So I just installed Cubase 13 and started to play around with. Really like the layout overhaul, the channel strip tab, the new start-stop behaviour options and the overall workflow improvements. Really makes it a lot easier for me to not go back to Pro Tools for mixing.
There is just that one thing that I really hoped for after it has been requested not only in this forum for years now: Please give us an option to chose if we want to be able to change values by scrolling with the mouse wheel. It really is the thing that bugs me the most, even after a year of primarily using Cubase it happens constantly that I just want to scroll either in the mixer or in the edit window and all of a sudden a fader has moved or a value in a track in the edit window has changed.
It would be such a relief to be able to completely deactivate this behavior to be able to scroll vertically or horizontally everywhere without risking to screw up settings. I’m aware that there are also users who might like it as it is, so it would be fantastic to be able to toggle this feature on and off.
Cubase 13 actually introduced an option in the preferences that allows you to turn off the parameter changes triggered by the mouse wheel. I haven’t upgraded yet but a friend told me it works as expected.
Thanks for your input, Martin! Unfortunately, I have this option checked but it doesn’t change anything in the behavior from what I can tell. Will add a video to this thread later as soon as I got my screen capture software running again.
I now made a screen recording of how Cubase behaves on my machine with this option checked. Either I am misunderstanding how it is supposed to work or something’s wrong here. Could maybe someone test it on their machine? That would be great!
for me it prevents the change of “accidently” adjusting e.g. pre gain, sends, hi/low pass frequency in the mixer and and in the new mixer tab…
Apart from this, my system acts the same as you have shown (also in German)
Thanks Marco for checking it out. I can confirm that it works for me for the values you mentioned. But can you scroll horizontally in the whole mixer window or only while hovering over the scroll bar underneath the track names? From my understanding this option should make it possible to scroll left and right everywhere in the mixer window without changing any values.
Thanks for your reply, Martin, but as you can see in my video, I have this option active but it doesn’t really do what it’s supposed to (at least compared to the behavior I expect by the wording of the settings option). It locks a few values as MarcoE also confirmed in this thread, but I still can move faders, panorama and so on. And in Mixer view, I can still only scroll while hovering over the scrollbar at the bottom of the window. So this seems to be either a bug or the description of the settings option is not very precise.
To clarify my expectations after reading the Cubase 13 manual: I assume that it is supposed to behave the same way Pro Tools does in the Mixer window which means I can hold down a modifier key (Shift in Pro Tools, probably CMD in Cubase) and scroll horizontally without changing any values that happen to be under the curser. Also, I expected to be able to scroll with the cursor positioned anywhere in the Mixer window, not only while hovering over the scrollbar.
Thanks for the clarification, Martin. It would be helpful though if you could add this information to the manual; right now the description is rather unclear.
I still hope that the feature will be properly implemented in a future version because the way it currently works is quite incoherent. From a user’s perspective it shouldn’t be necessary to have to remember which values are locked and which aren’t. It should do exactly what the description says: Prevent all parameters from being changed while using the mouse wheel which will then be exclusively used for scrolling.
on my system it only disables the movement of values on the “tabs” eg: sends, channel strip, eq, but not the faders ,pan etc…
i also prefer to disable all values movement from mouse wheel, including faders and all, and use a key modifier and mouse wheel to adjust the values
I asked myself the same. Makes no sense at all from a conceptual point of view so the only explanation I have that it has to do with the way the whole scrolling logic is implemented in Cubase and that it would be a pain code-wise to completely rebuild it. So they came up with some sort of a compromise that isn’t really helpful.
I mean, the main concern usually is the fader area. Of course I want to have the others parameters locked as well but I could live with a solution that locks everything in the faders area. But the opposite is the case.
I already tagged this post as a feature request, you can vote here. But this topic has actually been around as a feature request for years and also showed up in the list of the most-wished features. So I am not too optimistic…
the funny (sad) thing is, I actively avoid using the MixConsole window for this exact reason. it gives me anxiety thinking I might inadvertently mess up a control on a track I’m not actually even listening to because I’m trying to scroll around—only to realize it later on, after I’ve done a bunch of other stuff.
man, I love Cubase, but the scroll wheel behavior is about as dumb as it gets.