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Re: MCU Functions Expanded in 7.5

If anyone wishes to go back to the old behavior (pre 7.5) it's very easy to do so with just a few mouse clicks.

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/cubase-7-nuendo-6/890560-cubase-7-5-using-icon-qcon.html

Look at post #2.
This thread is for the Qcon, but the OP here HughH, has confirmed the Mackie goes back to the old state as well.
by greggybud
Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:15 pm
 
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Re: 7.0.7 late update

was doing the minimum to fix heavy bugs in there product my post was attacked by admins and hidden admins then locked... and this one will certainly be too.
but how come we can't complain on something that is absolutly insulting to people who paid for and are trying to work seriously with a tool that barely works ?

There is plenty of complaining & praise here:http://www.gearslutz.com/board/cubase-7-nuendo-6/ with little worries of being banned with no warnings, vanishing or locked threads.
by greggybud
Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:16 am
 
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Re: 7.5.1 why steinberg didnt fix the mute bug.


Buchanan aka "cat monster" doesn't actually use the program, thus can be ignored.

Or you COULD read the manual: p192 (also pps107 127 165 187) reads: Preferences: "Group Channels mute sources as well." Which means that with this option unticked the sources will STILL SOUND leading some to think that mute does not work on groups.

Better than telling porkies about me any day. :mrgreen:

Where in this thread does the OP or anyone else discuss Group Channels?

The OP to my knowledge is discussing how mute works with Instrument Tracks.
by greggybud
Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:31 pm
 
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Re: Where do you click to focus the MixConsole?

on a PC, Control+Tab will cycle focus to the next open window. So if you only have the Mixer and the Project widow open, this will toggle the focus.
on Mac I think it is Command+Tab.
you could program a macro so it is only one keystroke, no mouse needed.

Yes it will. The only other tool to get around is a Key Command to make the focus go back to the project page.

Unfortunately I think Control+Tab is a Windows shortcut? Therefore you won't find this listed as a Key Command in Cubase. That's no problem of course...until you use a controller where you are attempting to assign a Key Command to an assignable function button on your controller.
by greggybud
Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:41 pm
 
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Re: Where do you click to focus the MixConsole?

I have a custom button my MC that I have named "toggle" that is programmed with Control+Tab, that cycles focus through all open windows.

I don't understand this. How do you have an assignable button that you nave named "toggle" on your MC to cycle focus through all open windows? Alt+tab is not listed under Cubase key commands therefore to my knowledge it's not possible to assign it to your MC.

What am I missing here? (I don't use a MC, but I think the Icon uses MC protocol.)
by greggybud
Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:37 pm
 
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Re: Where do you click to focus the MixConsole?

johngar wrote:MC as in Artist MC Control.


Got it! I was thinking Mackie Control.
by greggybud
Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:47 am
 
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Re: Cubase 7.5.20

Yeah the issues that get fixed I haven't noticed them. But will it fix the plugins disappearing behind the mixer problem? This issue I have noticed a few hundred times. :twisted:
not wanting to downplay this special issue, should have been fixed a decade ago for sure, but are you aware your problem will be completely gone if you set things up the time honoured Cubase way :
Main window stretched (not maximised !) across all screens, plugins set AOT, however not the mixer !
Ok, no full screen mixer then, so what?
Give me reliable functionality over visual elegance, any day.
ymmv,
Rhino

No, that doesn't work for those of us on two screens or more! Most pro studios have two screens or even three.

It does work. (Windows XP or 7) I'm on Windows 7 64 bit Cubase 64 bit.

If you need help, there are several here who would help you. I use 4 screens (I must be really pro :lol: ) and in the past have used them just like Rhino describes. Now I have switched so 2 screens are on "full mixer" mode and the Cubase "shell" is stretched over the other 2 screens. Link the mixers and the project page. Of the other 2 screens one is dedicated to the project and the other is split in half. The lower half is Mixer 3 that contains In's Out's Groups' effect channels, and master out. The upper half I keep "blank" for opening and closing VST's VSTI's and editing midi/audio. The main thing is...it works for the way I work...up to the point where IMO the glaring issues are key commands, focus, and navigation issues, most of them in the mix console....the WORKFLOW things!

I suggest anyone new to multiple screens try them out like Rhino has described in prior posts at gearslutz, and then deviate from there if needed. Remember the options of AOT! Obviously everyone works differently, but based on the many complaints about this topic over the years, I have discovered what he does is not perfect, but often the most effective.

Actually I have noticed most commercial studios including some very well known ME's using Wavelab keep things down to 1 screen.

Anyway if you need assistance, give is your specific issue. I have been using multiple screens with Cubase for at least the past 14 years and unless you have some specific problem this is not rocket science.
by greggybud
Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:39 pm
 
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Re: 7.5.20 Impressions...

