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Agreed, OMF import from Sonar is working Ok so far. Just watch the tempo setting and choice of whether you align by timebase or absolute time.

I’m having a successful time too. I’m really liking expression maps and the ability to explode polyphonic material into separate voices. The logical editor is easier to use than Sonar’s cal scripts. These are features we could have only dreamed of in Sonar. Still, mouse actions are still taking time to adjust to.

Same for me, also. And I’m really, really liking Cubase. Getting up to speed is taking way less time than I anticipated, and I’m beginning to feel quite comfortable with the software. This is a great program…

Hello All,

I’m looking for a database of Patch Name Scripts (*.txt files and equivalent to Sonar ‘Instrument Definition’ .ins files) and Device Setup files (.xml) for Cubase Pro. I found several links, but most are broken/out-of-date. Can anyone suggest a link?

Thank you in advance…

Is it possible in Cubase to trim a midi clip by dragging the end of it. I can do that in Sonar, but I can’t seem to do it in Cubase. When I grab the clip by the corner or edge, it moves the whole clip around. I only want shorten the actual clip itself without otherwise moving it.

I know I can highlight a section and delete it – just figured that out tonight – but I’m hoping for a non-destructive way to shorten a clip so I have the option to lengthen it again later, if needed.


should just click drag on the bottom corner

Also, I believe it is alt+shift+left arrow to do that as well, and alt+left arrow to lengthen the front. Check the key commands for the other shortcut combos for changing/moving a MIDI part.

That was the first thing I tried. It shorten’s the clip by collapsing it at the other end, and the notes get pushed along with it.

Another handy one is ctrl+alt will let you shift the midi events inside the part with the mouse pointer.

oh, on the selector tool make sure it is set to normal sizing. You probably have it set to “moves” or “time”

That was it! Thank you very much :slight_smile: I had it set to “sizing moves contents”. Didn’t even notice that I had done that.

Much appreciate the help. And I must say, I am really liking this software…

getting the hang of the various sizing/trimming/moving commands can be fun. But, it makes all the difference. Learning to quickly turn snap on/off and rotate through the various states of the mouse tools becomes second nature. I actually prefer this method to the smart mouse method. I just wish we had more customizable key accelerator combination options for each tool.

Yeah, I was very mixed on the smart mouse approach to things. It had it’s merits, especially when I was starting out and still figuring out what workflow worked best for me, but as my working style evolved and settled into patterns that suited me, I began to want to have more direct control over what my mouse pointer was doing or would do.

quoted for truth … this is it exactly. Smart pointers are great for beginners. They are annoying when you know what you are trying to do.

Hi all, coming out of lurking mode. One thing that has me a little confounded. Why is the audio saving in a untitled folder instead of a folder by the name of the saved song, seems a silly system that could be easily fixed for a MAJOR QOL fix?.



Edit: Solved thanks to Greg Ondo :slight_smile:.

CUT TIME command
There is a command in Sonar that lets you delete the space you’ve just created upon deleting an “event” or “clip” as Sonar calls it, and slides the remaining audio to the left. It looks like that’s the “Cut time” command in Cubase. However, the key command “Cut time” doesn’t appear to do anything. Ideas? It would be good not to have to select the range that the time is in. In Sonar, you hit “D” for delete and a box comes up allowing you to select delete space or not.

Cut time requires a range selection

Hi - Sad Sonar Platinum user here looking to take advantage of the Cubase Pro crossgrade being offered. I’ve gotten to the page where I am to submit my proof of ownership, but Sonar isn’t one of the options in the drop-down. Am I doing something wrong?

Thanks for your help!

  • Jeff