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Re: MIDI Track Pitch Bend

I 100% agree that the controller lanes are clunky. I feel like a programmer working with a backend interface rather than a musician working with something built for a musician. There are so many great UI ideas out there now via third party plugins for working with MIDI automation, sequencing, etc.

I posted about note bends specifically a couple months ago...
http://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=181&t=54418

And now having further developed my thoughts on the issue (specifically in the context of guitar), again today...
http://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=182&t=56782

My feeling was it might be easier to deal with this sort of thing in the scoring editor, but would love to have simple controls for the same things in the piano roll where I am more comfortable composing anyway. The list editor I have rarely touched. That really makes me feel like I've stepped into another world.
by Greg Houston
Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:45 am
 
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Re: Pan Law for the biggest sounding mix

Constructive feedback on the mix is appreciated. Thanks, guys!

Overall I'm digging it.

Personally I like to remain centered while listening to a track. If something happens on the left side I want something to be balancing it on the right side. The male voice that comes in on the left without a counterweight on the right is jarring to me. Over the course of the song there feels like a general inclination to the left side. I also like counterweights to be balanced in how far away they sound. There is a point where the male voice is counter weighted by the female voice, but the female voice is closer and has more "vertical" dimension. It makes my brain skew.

There is a point where it sounds like the snare starts on the left and suddenly moves to the center. This is jarring to me.

I really dig spacious, 3D mixes, but I also like something to anchor the center and something that has a solid quality to it to contrast with the sounds that have been given a more spacious treatment. Otherwise I start to feel like I'm in some sort of ghost realm.

The demos on the 8dio home page for instance are great examples of often wide and very 3D sounding mixes that don't come off as fuzzy or ephemeral.

But again, other than some things I found a little quirky I enjoyed the song. With the loudness wars you don't often get to enjoy spacious mixes though on that subject I was impressed with the latest Beck album, Morning Phase. It is pretty spacious and without making my brain feel like a mushy cloud.
by Greg Houston
Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:25 am
 
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Re: Complete Cubase with these...

There was a study (cited below) done on internet commenting styles. 5.6% of those involved in the study said they enjoyed trolling, which is surprisingly high to me. This particular group of people scored extremely high in Machiavellianism, narcissism, psychopathy, and sadism. Basically they tend to be seriuosly troubled folk. The best you can do is view their posts as entertaining satire and perhaps (to yourself) wish them a healthy mental state.

https://www.academia.edu/6016545/Trolls_just_want_to_have_fun
by Greg Houston
Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:25 am
 
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Re: Pan Law for the biggest sounding mix

I just gave it a quick listen, can probably check it out again later. The acoustic guitar up to 36 seconds seems too loud to me. Strum attacks later in the mix are scratchy on my ears. Really liking the female vocals. If you try to match forward/backward positioning of the vocals I would try to match the male with the female rather than vice versa.
by Greg Houston
Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:14 am
 
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Re: Are all windows Dockable?

The "able" in dockable implies it is an option rather than a given.
by Greg Houston
Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:38 am
 
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Re: Make all windows Dockable!

+1

My biggest disappointment with Cubase 8 was the claimed performance improvements had no effect in my projects, but after that I was super disappointed I couldn't dock the mixer below everything else. If I had simply been able to dock my mixer at the bottom of my project window I wouldn't have felt like my upgrade was a complete waste of money.
by Greg Houston
Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:00 am
 
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EQ notes and cents for alternate tunings, e.g., A432

The EQ needs a master tune setting that will then shift the displayed note and cents values in the EQ.
by Greg Houston
Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:06 am
 
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Re: Are all windows Dockable?

Please Steinberg, do NOT advertise Cubase Pro 8 as a DAW with dockable windows :oops:

That is misuse of marketing IMO.
Hi TSR,

could you please post a link were WE advertise dockable windows?

Cheers!

Sadly, I imagine he made the same logical error I did while skimming through the features and seeing, "New Windows Layout, Workspaces', and the word "Dockable", and just assuming (wishful thinking) you guys had made the UI fully dockable per feature requests in the Cubase 7 forum. I was particularly bummed to find I couldn't dock the mixer at the bottom of everything else.
by Greg Houston
Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:01 pm
 
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Re: Make All Transport Panel Features Available on the Top T

A big +1. I don't get the point of that thing floating around. It's always in the way of something. It would also be nice if you could choose where that "top" toolbar is docked, e.g., top of screen, left, right, or bottom.
by Greg Houston
Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:12 pm
 
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Cannot unfocus a plugin that is hanging

In Windows 7 with the new windows layout in Cubase 8 if a plugin hangs for a minute or two while "thinking" there is no way to get it to lose focus. I was having this issue with a particular plugin hanging in Cubase 7.5, and could just select my browser from the taskbar and type up a bug report while I waited for the plugin to unfreeze. In Cubase 8 this is not possible because after tabbing to the browser or to any other app the hanging plugin still has focus on the screen even though the rest of Cubase has lost focus.

In general I've found minimizing the different parts of Cubase 8 to be rather convoluted.
by Greg Houston
Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:30 am
 
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LFO Tracks

This is a feature request for a new kind of track.

The LFO Track would have a built-in LFO plugin and a track. As well there would be a modulation matrix for all LFO tracks.

The LFO plugin should allow drawing LFOs with bezier curves on a grid. Grid sizes should be changeable from 4-64 lines up and down. You should be able to load and save LFO shapes. There should be toggles for dot and trip. It should have a swing feature. Users should be able to browse LFO shapes with thumbnails. If you have a 300-400 LFO shapes it is easier to find something in the ballpark via thumbnails of the shapes than from names.

The track should simply be automation lanes for disable toggle, dot toggle, trip toggle, LFO rate, swing, LFO smoothing, and toggle between BPM sync and Hz. Hz range should be at least 0-150k Hz. The automation lanes should have the option to draw the automations with bezier curves rather than dots and lines.

You should then be able to drag an icon from the LFO plugin to any control in Cubase to modulate that control. You should be able to then set the depth of modulation for that control and where possible see the range and current position of the modulation on that control. Otherwise these can be edited in the mod matrix. Modulation cues on the controls themselves are game changing.

See Xfer Records Serum (primary) and Native Instruments Razor (secondary) for implementation examples.

Finally I would like to be able to dock a set of these LFOs in my main cubase GUI.
by Greg Houston
Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:14 pm
 
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Re: Mixer in Cubase 8

No you cannot. It has been requested, as well as being able to dock the mixer below the rest of the main GUI.
by Greg Houston
Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:55 pm
 
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Re: 4 significant Cubase 8 issues I'm seeing

My only gripe is that the new font means that the thinnest track height available is now considerably wider. This definitely needs addressing if it's the case (could be wrong), I'll be experimenting more later.

The new font is excessively large and bold. The font style itself looks like something from a comic book rather than what you would find in professional software.
by Greg Houston
Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:18 pm
 
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Re: Bug? Or Designed by Mephistopheles?

There are multiple issues with minimizing now. It is all sorts of convoluted and buggy.
by Greg Houston
Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:22 pm
 
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Re: Need to Reactivate Cubase 7.5

Did you uninstall 7.5? Updating to 8 does not automatically uninstall 7.5. Generally folks don't uninstall the previous version until they have tested the new version for quite a while.
by Greg Houston
Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:26 am
 
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Re: Minimize Bug? Or Designed by Mephistopheles?

If it were possible to simply dock all those windows together the way you have them laid out then 90% of the problems would be solved and it would look immensely more professional than having a bunch of windows haphazardly arranged together. Still need the minimize button back.
by Greg Houston
Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:15 am
 
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Re: Cubase 8 Install Missing Cubase VSTs

Copy both of those files and put them here:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3\Steinberg
by Greg Houston
Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:15 am
 
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Re: (solved) CPU usage problem with SERUM x64 synth in 8

It's something that has come up a lot in the various forums when Serum first came out since Serum makes it so easy to add voices to a patch. People had to keep pointing out that you just can't have 200+ voices playing simultaneously on current CPUs. Lower unison, lower polyphony, or lower release times.

One thing you can try however is simply freezing that track. I don't do EDM so I don't run into trouble with supersaws, but I do freeze all my pads.
by Greg Houston
Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:46 pm
 
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Re: Real Estate Management

Or they could just make the column width resizable as you drag the edge with all the content getting smaller the narrower you make it.
by Greg Houston
Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:17 am
 
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Re: How I'd like to see Steinberg priortize

Fortunately true docking is inherently optional. You have a boat (window) that is sailing free out on the open ocean and then are ABLE to DOCK if you wish to.
by Greg Houston
Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:31 am
 
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Re: Cubase 8 Install Missing Cubase VSTs

Groove agent one is not automatically installed, but is in the download:

Cubase_Pro_8_Installer_win\Cubase 8\Cubase 8 for Windows\Additional Content\Groove Agent One\Windows 64-bit

And content install files are here:

Cubase_Pro_8_Installer_win\Cubase 8\Cubase 8 for Windows\Additional Content\VST Sound
by Greg Houston
Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:44 am
 
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Re: Plugin "Side Chain" help?

In Pro-C, click on "Expert", make sure "Ext" is checked and not "In".
by Greg Houston
Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:29 am
 
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Re: Eq save as default preset? This does nothing

Setting the default preset for any plugin will make that the preset that is automatically loaded when you load an instance of that plugin each time.
by Greg Houston
Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:45 am
 
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Re: Bring Back Option For MixConsole To Always Be On Top

+1 and as mentioned elsewhere I would also like the option to dock the mixer at the bottom of the project window.
by Greg Houston
Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:03 am
 
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Re: Dante AVB and 32-bit Processing

Can't answer the first question, but the answer to the second is no. Wave, Wave 64, AIFF, and AIFC can be saved as 32-bit floating, not integer.
by Greg Houston
Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:01 am
 
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