This is my first post here but I spend a majority of my time working in and teching for Cubase.
Recently we’ve had an issue with the functionality of the Edit Active Part Only feature in regards to the Solo Editor button. To reproduce, see below:
- create 3 midi tracks attached to sounds
- create 3 regions with midi notes
- open key editor
- choose Solo Editor from the top-left menu
- choose Edit Active Part Only
- Press play
In Cubase 6 and prior, when you did this, you would only be able to edit (or lasso) the active part but you could HEAR both other parts that are not active in the Key Editor.
In Cubase 7, this is not the case. Whatever layer is Active is the one that is soloed and ONLY that layer. If I select a different one of the 3, it will switch to soloing only the newly selected active part.
One only has to repeat these steps across the 2 versions to see/hear the difference in behavior. Is this a bug or is it considered a bug ‘fix’ and the previous condition a bug?
The previous functionality is deeply integrated into our sequencing workflow so it’s a bit frustrating that this is not available in the new version. One only has to think of a scenario such as editing rhythmic (pitched and non pitched) at once inside a larger composition to see how annoying it would be if, each time you wanted to lasso ALL of the bass notes and pitch them without pitching the drums, the drums cease to be heard.
If someone knows what’s going on, I’d really appreciate a reply.
Mac OS X 10.7.5. 3/33 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon, 24 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Cubase 7.0.2 (Build 2107) in 64 bit