I would like to be able to create a new project without needing to identify a project folder. I often open Cubase to experiment with a new idea or try out a new plugin. Often, these don’t become saved projects. If they do, I can always save them as a project into a specific folder.
The problem with the current method is that my Projects folder becomes loaded with abandoned one-off folders. And, although it’s not significant effort to name a folder at the start, it’s an added barrier to getting straight into the creative process.
The result of this is that I end up often opening up another DAW such as Ableton Live, where it takes me straight into a project screen with no need to create a folder. And of course, there are no extraneous one-off projects crowding up my projects folder.
Logic supports going straight into a project without identifying a location as well. They just require you to create at least one track when it opens. And Studio One allows the user to also go straight into a project. It defaults to a folder name, but if the project is not saved when exiting the program it deletes that folder. Ableton is ideal, where it does not create a folder and does not prompt to create a track. Would love to see something like this for Cubase.