Ideas for Cubase 9

ability to have more than one file in a stereo track(or more for multi tracks and surround)
for example keyboard pads recorded to 2 mono files (left and right), i want them to be on one audio stereo track,instead of routing them to stereo group channel to process it there, or export them to one stereo file and bring them back to cubase.

and of course the mono->stereo and vice versa button on channels

Merge the Strip and Inserts sections, to allow the user to place third-party VST2 and VST3 plug-ins in the signal path in between Strip plug-ins. I like the idea of the Strip but I almost NEVER use it, because any third-party plug-ins have to go before it in the signal chain.

Similarly, please allow me to make the bundled EQ post-gain and pre-inserts!

And please allow the inclusion of any third-party VST3 plug-in as an option in the Rack, with assignable ‘minimal’ control set in a cut-down generic GUI. Eg allow me to use UAD Studer or Slate VTM in the Saturation section, and to assign any parameters to, say, four knobs, along with in and out metering for the plug-in.

This would be amazing. Please, Steinberg? :smiley:

I have submitted an idea for sampler track - maybe it should have been in this thread

https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=228&t=92453

+1

Always wanted to be able to do this in the pitch shift window, eg. for easy tape start/stop processing.

Expression Maps Setup
search function for this list and or list them alphabetically please.

From the load channel preset menu. copy and paste please

Supply a Purge project track(s) function, in Visibility Tab, to optionally purge all sample headers (except for the ones used for the track notes playback)_ for all nominated tracks - - i.e. except the tracks that you nominate.

Currently we can only do this in some VSTs, and it’s way too easy to miss especially in Huge templates.

This would save huge amounts of RAM

Add MusicXML Import / Export to the Artist version. It seems to be missing now.

I would like to see folder tracks work the same in the mix window,where a click would open up the folder tracks inside.Also an option to add a group or VCA fader to this. Also the ability to monitor live and listen to an already recorded track at the same time while tracking.

My beta tester friends say you are getting this in 9

This is definitely cool, but even as a fairly new user, what I really want is for Cubase to be upgraded and fixed in these key ways:

Have your beta tester friends said anything about a ASIO engine overhaul (for more competitive CPU usage, which is what I miss most from my Pro Tools days), bezier curves, and fixes/refinements of general GUI problems and inconsistencies that have been around in some cases for years (from what I’ve read here!)? :smiley:

I would really love to be able to drag and drop audio files straight from my browser, into my project. That would be amazing. Please :slight_smile:

Kind of off topic but I noticed that a certain retailer is offering a grace period update to Cubase 9. That makes me think it will be coming out fairly soon.

Does anyone have an idea of the release date?

How about letting us show first volume automation lane on top of the audio file instead of having to have a separate lane open just to mix volumes?

Been requesting this for years…S1, Logic, DP all allow this…c’mon folks, this is an easy one.

Here is my wishlist:

Undo and redo for mixconsole
Render in place mono
64 bit processor support
No more group and FX channels, just buses
Improve variaudio
Always on top for all windows
Record a track from another track (print)
To be able to change the plugin names
A gain knob after equalizer
To be able to change track control settings of all types of tracks
Create a panel for linked channels and throw away that stuff over pan control!
A smaller pan control: C over control
Recording loop selection on consecutive tracks (ideal for back vocals)
Fullscreen for mixconsole and project window
A more fit GUI (the font of name of tracks is too thick)
Support Apple lossless
Phase meter in Control Room (now please)
Mono button for stereo tracks
Mono button for Control Room
To be able to filter mediabay by attribute in rack
All pass filters after channel inserts

I am waiting a big release in December! Cheers.

  1. Dockable transport section at the bottom of the project window.
  2. Option to replace channel eq with 3rd party plug-in.
  3. Possibility to reorder mixer channels freely.
  4. Option to have midi tracks keep their target vst rack slot when switching between different vst instruments.
  5. Alias names for VST plug-ins.
  6. Ableton link.

In order of importance:

Automation overhaul

  1. Bezier curves for automation, properly implemented like in FL Studio (tension points, multiple shapes)
  2. Sample accurate automation

Window handling
3. [Windows] No white flash when opening a new window (Hack: Hide the window until it is drawn)
4. Horizontal + vertical docking like in Wavelab

That’s a great idea. Although I’d rather just be able to drag and edit the curve of the fade like you can with just about every other DAW. Crossfade editors are nice and all. Manually editing the crossfade is better IMHO.

But for a compromise to your point, do you have a key command assigned to the fade editor? It’ll work for the crossfade editor as well. It’s an extra click or two to close the current fade editor before selecting a new event and reopening the fade editor, but it’s not really that bad.

SENDS - It would be nice to have a optional skin for the “Sends” section in the Inspector View, Edit Track View & Mixer. Instead of sliders it would be nice to have Knobs.

Again for the Sends section, some kind of GUI for Pre & Post Fader instead of it being hidden in right click menu would be nice.

MIDI Event Editor (Piano Roll) - have temporary position locators that follow mouse selection to help with quicker copy & pasting of desired sections in desired intervals like in Ableton.

MONO Tracks - a pre-setup mono bus routing should come as default so the user has a option in inputs and outputs, even better have a mono button on tracks if possible.

Automation - Curved automation without needing to use the parabola tool

Inserts- Allow more than 8 inserts per track

The rest is stability & GUI polish.