In my opinion there are a bunch of default preferences that should be changed to become the new default preferences standard.
It feels like the current default preferences out of the box are not optimised for the user, and there are some other things that baffle me as to why they are not enabled or disabled by default.
Heres a list of changes I would like Steinberg to consider changing:
File -> Preferences…
Editing / Audio:
u Convert and copy to project if needed[/u] - This should be enabled, Importing audio files with different sample rates compared to the Project can cause confusion for users as there is timing issues.
u Automatic Hitpoint detection[/u] - This should be Disabled as it puts more load on performance and is not needed 90% of the time due to manual cutting or hitpoint editing.
Editing / Project & Mix Console:
u Enable Record on Selected Tracks[/u] - When this is enabled, selecting a different track will cause the previously armed track to disarm and arm record the new selected track, this is not a desirable behaviour, this does not happen when Disabled, this should be Disabled by default.
Editing / Tools:
u Pop Up Toolbar on Right Click[/u] - This default setting shows less options compared to when it is Disabled, When disabled it shows all of the Toolbar Tools plus all of the additional main menus, this is much more useful to the user.
u Show Overlaps[/u] - This should be set to Always by default
u Default Track Name Width[/u] - This should Change from 110 to maximum 200, most of us are using 1080p minimum, Screen real estate should not be limited by default for noobs with 480p in 4:3 ratio monitors
u Colorize Track Controls[/u] - The Intensity slider should be increased a little bit
u Auto Save Interval[/u] - This feature can cause instability (crashes, BSODs, glitches etc) this should be disabled by default.
u Run Setup on Create New Project[/u] - This should be enabled by default !
u Maximum items in Results list[/u] - This should be increased from the default of 1000 to 10,000
MIDI / MIDI File:
u Import Options[/u] - Change Destination from Halion Sonic SE to MIDI Tracks. If people want to use MIDI in Halion Sonic SE they will do so separately, theres no need to force your products onto the user.
VST / Plugins:
u Sort Plug-ins Menu by Vendor[/u] - Its probably better to have this Enabled by default, its alot cleaner and less confusing for the user.
Together we can make Cubase great again.
As audio workers we need rock solid stability, performance and optimisation before we need new additional features.
Im very worried that way too much resources are being spent on this new stupid VST Connect and Cloud storage crap that we do not need, there are tonnes of performance, functionality and optimisations that need to be prioritised much higher than all that other crap.
No one cares about trying to keep up with Dropbox or Splice or whatever…we want to make music and have fun doing so while having confidence in our tools.
Thanks for listening