Since Cubase 9, you can show Key Editor in the Project window. What is kind of help.
But, actually to show the track list in the Key Editor wouldn’t help. It seems, the Key Editor is track-based in SONAR. But in Cubase, it’s event-based. So to be able to show a MIDI data in the editor, you have to select the MIDI Event, not the MIDI/Instrument Track. So the list of the track wouldn’t help you to select, what data do you want to show, in the editor (what is your wanted use-case, I expect). You would need the list of the MIDI Events.
Thank you for your reply. I understood that Cubase is event based.
What are the benefits of event-based key editors? To explain the inconvenience I have experienced, it is very difficult to edit dozens of MIDI tracks across each track. I am using the monitor as dual, and I use the key editor on one monitor to input the notes. I am familiar with Sonar’s way, so I make all the MIDI track clips and make a full selection and then load them into the Key Editor.
I often use the event list to select a track provided in the key editor, but if the clip is split within one track, many events of the same name are created in the list, making it almost impossible to select a track within the key editor. So when I have to cut some clips, and glue it back into one big chunk.
Do you have advice for users like me?
It would be really convenient to have a list of MIDI events in the remaining space on the right side of the key editor.
Oh, and the solo button on the upper left of the key editor does not seem to work as I expected. When I press the S key on the key editor, I expect to hear only the sound of the active event, but I hear the whole instrument.
To be honest, I don’t know, what is the advantage of the event-based editors. I have pretty similar setup: Main (big) LCD with the Key Editor open, and using Project window to select, which MIDI part I want to edit, right now. I know the track-based editing from Digital Perfomer, and I have to admit, it has advantages.
Most of my work is in the key editor. It is particularly useful for organizing your various instruments while viewing all the notes in an orchestration at a glance. There is nothing you can not do without a track list. However, as the number of tracks and MIDI events increases, the time to move back and forth between the project window and the key editor increases (soloing or muting each track, etc.), resulting in lower efficiency. Maybe I want to know how people like Hans Zimmer, who manages hundreds of tracks, can efficiently utilize Cubase.
Maybe the project view can be made to easier to use instead of an additional view. You can zoom the track height out to 1 row to see more of your channels. Maybe there’s additional improvements that could be good feature requests.
I realized that even if I selected a track name in the project window, there was no response from the key editor. Is there an option to select all events when selecting a track name?
If not, all I need is a parts list window in the key editor, not a popup list of event parts.
The pop-up list of MIDI parts in the key editor is not only incapable of managing many parts, but also inconvenient.
Unfortunately, this is not possible. But you can assign own Key Command to the Select All on Tracks function. Then you can select the track + press the Key Command. All events of the tracks are selected.