It is apparent Steinberg could give a crap about the Mac community….so I figure this is as good a place as any to start this nonsense up again.
Yes…here in the Lounge, The ultimate Cornfield. The place where anything that offends Steinberg gets sent to die, out of sight from the general public. If anyone is wondering about the meaning of The Cornfield™…I suggest reading this and move on:
Here’s the thing……I keep seeing this over and over. People keep saying “get over it…if you want to post something Mac-specific, type [Mac] into the thread title”.
Some would say: fair enough. I say: get bent.
Mac users should do this because we’re in the minority? The whole point of this little social experiment is that it’s supposed to be about the program not the platform. Well, if it’s supposed to be that democratic, I say: let everyone share the burden. Why not suggest that little nugget to all the PC users? Get them to type [PC] into all their thread titles and see how much traction that gets.
But this is not what I really want to discuss. What I want to talk about is all the stuff the boys in Hamburg have ripped out of the program intentionally or otherwise and unceremoniously buried in The Cornfield™.
MIDI Lane behavior seems a good place to start. I’ve been reading the responses from the Mod (who is obviously the programmer behind this travesty) trying to figure out why the new “feature” is hated by a clear majority of users…and users in both camps, I might add.
To me, the problem really boils down to what people expect to happen when you initially use the scissors tool. Snip a lane….and you expect only that lane to take on the cut….not the whole @#$%& vertical line of lanes. In the world of ergonomic design, it’s called Mapping. A simple example of mapping is the steering wheel in your car. Turn it to the left, the car goes left……not right.
One snip=one lane cut is the way it should have been implemented. Anything else should have been relegated to the scissors tool plus mod keys for additional behaviors. And a detailed explanation should have been included in the manual.
I swear to God…my eyes almost watered reading the Draconian methodology to get this simple primary and expected function to happen. What ever happened to elegance and simplicity in this program? Oh right….it’s over there somewhere in the North 40.
And speaking of cross-platformed Cornfield subjects……has anyone been paying attention to the Midex thread in the Hardware forum? It would appear owners using Windows 7, now find themselves in the same predicament we Mac owners found ourselves in 4 years ago. Now, everyone has been equally screwed over.
Grab a shovel and I’ll show you where you can bury them.