It’s been a long long way. After years of looking for a new DAW, since Cubase 9.5 added the Grid Zoom feature along with In-Place Midi Editing, I decided to give it a go.
I’m fluent in FL Studio 12 (with its superb Vector UI), tried my best to wrap my mind around Live 10 without success, switching to Mac just to try Logic Pro, and finally returning to Windows 10 with Cubase Pro 9.5… I think I found most of what I used to love in Sony (Magix) Acid Pro 7.
I still need some time to adapt to this new DAW. Seems like the UI is now pretty logical (reminds me of Sonar with some Live’s typical rounded corners).
So far I just have these few questions:
- 2 Windows?
Why does Cubase (for Windows) opens in a Main Window (the Application) and then opens a new Window for the Project? I understand the need of a Main Window and a Project Window, but why not merge both in an elegant way like Studio One or even Photoshop CC did? It’s a little annoying to always enlarge / close 2 times when opening / closing the software.
- Drawing empty clips
When I drag and drop, let’s say a Snare (.wav file), and then use the Draw tool to paint it somewhere else, why does it draw an empty clip instead of the actual wave I’m using?
- Mixer: Track Fx Chain Behavior
I loved the way FL Studio handles on a right panel all the FX for a selected mixer track, with a dozen slots to create, move around, replace any Fx in the FX Chain. How can I do the same with the same speed in Cubase?
-32 Bit VSTFx / VSTi + DirectX Plugins
- How come Cubase doesn’t integrate JBridge like FLStudio did when it went x64? Do I have to buy a JBridge license to make it happen or does Cubase has its proprietary 32-to-64 bridging seamlessly integrated somewhere?
- Not mandatory, but what should I do with my DirectX plugins? I have this Timeworks 4020L reverb with tons of custom presets, and a couple other Audio FX that are very old yet unique…
- Zooming Vertically with the Mouswheel
CTRL+Mousewheel zoom is great, but how can I Zoom-in Vertically on the Sequencer or in the In-Place Midi Editor with my Mousewheel? Whether I press CTRL+SHIFT or CTRL+ALT while Mouswheeling… Nothing happens (à la “FL Studio”). What’s the workaround?
Thank you so much for your replies (if I get any)
Cheers from L.A.