On Video #1 Of New Features…
Around 1:10 or so Walt impliess that MixConsole is ultimately meant to replace The Project Window as ‘the primary screen’.
Two reactions, depending on my mood.
Not in this life, pal.
Gee, this is concerning, nay, -frightening-.
I’ve been wondering about all the transport and marker gizmos migrating to MixConsole.
For -me-, I don’t care if MixConsole delivers a perfect Gin and Tonic every day @ 5pm. It can -never- replace The Project Window and in fact, I’m one of those that wish you’d showered The Project window with all the attention you’ve placed on the new Mixer.
To me… the whole point of a DAW is… said it 13 years ago… to be a Musical Desktop Publisher. It’s primary benefit to me is to make inputting and manipulating audio as easy as using InDesign to assemble a book. It’s exactly the same paradigm. Mixing is important, but frankly? The better I get at assembling my materials, the -less- ‘mixing’ I have to do. (Deepest advice I ever got years ago: you’ll know yer getting better when yer mixes come together faster.)
This may seem overly expansive, but Cubase is NOTHING without the Piano Roll. It -is- the piano roll. If it didn’t have a piano roll… or the piano roll was a secondary part of its design? I’d use something else. Believe that. The quality of the piano roll is the ONLY thing (well, except for maybe Score integration) that keeps me welded to Cubase.
Most of the new gizmos in Cubase are -not- about the piano roll. Most of the feature requests I see here are about the piano roll. Maybe they’re not ‘sexy’, but what long-time users want is for proper attention to be paid to the piano roll. And it feels like you guys are neglecting the thing that made me love you. You’re kinda taking your core competency for granted.
Beware all kingdoms who take their core for granted and venture too far afield. (I’ve been watching Game Of Thrones—cool stuff, eh? ). You’ll lose yer home flag.