I have been using Logic for nearly 22 years, since it was Notator Logic on the Atari 1040.
I recently decided (due to many conversations with colleagues and my own research) that I need to switch sequencers and so here I am.
I am having some minor issues making the switch. I do realize that 22 years of doing something one way does not make it easy or quick to change operating procedures and for the most part I have been able to get Cubase to behave the way I want it to, usually by assigning the same key commands to the same operations.
While I do have a long list of other questions, there is one thing that is driving me crazy and really slowing down my workflow to the point that it’s taking me 40% longer to finish projects. I plan to keep updating this thread with questions ( after doing thorough research first to find the answers myself ) but I am desperate to find out if this one thing is possible.
In Logic on a Mac, in all windows, there is a modifier key that switches the tool to the zoom tool as long as the modifier is held down. So when I hold down “control” & “option” I get the zoom tool, lasso the area to zoom in on and BAM I’m there. I let go the modifier and the tool returns to what was originally selected. When I want to zoom out I hold the same modifier down and click once and instantly zoom out to the previous zoom level. I use this so much that there is no need for any other zoom things for me to think about. It is so fast and accurate that I rely on it heavily in everything I do in every window.
I have tried to find a similar key command in Cubase but I can’t seem to find it. Does it exist? I know that pressing 6 gives me the zoom tool but then I have to let it go, make the zoom, then press the 1 key to get back to the arrow tool. I’m finding it hard to make the switch!! It’s just so much faster the way it works in Logic.
Any help with this is most appreciated. It’s keeping me from making the switch in totality.
Thanks for your time.