I don’t have Cubase so I wonder how this is really different from AudioSuite in Pro Tools?
Superclips can be nice sometime for broader processing but more often, I want to do Direct Offline Processing with a plugin that never gets inserted in the playback chain in the first place. Sometimes these are high CPU plugins like a reverb or RX module.
In the past I’ve experimented with sectioning off part of a clip that needs special processing and adding the plugins but to be honest, I’ve had issues with not smooth playback in the transition section, and I’ve even had rendering problems where the crossfade is. One time a section needed a little reverb for some reason but when I rendered the montage to a new file, there was a dropout at the crossfaded section so I had to do it in Pro Tools and then bring the new file back to the Wavelab montage.
Sometimes we also want to process sections so small and frequent that adding a plugin for every case is not practical.
Because of all this, Direct Offline Processing would be a major improvement. I would like to see it in both the montage directly and also for audio files.
In the montage, some kind of easier playlist management would be nice for going back to the original state, or trying alternate ideas if needed.
In the audio file, some kind of way to select an area and “revert to original state” would be welcomed. Sometimes you do a lot of work on a file but then you realize that early on you did something you don’t like. It would be great to keep all your other work but restore and redo an earlier section.