Cannot change the time signature?

Cannot change the time signature?

Postby LuizGuitar » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:29 am

Hi,

When I bought Cubasis my idea was be able to write songs on the road, make a very simple pre production and later throw it all inside Mac Cubase to finish the idea.

But I notice there is no way to change the time signature of a song between two bars, or even change the tempo in the middle of the song (gradually or at least suddenly).

This is very frustating for a software with this level (and price), because it's not a technical limitation, it's a musical restriction.

I hope to see this basic feature available soon, otherwise I wasted $50.
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Re: Cannot change the time signature?

Postby crohde » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:12 am

Hi Luiz,

At the moment it is not possible to change the tempo or time signature in a project.
This is however on our feature request list.
Of course we would like to have all features of Cubase in Cubasis now but please note that Cubase has had a development time of 25 years already and we just started with Cubasis! :)
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Carlos Mendoza Rohde - Product Marketing Manager Cubase & Apps
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Re: Cannot change the time signature?

Postby Akamarko » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:36 pm

I had a piece I did recently that starts in 5/4 and then half way through changes to 4/4 time. The only solution was to record some basic rhythm tracks in 4/4 time in GarageBand, export it and then import into Cubasis and place on beat 1 of the first bar after the 5/4 section. Then added the rest of the instrumentation. Turned out fine.

But I agree, time change and tempo change over time is very much needed. Especially tempo change to give a more natural human feel to sequenced tracks.
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Re: Cannot change the time signature?

Postby LuizGuitar » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:02 pm

Carlos,


I have my feet on the ground and know you can't rewrite a solid and old application, porting it to a more limited hardware, with all features, in few time. This is the reason I can understand the absence of features like VST, automation, time stretching/pitch tuning and others. I think it's easy to live without automation on your iPad, at least when you get home you can discharge your project into your computer and finish the edition+mastering. Same thing VST.

But with a musical limitation, I can't even start a song, just if I totally ignore the bars and record the songs out of metronome. But MIDI tracks will become weird.

The point is, I can't understand the role of Cubasis in this world yet, can't write songs on the road, can't make a final production replacing the desktop (and it should never try to). I think it would be nice to choose a direction and focus on it. I was very amazed the first time I open Cubasis, but soon I realized I don't have how to do anything from the beginning to the end. This is a little disappointing when you've spent a lot of money in an app.

Cubasis future seems to be brilliant, but today, it's aimless. No much more than amateur Garage Band, but with a much higher price.

My opinion, sorry, I don't want to offend. I am really anxious for change this opinion.
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