I’m still using MIDI Maestro for live performance because of very easy to configure features for Cue to cue performance with support for vamps, caesuras, fermatas, skips
I’ve just upgraded to Cubase 6 hopping there are now such features directly available. It seems not. However I’m trying to workaround this using markers and macros.
The typical use case is to play a song (classical opera aria) until a marker, stops there - the singer sings his ad libitum cadenza - then on a key command the transport control skips to the next marker where the orchestra restarts after the singers cadenza and plays again until next marker.
Defining a macro with to key commands I have a workaround.
- Locate Next Marker
- Play until Next Marker
But it’s not yet as stable for live use as it is in MIDI Maestro - executing the macro by accident at the wrong in the song then only the to be skipped parts are played insted of what you wanted to have played. Of course I’m sure I will find a better solution - but if someone has already worked on such use cases and has found better solutions yet.
The limitation I see with cubase is that there are only two types of markers, normal markers and cycle markers. Just having other types of markers, for example cue begin ( fermata begin) cue end (marker to continue playing) would make it much easier to have a stable control for such use cases.