Earlier today, while editing a Cubase Pro 8 project, I found myself looking at Cubase behavior I’ve never seen before.
The project consists of nothing but a couple of dozen voice recordings, AIF files strung together end-to-end. It’s an audiobook project. I’m going through and cleaning out the fluffs and fumbles.
What I suddenly saw was that each audio event had a thin line at the top and bottom, and that when I resized the event, the waveforms were not affected. If I made the event longer, each waveform was then enclosed in a box of thin lines.
The attached screenshot shows the look of the thing.
I pushed the panic button, exited the project without saving it, and loaded the most recent backup. Everything was then back to normal. I only lost a few minutes work.
What sort of mode or tool had I gotten myself into, and how would I have gotten out of it? I do lots of things on the keyboard, and often very quickly, so it’s quite likely that I hit some key combination I didn’t intend and don’t know about.
Any hints would be much appreciated!