I spent my 1st full day working entirely in Nuendo 8.1.10. I’m in pre-production on an orchestral piece I’m doing for a Romantic Trailer. As I’m basically in song construction mode, all I’m using is the MIDI section right now. The 2 things that drove me crazy were 1) getting used to the new “Edit In Place” Zone (not a fan) and 2) the calibration of the cursor (REALLY NOT A FAN)!
Trying to do the simplest thing, like moving a track to a specific place in the project window was a real PITA! The movement was always so extreme. I need it to move a half inch up and it would go 12 inches! It was a lot worse editing the MIDI data. I’d want to back up to the beginning of measure 17 and it would jump back to measure 2! There is no finesse at all in the calibration between the trackball and the execution. Is there something I have to set to get it to make small subtle moves, like in N7?
As for the Edit Zone, that thing is cumbersome as hell! In N7, I’d have several tracks open in edit mode. I could see several lines at once and I could move data quickly and easily between various tracks. But with this Zone method, I can only see the track I’m working on and when I copy and paste parts, I have to open and close each track to move the notes. This is NOT efficient at all. It actually makes the process much more tedious than it needs to be!
Based on this first impression of really getting into N8, I’m inclined to do my programming in N7 and JUST MIX in N8. I would really prefer not having to work that way. Splitting a project between iterations opens up a plethora of possible errors, going back and forth between 7 & 8. Anybody got any work-arounds for dealing with the MIDI editing? I really need access to multiple lines at once to be efficient in this stage of production.