Group editing (compiling / editing multiple takes on multiple tracks in a folder at the same time when the ‘Group Edit’ button is enabled) still fails randomly. Once the lanes lose sync with each other it is impossible to regain it, which defeats the entire point of having the feature. It’s frustrating because when it fails halfway through a big session where you have already started using it, it leaves you with a complete mess :-/. This has been a bug since group editing was introduced several versions ago and I’m surprised it still hasn’t been addressed by 9.5. It seemed more stable in 9.0 but that might just be my imagination - it seems to be impossible to predict what will make it fail.
Just to confirm, I’m using it to compile takes from multiple mics on different tracks, all recorded exactly in sync and with no editing prior to clicking the ‘Group Editing’ button (so no ‘tracks are not in sync’ warning after clicking on the Group Edit button). I’ve read in the forums that there can be bugs when using the comp tool to drag a range, but I don’t do this - I just use the split tool (usually over the master take at the top of a track to split all takes at the same point) and the comp tool to select the takes I want. I’ll often drag boundaries of the chosen take and use ‘ctrl+alt’ time shift drag, but these are basic editing features (which work fine until group editing fails) and I don’t see why they should break the group editing feature.
I’d be grateful if anyone could shine a light on possible work-arounds (other than don’t use this feature - I know how to group blocks and it’s a pain in the **s when dealing with lots of takes on lots of tracks). Have Steinberg acknowledged that the feature doesn’t work properly? Are there any plans to fix it?