Always on top still dont work for plugins in second monitor.
It works. I have been stretching Cubase over all 4 monitors since the days of CubaseSX with an expensive video card. Oh well ...
Yep, it works.
It works great, if You have projects with 2 or 3 tracks.
Or if You use 50" 4k TVs as displays.
And if you prefer 'less information' and 'more empty space'.
( Then the current Info Line and the new mixer is for you, too )

For normal daily work this workaround is worse than 'quadruple' clicking
or moving the plugin GUIs to the main screen.

Jan

I'm not sure I understand. Why is stretching the Cubase window, or what I call the "shell" over 4 monitors okay with projects with 2 or 3 tracks, but not 100 tracks? I have 4 21 inch monitors. In my set up 2 monitors have the mix console in full screen so really I only stretch Cubase over the other 2 monitors.

For the past 15 months the biggest roadblock for me has been lack of key commands to set focus on full screen mix consoles. Using KC's on a keyboard, plus my Icon mix console, I don't have to mess with the mouse much.
by greggybud
Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:48 am
 
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Re: 7.5.20 Impressions...

Always on top still dont work for plugins in second monitor.

How are you working? Do you mean plug-ins being hidden behind the full screen mix console? Or is your mix console simply maximized? Is your mixer set to AOT? I'm assuming your plugins are set to AOT.

See why with Steinberg giving the user so many options this gets confusing quickly?

AOT will work for plugins in any monitor as long as you keep everything in the Cubase "shell" and you have stretched that "shell" over all your monitors.
1. Don't have AOT turned on for mixers1-3. (you can tell the difference because the mixer corners are slightly sharper with AOT turned on)
2. Don't use mixers 1-3 in full screen mode.
3. Don't windows maximize the mixer

It works. I have been stretching Cubase over all 4 monitors since the days of CubaseSX with an expensive video card.
by greggybud
Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:41 am
 
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Re: 7.5.20 Impressions...

Always on top still dont work for plugins in second monitor.

How are you working? Do you mean plug-ins being hidden behind the full screen mix console? Or is your mix console simply maximized? Is your mixer set to AOT? I'm assuming your plugins are set to AOT.

See why with Steinberg giving the user so many options this gets confusing quickly?

AOT will work for plugins in any monitor as long as you keep everything in the Cubase "shell" and you have stretched that "shell" over all your monitors.
1. Don't have AOT turned on for mixers1-3. (you can tell the difference because the mixer corners are slightly sharper with AOT turned on)
2. Don't use mixers 1-3 in full screen mode.
3. Don't windows maximize the mixer

It works. I have been stretching Cubase over all 4 monitors since the days of CubaseSX with an expensive video card.


Does not work when it is included in the example Full Screen Monitor 2. It would be good if it worked. Looks nicer.

Yes, and I believe they know about it.
Plug-ins vanish behind the full screen mix console regardless of how many monitors you have. The only solution I know of is don't work with mix console at full screen. Instead just make the mix console as large as you can (without windows maximizing) and turn off AOT for the mix console. It won't look quite as nice and as Da da said you will lose a track of screen space.

The other way is to use a key command to turn on/off the full screen mix console so you can see the plug-in that is being hidden by the full screen mix console.
by greggybud
Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:12 pm
 
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Re: If you like the 7.5 update...+1 this and reply

I've been using Steinberg software since the mid 80's, and my experience with them tells me things will be ironed out.

Regarding " fixings ", I meant of course new features.

Sorry I don't have quite enough Cubase experience since you started in the mid 80s. I started in 1997. My experience with them tells me most will be ironed out....not all...by a long shot!

I will gladly provide you a list of things they have never ever fixed. Yes, they are usually small things you learn to live with, however some seem so innocently simple to fix yet Steinberg ignores them and continues to add new features.

So truthfully, wouldn't you say something like 80% of the things "will be ironed out?" This is my experience at least and obviously depends on what level you use Cubase.

I should add that I'm not referring to strictly bugs. I mean things that are broken, bugs, and obvious issues never corrected. Some of them can be as "small" as key commands. However key commands can be huge to users who attempt to take advantage of fast workflow.

So to start....
Why can you open the History page with a key command...but not close it with any key command? The history window is such a god-send! Yet it requires a mouse to close it. Something so seemingly simple to fix...yet to my knowledge never acknowledged by Steinberg. But don't worry....there will be another Loop Mash improvement in the next update. :mrgreen:
by greggybud
Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:28 pm
 
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Re: If you like the 7.5 update...+1 this and reply

forthwith wrote:Loopmash is a plugin, not a feature.

