I tried googling for this stuff, but it tends to come up with Cubase 4 answers from 15 years ago… Kind of ridiculous.
I used to compose in Guitar Pro before going to DAW, but my files got complex enough where the memory leakage would trigger error messages after only five minutes of being open. I tried using Sonar to compose, but their staff view is pathetically buggy. Piano roll is ok, but it’s slower to work with for me. I bought Cubase because it sounds like the only DAW with viable staff editing right now. My ideal DAW is basically Cubase hosting Guitar Pro (without the crashing) in a tab, and thus I’m looking for ways to make Cubase’s staff view behave like Guitar Pro, where possible.
1: Is there a way to disable automatic rests completing measures? Obviously they’re there, but I don’t want to look at them while I’m entering notes. In fact, if I could get rid of the rests BETWEEN notes during placement as well, that’d be great. I’d rather have notes always go directly after the previous entry and manually place rests where needed, so I don’t miss note placements and have to drag them horizontally.
2: Can I assign keys to increase or decrease the note length of a highlighted note by one unit, eg from 1/8 to 1/4 or 1/8 to 1/16, like Guitar Pro? I prefer this to assigning and memorizing a bunch of keys for each note value. Rather just have + and - make notes shorter and longer.
3: What are the “one up” and “one down” keybinds? I thought they would do what nudge up and down do. Can’t seem to find any info, even in the manual.
4: Is there a guitar tab option? I’m not a noob, I just can identify intervals faster on a fretboard than a staff.