Since nuendo 5.5/Cubase 6
I have noticed that creating ghost regions with the option + pencil tool,
creates an audio container rather than an actual audio file.
This is extremely frustrating.
There is currently no way I can change to make real audio files in the project.
I have made a video explaining my issue.
(sorry about no mic in the video)
I have also included the corresponence with Steinberg Support Team regarding changes to the Bounce Function.
If we can get enough people to agree regarding this changes, their developers will revert these changes to the way they were in all old version of Nuendo and Cubase.
I am writing up your request for our developers. However, the place they use to gauge user feature requests is mainly our forums. I would suggest posting this in the http://www.steinberg.net/forum
If other users agree this is a feature they want, that will do the most good in raising its profile as a feature the programmers will give development time to adding. Thank you.
Steinberg US Support
--------------- Original Message ---------------
From: Lalith Rao [email@example.com]
Sent: 2/8/2012 5:59 AM
Subject: RE: einberg Support Case Ref.#01002296ref:_00D30F1z._50030J1wDP:ref
I appreciate you helping me to workaround an already established workflow of countless engineers in your platform since prior software versions.
Strangely none of these methods are intuitive to the workflow. An old 1 step and simple process is now a 10 step process.
Such changes will indefinitely loose your customers to the rapid advancements in AVID Pro tools.
A simple consolidate (opt + shift +3) in protools used to be “bounce” in Cubase and Nuendo uptill 4 (maybe even 5.0 if i am correct) (i think i might have to bump back down to Nuendo 5.0 from 5.5.2)
I love your DAW platform and I am speaking for a lot of engineers who just find these changes completely unnecessary.
I would however sincerely appreciate some messages to your R&D team to consider reverting these changes to the bounce function and creation of audio parts/events.
Or at-least add another simple consolidate/create audio event from selection function for a selection in the timeline that can create an actual audio event/file.
I completely understand that such requests are a long and lengthy process, but i would appreciate it if you can consider these requests from your customers because we
are your end users.
I’m sorry but there is not a way to have the draw tool create a silent audio file. When you draw with the pencil tool, it is creating an audio “part”, not an audio event with silence. This is why if you select such a “blank” part, you will notice that you cannot do any of the audio processes to it (bounce, hitpoints, etc are greyed out).
Here are my two suggestions to improve your workflow with this:
Setup a key command for the “Slience” process. This way you can move any audio event to the desired location you would have drawn, press the “Silence” command, and use that as if it was the drawing of Silence. Then you can do the bounce audio process from there.
Use the Channel Batch Export option to create a new file from the desired bounce area. Then you can reimport that mixdown to the track and it will be the length of the left and right locators. Please note, this will bounce the audio event with the effects, fader levels, etc.
I hope this information is helpful.
Steinberg US Support