thanx for the input.
You are totally right!
It is very important to understand how the whole concept works and it is really bad that Steinberg is not giving us all the information and are trying to sell it as a wonder-tool. It has flaws - for sure. BUT, once you are clear about what it CAN and CAN NOT do for you it is a great help.
One thing to be clear about: Cubase don’t really care what is the NAME of your track, the track name is only for you to look at!!! All the mappings are done by looking at the track NUMBER. This is a very important point but sadly you can’t find a warning in the manual.
So, if your “Guitar” is actually track number 5 and you do all the GR settings and than add a “Bass” before the “Guitar”, all the GR settings will be reffering to track No. 5 - “Bass” since the “Guitar” is Tr.No.6 right now. Same goes if you add FX channels, Groups etc. and the track order/count shifts.
And THAT’s why I use it mostly on already created orchestral templates with tons of tracks, sends and groups. If I am adding new tracks, I make sure those go underneath the tracks I already have. This way all is good and well.
Of course this concept is very Project oriented, that’s the idea. For more allround tasks there are Keycommands.
I think that the key here is to combine GR, Key Commands, Macros and Logical Presets.
You are also right that some commands are simply not working, I’ll keep bugging Steinberg about it.
All in all it is a great feature IMHO and with touch screens popping up in many studios nowadays with the ability to change the whole controller layout, midi commands mappings, colors etc. it is just speeding up the process immensely.
I will agree that it makes no sense for small sessions with few tracks and stuff constantly changing but for a film scoring templates with +400 tracks and some advanced routing it really is the way to go.
For me at least
Of course nobody is forced to use it at all.