I work a lot on both Cubase and Ableton. I know both DAWs very well but I find that I work much faster in Ableton (at least to start songs) because I have the browser panel on the left always open where I can simply drag any instrument, effect or sample onto a track or even automatically create a new track by just double clicking or dragging an instrument into an empty space.
I really love Cubase but one of the things that annoys me is the process to add instruments or effects. It just feels like too many clicks and windows and that it hinders my creative momentum, especially when I want to get my ideas down fast.
What is the fastest way to create instruments (not track presets) or add effects onto tracks that you guys know of?