First, thank you Steinberg devs for giving me my feature that I’ve been asking for: Mono to stereo tracks with a button press! This is the second feature that you added from my suggestions list (the previous request you added was the colored mixer channels, which makes a huge difference).
I haven’t upgraded yet, but I just wanted to mention that there are now only two features missing that if added, would make this the perfect DAW for me, making me give up Pro Tools and Studio One forever:
1). Get rid of “quick controls” and replace the “QC learn mode” icon with a “MIDI learn” button above each plugin window, which we can then map to any encoder or fader that we have setup in our MIDI Remote section. For every plugin mapping, create a txt file or other type of file that remembers these mappings so that whenever this plugin is loaded again in the future, the controls will be remembered, regardless of which track or insert slot the plugin is located. Then, whichever plugin is in focus will have the correct parameters. This will also allow those of us with MIDI Fighter Twisters to use all 32 of our encoders at the same time without paging or work-arounds.
2). Create a global console/tape sim solution like how Avid’s HEAT works. HEAT is awesome, and makes getting good sounds so much easier by having global saturation controls that affect every track simultaneously, rather than having to load tape effects on every track. Turning the knob one way does odd-order harmonics, and turning the other way does even-order harmonics (like tape vs tube). Studio One tried to do something similar, but I don’t like the results as much as HEAT.
Now that I have my stereo plugin feature on mono tracks, I’m just the above two features away from declaring Cubase the perfect DAW (for me).