Now with VISUALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
RE: Visibility Agents
I wanted to add that the most logical objection to Vertical Markers is that they have been rendered moot by the new Visibility Agents. Don't get me wrong, although it's gonna take a while, I am going to WILL myself to use those things. They are WUNDERBRA. However, they have a couple of drawbacks
1. They take time to set up. If you decide you want to work on, say, Cl. v. Drums v. Vocal, you have to go through the process of creating one... not onerous, but not instantaneous either. Far faster, for ad hoc work, to simply be able to set up 3 markers: pow, pow, pow and work with those in the heat of the moment.
2. It's kinda asking for the moon, but, as with so many things in Cubase, VAs would be a LOT more useful if they were X-Project; if you could save them and INSTANTLY re-select them across projects. As with colour palettes, key command sets, lists of VSTis, etc.
I would say that one of my biggest frustrations with Cubase... after all these years... is that starting a new project is often like re-inventing the wheel. I'm sure many of us, when we start on something, do NOT use a 'template'. No, we rifle our brains for a project that we -think- will be similar to the one we now have in mind. And of course, we're wrong... and we end up re-doing the same damned busy work over and over. OR you -do- force yourself to use a template and your end product sounds like.... a template.
Creativity = Flexibility + Speed
The maddening thing about Cubase is sort of like government programs: they keep adding new features, but not the ability to -manage- them efficiently. So you end up doing a LOT of busywork. Eg... yes it's WONDERFUL that you can set up 16 guitar tracks. But since you can't just say 'Pull in all the guitar setups from xxx project...' in one go, even with all the 'Presets' you -still- end up doing about the same busywork as if you'd added 16 guitar tracks and then added all the inserts and sends manually.