I am a newby in Cubase, but I’ve been using Cakewalk Sonar for 20 years.
One thing I’m really missing: the loop preview in the media browser of the Right Zone.
Currently I can pitch shift or adapt to scale after importing a musical loop to the project, but this is not useful. I have thousands loops and I should quicky pre-listen one after the other in a long list then select and import.
A modern way of pre-listening would be having options in the media browser not only for time adaption to the project tempo, but also pitch.
The options I would like to see as a pre-view are:
- leave pitch as original loop (at project tempo)
- adapt to project key by pitch shifting (at project tempo)
- adapt to project key by shift-to-nearest_scale-key (at project tempo)
Cubase has currently 1, Sonar 1+2, specialized software (es. Melodyne, Elastik) have 1+2+3.
3 requires a fundamental change in Cubase, that is, one should not only set the project key (e.g. C, C#…) but also the musical scale, at least maj, min (e.g. E min, G maj)
Is any other interested in this feature? Am I wrong? (I mean, do you know a way to preview loops at project key?)