With the ability to activate user key command presets in Cubase with a key command, this could make Cubase very very powerful. Together with more user preset options.
Users could create 1-8 Eq and compressor FX chain presets for Snares, F1 would activate the key command preset called ‘Snare Compressors’. Now these can be activated simply with the 1-8 on your keyboard.
Users could create 1-8 Eq and compressor FX chain presets for Kicks, F2 would activate the key command preset called ‘Kick Compressors’. Now these can be activated simply with the 1-8 on your keyboard.
For me, the main thing is that it would allow a completely different keyboard layout just for scoring.For another, it would be a whole keyboard for the arranger. For another it would be a whole keyboard just for automation. Or visibility agents. Or MACROS. Or PLE scripts. Without cramping our hands Alt+Shift+Ctrl+6(?) was it?
If I have made Ctrl+F2 my scoring preset, it’s easy to remember that “s” is a slur, and “*” a staccato, and “/” an accent and so on. Maybe length quantize values now live on the keypad. If Ctrl+F3 is my arranger, it’s easy to remember that 1 to 0 and q to p are the 20 chains.
All without running out of keyboard, or cramping our hands. It’ a pretty obvious thing to ask actually. I use AHK to do it at the moment, but having it in Cubase would be most elegant.