An interesting review by an old pro:
- 5:53 using 3 fingers to edit faster (tool switching)
- 6:32 fade in/out demonstration of setting it using mouse movement on the info line
- 7:30 importance of cutting down visual distractions, C9 mouse wheel especially useful
- 11:09 he prefers “fixed number of slots” in mixer rack settings, to minimize display items jumping around (a visual distraction)
He stores these kind of settings as a template.
- 17:53 Cubase sometimes has bloat that obscures workflow. For example (18:45) A|B comparisons in C8, since fixed.
- 20:30 doing A|B Comparisons - use short periods of sound, switch quickly
- 24:04 C9 has a lot of dark grey, now in the key editor too. He explains it’s to reduce eye strain over the hours.
- 25:38 Mixer history doesn’t capture all the events.
- 31:13 Automation. He says it’s the worst part of Cubase, ProTools is best here.
- 34:38 Automation. Getting the fader to go back to normal when you release it, instead of staying at the position it had upon release. he places an automation point near the end.
- 36:04 He likes way you can organize plugins, measure delay time of external plugins (latency compensation)
His critique of Automation starts with not liking the separate lanes in the track list. (32:15) Temporarily raising/lowering a volume fader is clumsy. (He doesn’t seem to know about using a square wave to speed that up, but he does show us a nice method using the mouse and info line.) (32:47) Cubase reduce the number of automation points in a way that works for dramatic fader changes, but not for subtle changes. He demonstrates the problem at 33:50. He shows us the fix at 34:09 – Automation Settings > Reduction Level – set to 0.