That's the best reply from the self proclaimed "DAW expert?"
BTW...I'm still wondering how people qualify to be up to that esteemed status? You never replied.
by greggybud
Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:51 pm
 
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Re: If you like the 7.5 update...+1 this and reply

So truthfully, wouldn't you say something like 80% of the things "will be ironed out?" This is my experience at least and obviously depends on what level you use Cubase.
I don't use 100% of Cubase. Some things I rarely use. The things I do use however, works great. Sure there are some things I wish worked differently at times, but hey, there are bigger things in life worth fighting for. Grinding about a mouse click that would saved some time, seem to negate the benefit.

So truthfully, things will work out. Maybe not the way some would want it to work, but close enough. If you cannot live with that, based on my experience, you need to move on, go elsewhere, change, adapt, whatever. Life is just too short, and these kind of worries will just bring the end a little closer. It's already too close for my taste! ;)

In that perspective I agree with you. But the above also depends on your frequency of use, especially if you earn money using Cubase. Better workflow...less waste...more money. I have always said compared to the competition Cubase is the best. If it were not, why would I be here?

A great DAW can bring out great passion with users. And that is the problem...even though Cubase is the best for myself, I see so many areas of improvement...most of them are workflow and fixing already implemented features.

Many issues appear to be so simple to fix! Since there is a key command to open the history window, how hard would it be to create a key command, or use the same one to close it? While there is a micro for Bounce In Place, how difficult would that be for Steinberg? Would a little mono button be THAT difficult to implement? Is fixing key command mixer focus issues all that difficult?

So close....yet so far....
by greggybud
Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:45 pm
 
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Re: If you like the 7.5 update...+1 this and reply


Many issues appear to be so simple to fix! Since there is a key command to open the history window, how hard would it be to create a key command, or use the same one to close it?....

if it was as simple as you infer, don't you think it would have been addressed already?

I don't know. I would think if they created a KC to open, they could just as easy create a KC to close...or use the same KC a second time to close. I'm not a programmer.

Do you assume it's complex or impossible to fix and it has been addressed already?

If it's only possible to open, but not close with a KC, wouldn't some type of communication from Steinberg be in order? I sent a request to support for this specific problem, but he never heard back from Germany. In the past other requests have usually resulted in fixed issues in the next update. Even if it's not possible, a reply from Germany via my tech support guy would be nice.

I do know there have been key commands in the past that Steinberg simply left out from prior versions, and when brought to their attention, the KC was added. For example "reset meters" was left out with 7.0. And there have also been KC's suggested by users which they implemented. Based on prior releases such as 7.0, I don't think KC's are a very big priority.
by greggybud
Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:13 am
 
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Re: If you like the 7.5 update...+1 this and reply


Some improvements just make sense, others are often very subjective.

Well, from the examples I chose..

1. Key command to close History window since there is one to open it.
2. Bounce In Place
3. Mono/stereo switch on each track
4. Key command mixer focus

I have never thought of these as subjective, or issues some users would object to. I think of the above as features that either would improve Cubase for the majority of users, and features found in other DAW's but not in Cubase...yet.

If it were "close enough" you might as well close up shop and call it a day. But I'm hoping instead they implement ideas suggested by users and fix the things that need fixing.

Here's another brilliant suggestion that IMO adds much consistency to Cubase.
http://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=181&t=52617
Is implementing this a subjective tool? (Assuming it doesn't screw something else up.)
by greggybud
Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:39 am
 
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Re: If you like the 7.5 update...+1 this and reply

If it were "close enough" you might as well close up shop and call it a day. But I'm hoping instead they implement ideas suggested by users and fix the things that need fixing.
Naturally I meant close enough as in being perfectly usable. Not that Cubase has reached nirvana.

Features and fixes are always welcome, and they will certainly arrive.

Yes! Of course my wish is they focus more on the fixes. :D

Back to Freddies +1 and reply...

I have to say congratulations to Steinberg for what I think is the most comprehensive feature packed production environment. Lately I have been reading about several issues, and so many missing features with Logic and Pro Tools. Gibson bought Sonar so good luck there. Studio1 leaves out way too much. Digital Performer might be the only DAW feature wise close to Cubase?

Forthwith/Henceforth...I will have to follow up....again asking for a reply.

Merry Christmas!
by greggybud
Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:05 pm
 
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Re: 7.5.20 Impressions...

No thanks. Having software look like the actual hardware for the sake of, well, looking like actual hardware can actually be counter-productive.

It would be interesting to see the demographics of those who prefer software looking like actual hardware vs. the opposite.

I would guess those who grew up on real mix consoles would prefer the ones that look like hardware, and those who grew up on a DAW or not using a real mix console would prefer Steinbergs mix console. (Even though it could be said that is a compromise between the two.)

In the future, I think you can see which way this is going to go.
by greggybud
Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:34 pm
 
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