, like it has for the last decade or so, for any number of screens between 2 and 4, equal res or not.
Just saying ...
Rhino
by Rhino
Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:22 pm
 
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Re: Cubase 7.5.20

Unfortunately I have different resolutions/sizes on my screens, so that's why I haven't been able to try it that way.
Even that works. Use the bigger screen as #1, drag open the Cubase window over both screens starting from #1.
This will leave you with a bit of "uncharted territory" at the bottom of #2 if you have aligned them at the top.
Now set up your child windows so that they don't use that area, save as workspace, done. 8-)
Not perfectly elegant, but I've been doing this once for over a year, before I caved in and bought another screen matching the bigger one. Nowadays I only upgrade the main screens as a pair.
cheers,
Rhino
by Rhino
Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:23 pm
 
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Re: FR: Multi-Warp in Arrange Window, please!

Sure, absolutely :!:
Been requesting that for ages.
Along with general basic multitrack wave editing, like silence, fade in/out (not the clip handles), change level of range etc.
I'll be fine with a lite "wave-editor-only" version too, as long as we're entitled to having grid lines - having this in the project window would be a bonus though, agreed.
Just for the record, my personal application would be mostly multi-mic guitar recording (or other stringed instruments fwiw), so please no drum-only solution !
cheers,
Rhino
by Rhino
Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:19 am
 
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Re: Cubase "forgets" Generic Remote Mappings

Welcome to the weird GR setup !
Gotta say however, I have two BCR 2000s fully mapped out (one static BCR preset) including a bunch of plugin specific GR layers, and as long as I export and save after each GR programming session, forgetting is not an issue here.
Even loading the GR setup in another Cubase version works fine, you might have to assign the correct MIDI ports though, obviously.
Do yourself a favour and check out BC Manager, while it is far from being intuitive too, and can't be open alongside Cubase, it gives you access to detailed control over every single button and rotary, you can even remap all the right hand "preset management" buttons for GR too, well worth the headache imho.
In 6.5 and earlier all this works perfectly, if you absolutely have to use 7.x, you better forget about GR and keycommands alltogether and go back to mouse operation, the mixer focus bug (still not fixed) makes any advanced control absurd.
ymmv,
Rhino
by Rhino
Mon May 26, 2014 8:29 am
 
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Re: Cubase "forgets" Generic Remote Mappings

Sometimes with XMLs it helps to have a reference - do a small one in Cubase and compare both side by side in Beyond Compare (demo will do), just look at the main sections, not the specific stuff, it might be a stupid little detail like the encoding or whatever.
I've seen Wordpad mess up XMLs while doing the same edits in Notepad worked fine ...
Sorry, I don't have a specific solution.
good luck,
Rhino
by Rhino
Mon May 26, 2014 6:08 pm
 
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Re: Glue Key Command?

Depending on your needs there's an even better solution, copied from Paul Coyle's tips thread here http://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=181&t=49327&start=50


Write a macro containing both "Bounce MIDI" and "Bounce" (audio), assign a key.
Works 100% transparent in C7, it bounces whatever you have highlighted, MIDI, audio or both ...
No MIDI/audio hybrid though, I'm afraid. :lol:
Beats using the glue tool by a mile imho, ymmv.

For some weird reason it crashes 6.5 here though. :(
Go figure, I actually found a little detail that works better in C7. :?
Wonder if I'll ever be able to use 7.x for serious work ? Oh, well ... :roll:
cheers,
Rhino
by Rhino
Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:38 pm
 
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