I’ve been really struggling with migrating from Sonar to Cubase. I flit between the two on a daily basis in a seemingly never-ending quest to find a workflow that works for me. I’m using a Euphonix MC Mix to control midi cc data via Quick Controls.
My latest idea is to try using Edit In Place. The theory goes that I could dispense with the key editor completely, and use EIP instead. The main advantage is that the automation data will then appear right below the midi notes, making editing much easier. The Euphonix cannot successfully merge data with a keyboard’s CC information and treat it as midi cc - merging only works when Automation Data is selected in CC Automation Setup, not midi part, hence exploring EIP as a possible solution. The other advantage of automation lanes is that the Euphonix always chases perfectly.
One thing I like with EIP is that I can set a normal track height (I like v narrow) and when clicking on EIP it can default to a massively expanded track - this is great. However, what I’d REALLY like is a way to make only one EIP expand at a time, to stop 29 massively expanded tracks cluttering up the track view as I’m flying around and forgetting to close them. In the absence of that, a “close all EIP” command would be a great help. I see I can close all selected EIPs but that doesn’t help too much, since most of all of the open tracks wouldn’t be on selected tracks. I guess one solution would be a “select all tracks / close selected EIPs” macro, but I can’t seem to find “select all tracks”?
Another thing that would amazingly useful is EIP is activated if you click on a clip. Again, the ideal would be that each clip exclusively activates EIP, so when you click one on a different track, EIP closes on the original track and opens on the new.
Hopefully someone can follow what I’m trying to do, and either point me in the right direction or suggest an alternative way of doing something similar. Huge thanks.