Drag 'n' Drop to MediaBay

I’m really after getting an improved workflow in Cubase.

What I want to do is to drag and drop parts from the arrange window into the media bay, so I can recall them later, between projects and in the current project.

The Arranger is so limited and I am trying to avoid a move to Live for the session view.

Does Cubase allow drag dropping to media bay for midi parts (or even dropping to the desktop) ?

Anyone?

it was possible in Cubase 8. After 8.5 (i guess) this feature was removed. No one doesn’t know why Steinberg remove this great feature

But would that be a smart thing ?
If I drag a part to the mediabay (and it worked like you want) all that is happening is that the media is added to the database. Media type, meta data and file location.
I don’t know about you, but I move my projects all the time, these files would then be missing, and any newer projects that require these files would not work anymore.
Would it not be a lot safer to export that media to a folder, and enable that folder in mediabay.
If mediabay could do this on its own (copy the used audio/midi files to a User Folder) then it would be a great way of creating you own library.

sure would. for ex: bounce midi to audio for remix pack or sample pack, and its eeasy to make new folder in media bay and copy all bounce’s to folder.

I sure would like MediaBay to get an overhaul, focusing on work flow and be a little smarter.
And I’m not tanking about new graphics :slight_smile:

Yep. It was there in 8 and then removed. Even midi loops could be saved, like having a db of music sketches.

Agreed.

Yes ans this is what I want. A collection of parts further this could be implemented, intuitively, so that we can drag to folders/sections within MediaBay thereby making organisation and later recall a breeze?

Hm not sure if I’d say safer. It’s about workflow, the steps ‘select > save as’ for each part breaks flow when I’d much prefer to stay within the arrange window. Sort of like Stuio One or Ableton.

Seriously?

:open_mouth:

Dropping to the desktop or to any Windows folders works fine.

Wish it did but not for me :frowning:

Well post some sort of info and maybe someone can tell you why that is.

Thanks but it wasn’t a request for help on this point, but a response to your question. I’ve been through some of the tweaks needed listed in a separate post and it just doesn’t work.

https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=102937

But why?

If you’re asking why it was removed, I honestly do not know.

:cry:

Does Cubase 9 or 9.5 finally re-allow drag and drop midi files from desktop OR media bay into arrangement window?

nope

:cry: