Not sure if this is a happy coincidence or a bug that Steinberg will remove - but it looks like you can do multi-track audio warp quantising in addition to the advertised multi-track event quantising. I can’t find any explicit reference to this capability in the manual but it seems to work. I went through the usual multi-track quantise process, ie:
- Put the multi-tracks into a folder.
- Enable group edit on the folder.
- Invoke Sample Edit on each relevant track and adjust hitpoints.
- Make sure all the tracks in the folder are selected.
- Invoke the Quantise dialog and setup the track priorities and quantise parameters as usual.
At this point you would Slice and poke the Quantise button, instead of doing this just invoke Edit->Advanced->Audio Warp Quantize and you’ll see the hitpoints on all tracks warp to their quantised positions - no slicing required! I’ve tried this on multi-track drums and guitar (ie DI + Amp mic). Not listened closely to the drum tracks to see if they phase but the guitar tracks seem pretty good - no warping artifacts.
This capability is a big deal for me - I’ve recently migrated to Cubase 6 from Sonar because as much as I like the latter after countless releases Cakewalk still can’t get Audiosnap to work. Now if Steinberg can just make free warping of single and multiple tracks in the track view to make alignment easier a reality I’ll be even happier.