Multitrack Free Warp



Hello all.

I have a question for Steinberg. What is the point in having the audio warp option in the multitrack quantize panel if the audio your warping doesn’t stay phase coherent? Its useless no?

It’s all about work flow. Less clicking and scrolling. Instead of being able to add pictures to a track I think it would be in their best interest to finally implement Phase Coherent Multitrack Free Warping! Come on Steinberg!

Any thought people? Lets keep this one going! :exclamation:

Multitrack warp works fluently with auto drums quantize panel, so algo is there, where is the problem???
Why still not possible to warp manually two tracks in sync??

+1. Most every major DAW can free warp multiple tacks. They’ve had this bread-and-butter feature for years.

Working in my studio, clients often ask why we can’t free warp like they can with their own DAWs at home (Pro Tools, etc). It’s awkward, to say the least. I suspect I’ve lost at least a couple follow-up jobs because of this perplexing omission in Cubase’s otherwise excellent feature set.

Frankly, multitrack free warp is almost a “classic” function of a DAW at this point. It long ago stopped being sexy or trendy; it’s just something people use DAWs for these days. Users/clients have a right to expect it, and are surprised when I say I can’t do it (“Are you sure it’s not in there? Can you check again?”).

This needs to be remedied. It’s like we’re missing a screwdriver.

(Respectfully submitted. I love most of what Cubase offers.)

10.5 is out and I didn’t read anything about multitrack free warp…
:frowning: :frowning: :frowning:

That will be 11




Yes, please.


Same thread, two years on and still no news on this. Dear Steinberg, if you don’t intend doing something about this long-standing feature request, please make that fact known to the user community. If however, you have a plan, then please do make that known to us, so we can relax and wait. Thankyou.

Yup I am not seeing this ability in 10.2.20 yet either? You should be able to at least copy the data from one channel to another somehow right?
Is there something we are all missing? Audio Alignment Panel? Merge to Multi Channel?
This seems maybe getting close. Typically it’s a Cubase doc ref I found
but it’s the same in Nuendo 10.
Anyway in a quick test that seems to be broken and not working as you might expect either.

Audio Alignment Panel says you must bounce the reference first. Alas that doesn’t seem to really work either, but kind of depending on if they are top and bottom mics in my example. So that might kind of work in some situations? Not ideal with that bounce needed.

I tried to copy the aligned one back into a pre-bounced project save and it was kind of an average? I bounced that and it pasted okay. So that’s another half baked lame attempt to figure out “What were they thinking?!”.

It’s times like this you think I will use another program to do that and re-import them but that’s super lame too.

This inability to react in a timely fashion is screaming “Open Source” to me.
That’s when I start thinking if only there was a code plugin system? Then maybe one could have a free open source way to make fixes to ‘their’ program by having other tools to replace these failing components or something. Alas it’s a desperate thought that would have it’s own set of problems.

I’ll keep wasting time thinking I am the fool but I think you know who has dropped the ball here. It seems like it should be a super simple thing to fix. Add data copy & paste to channels, Replace audio (editable copy/duplicate channel and then replace audio it’s done in video editors that way), fix the Group Edit functionality to work on both the same as it seems they intended. [I am thinking to file that last Group Edit notion as a bug, and then maybe that approach will be an easier pill for the developers to swallow.]


the one thing that can i think of to wrap multiple tracks with phase coherence in cubase is to convert several audio tracks to multichannel,wrap then bounce then convert the multichannel track back to mono. well thats a workaround that works with limited track number

+1 This would be a very useful feature! Would love to have this feature in my work flow! Imagine being able to group your drum tracks together and FREE WARP them to be really tight!

yes, very useful and mentioned A LOT in the past years as a feature request, and implemented in almost every other major DAW on the market for quite some time!

It’s like a text processing program that is not able to mark and edit all the same words in a text.
But you are able to configure the color of the buttons to navigate…:wink:

For this I already made the switch to Studio One. To use a workaround or to switch just for the editing to another DAW was much too complicated.
This feature is asked for since years…(or decades?) and was never implemented :frowning:.

In contrast, Dorico (Steinberg) is in steady contact to their customer and is realizing most of the wishes. You can not realize all wishes but you can then communicate with customer about which feature has priority or which feature will never be implemented. In the polls for cubase from Steinberg “Multitrack Free Warp” was at least in the top 10 for several polls. And? I think the polls are just marketing and will never reach the developer team.

i can agree IMO that steinberg really missed some important “deal breaker” features that users needed and other DAWs already implemented over the years
Multitrack Free warp and audio warp on the project window level is one of them.


Was just re-reading a 2013 post of mine (Cubase 7 era), where I referenced the wait for this feature.

So here’s a post from last year, which sums up my feelings. Thank you Steinberg for all you do, especially in these crazy days! (and may I say again–we want multitrack warp features in the next Cubase… it’s been a long vigil, and many of us will be so thankful):