Hi there! I’m a Reaper user contemplating moving to Cubase completely (UI, scoring, better midi, track versions, better track/project management, video thumbnail, etc). I bought C7.5/8 last year but didn’t have time to learn it. Now that I’m trying to move to Cubase I suppose there will be a huge learning curve. Hope you guys can put up with my questions.
Are the following possible? (I know every ex-DAW user wants to fit their workflow to the new DAW, but please bear with me):
1). Click anywhere on a clip/anywhere in midi editor and have the mouse locate to that position. I’ve configured it to locate to an empty space but I’d like to locate within a clip too. This is huge for me. I saw http://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=181&t=63450 but it doesn’t show how to do it.
2). Open item in external editor - I use this to open clips in Melodyne from Reaper and quite used to this flow. VariAudio might be great but I’m faster in Melodyne so hoping this is possible in some manner?
3). How do I swipe mute/solo tracks - instead of selecting tracks in Reaper I’d just click on solo then swipe the mouse down and all those tracks will be solo’ed.
4). Shrink mixer channels - they occupy too much space - anyway to make them smaller and stack vertically (instead of just horizontally)?
5). How do I use my horizontal scroll wheel/special mouse buttons? They show up in Reaper but in Cubase I can’t find them. I have a Logitech MX.
What are your thoughts? Is it worth going through the learning curve to move to Cubase or should I stick with the ol’ geezer? Love the look and feel of Cubase and ideally would like to ramp up in a week (took me a few years with Reaper but Cubase looks way less cluttered and more functional).