Cubase 6 displays drum tracks (with a drum map) differently now than in previous versions. I thought I could get used to it, but that’s not happening and it’s starting to piss me off.
C6 now shows all of the midi notes in a section on the lane. If you add, say, a cymbal, the display will update and scale to show that midi note in the display. That’s not, in itself, bad. But now the tracks look different from each other; no consistency. If you have an identical chorus part except for one cymbal hit, those two will display quite differently.
I am extremely visually oriented (which is why I work in audio … Wait, what?), and I use my drum tracks as visual references for the parts of the song. I know, there are countless other ways to reference song position, but this is the way I’ve always done it and it has worked beautifully. Until now.
An option to go back to static scaling on the displayed midi drum map parts would save me massive headache! In fact, I don’t really understand what the intended benefit of that change was. It has absolutely no value to me.
I don’t mind getting used to new things, but this one is really annoying, and it’s not getting any better.