Who else is else using the Score Editor much? Vic_France est ce que tu est la qqpart?
I don't think a single person has mentioned the Score editor in regard to the Cubase 6 update, so I thought I would.
It does not look like anything been changed or added to in the Score Editor from my read of the manual today.Is that correct, Chris et al?
Please indulge me for a bit while reminisce before getting to the point...
I'm another one who first used Cubase on an Atari 1024 mega st. What a machine. 1/4" sound inputs, TV video output, built in midi ports, and some other stuff I can't remember. 4 megabytes of ram. 1/4096th of the ram that is in my cell phone now. I installed Cubase from a single floppy disk .
Sure, it's not Finale, but wow, anyway. I just finished an evening of putting together charts for a rehearsal tomorrow. I have the charts in a project that is 30 minutes long, a show with live musicians, sound design and spoken word on tape (yeah, I say tape but it's in Cubase) and videos of previous performances of the piece that we have edited in Cubase for time insertions and deletions.
I am able to fairly sync up the notation to the video, have done some transcribing from the live audio, and I have a nice unified look to my charts using the text set tools, and once I deleted the odd chord presets Steinberg included these many years ago, nice looking chord symbols using a 3rd party font.
Each chart has a different tempo and time sig, and using the tempo and sig tracks it's all sticking together.Took a bit to get my head around how to make that happen, but once done one has a most flexible, amazing if you think about it, tool.
Of course no post to this forum is complete without some whining so here I go:
Cubase got an update of the Score editor, I think for v5, but I don't remember, maybe it was earlier, and it brought good things.
The problems currently with the Score editor revolve around window focus management, at least here on the Mac side. I want a way to get focus to any window using the keyboard, not the mouse.
Open a properties window and it doesn't get focus, even after adjusting a setting inside it. Often you cannot tab through the text fields.
There is no way to give focus to the window without clicking in it, so it either stays open, or you grab the mouse just for that. Pity, since Cubase is so keyboard friendly.
I would like more symbols, there are a bunch, but there are some missing.
Small stuff maybe, but I would love to see Score Editor grow some more.
Thanks for reading...