Discovered this yesterday when working with a class. Easy to repro , it actually occurred in class using Cubase Studio 5, but does the same on Cubase 6.0.5.
- Create a new project, and turn the tempo track off.
- Create a MIDI or Instrument track (doesn’t matter which).
- Create 4x 4-bar empty parts (one after another)
- Create an arranger track
- Using the pencil tool on the arranger track, create arranger events to match the parts you have just created(they should be called A, B, C and D)
- In the inspector on the arranger track, drag the A, B, C and D sections to the Current Arranger Chain area.
- Change the number of occurrences for each part of the chain from 1 to 2.
- From the Arranger Chain drop-down menu, pick “Flatten Chain”
- Set the tempo to 60bpm
- Try to scroll to see the last part.
The project should behave as normal, with the default length of 10:00:00 allowing all the project to be played. I would not expect “Flatten Chain” to alter the project length.
When the track is flattened, the project length is altered (to 1:14 in this example). If the tempo is changed, the parts will extend beyond the project length.
Windows 7 x64, Cubase 6.0.5 32-bit. Also observed in Cubase Studio 5.5.0 on Windows XP.