Inspector 'Pin' not working for Instrument Tracks

When I try to ‘pin’ the Fader tab so it stays open, it doesn’t work for instrument tracks.

It works as it should for audio tracks.

After a search I noticed similar posts from almost a year ago, but it was meant to be fixed. I’m on the latest Cubase (8.5.15) and Mac OS 10.11.3.

Anyone else having issues?

Is all good here, working as it should. Have you tried resetting Cubase? It should fix strange behaviours.
+ + (Mac OS X) as soon as the start screen appears.

Hey AP.

I’m afraid that hasn’t worked either. It’s reasonably fresh install of Cubase too, only a month old.

Something else to add to my list of annoyances I guess!

You don’t have to tolerate this. I suggest contacting your local Steinberg tech support by creating a ticket in your my Steinberg account. This forum is not the best place to solve issues. Good luck…

Actually the forum is the best place to solve these tiny issues.
Contacting support should be the last resort.

How are you helping? In my experience I got replies within 24 hours. There’s also phone support.

I can confirm this.

When reporting a problem a repro works best, to make sure that the people who check your problem to the exact same thing you did to reproduce. I will bet that that didn’t happen here– I mean that people tried stuff, but not the exact thing the OP did.

Here’s a Repro:

  1. Create an Instrument track and load a VSTi on it.
  2. Click on the Instrument Tab
  3. Right-click on one of the tabs that appeared and select Setup…(I used the Audio Fader tab)
  4. In the dialog that opens click in the pin column for the items you want to pin
  5. Hit okay

Here none of the tabs get pinned.

In terms of support response times and ways to contact , it depends on where you are in the world. The US has a separate support team from the EU countries, and there a many countries in the world where Yamaha/Steinberg do not have official support, and people are referred to some local support which might be a retailer.

EU folks can call SB direct, in the US you cannot.

So for someone in countries without Steinberg or Yamaha Cubase tech support, the forum really is the best way to get answers.

If you have an problem or or a feature request sending it to the tech support team i not a bad idea. Especially since those communications are logged, whereas the forum is a more casual affair.

Apologies for the late reply.

Thanks for checking and confirming that Steve, I’ll drop Steinberg a line.

Can confirm, pins don’t work for instrument tracks…
Recently bought Cubase 10 Pro and keep running into small irritations like this one ever since.

Did you get a reply from the support team?

I received a reply a few weeks later, which answered a completely different question. So I gave up.

This is STILL an issue on Cubase 10!!!
Works on audio but NOT on INST or MIDI tracks.

The answer given it to hold ‘ctrl’ to have it work as a pin but imo that’s not a feature. It’s a broken feature and an issue that should be fixed.
4 years running? c’mon …

Update…Cubase 11 and it STILL exists.

May 2021, Cubase 11.0.20 and this is still not fixed. AMAZING!

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