Logic has this GREAT feature I use all the time for midi orchestration - Select top / bottom notes of a chord.
When I record I often sketch with a piano, right hand melody, left hand chords. Thus the feature in Logic where it will select all top notes (melody) is a real time saver, as I can have all the notes in a lengthy melody in one key command, rather then trying to lasso them all. This is also a nice way to export chord progressions into different parts as well (i.e. copy the 3 note chords part to 3 different strings, like viola, cello, bass; select the bottom notes, delete, repeat = viola part, select top and bottom, leaving the middle = cello, select bottom, invert selection delete = bass.) Very fast, especially when dealing with long sections.
The reason why this works is because you’re not “selecting all notes above C4 for example,” as this form of selection has NOTHING to do with music but is completely arbitrary. (i.e. your melody may contain notes that go below C4, or supporting chords go above C4.) but instead its making the selection based on what was actually recorded, and able to select the top or bottom voices.
Can this be done in Cubase? I have hopes that it can given how powerful it seems to be, but being new I cannot seem to figure it out. Any help in this direction would be appreciated.