I think I may have misinterpreted the reference to comping as pertaining to playlists (er, Track Versions). Pro Tools had that long before Cubase did, but if you’re referring to comping with lanes, yes I think Cubase was first.
GlennO, if you’re “punching in” by setting up lanes, you still need to engage recording during playback in order to hear the previous bit of the performance. Unless I’m missing something here? Could please you elaborate on your process a bit? Are you suggesting just doing a punch of takes and comping the best bits? I rarely do that as it’s way more time consuming, tedious, and I rarely get takes that are as good as when a performer can actually in on the parts that need work, get a good take, and we all move on with our lives. Saves hours of mind-numbing work.
I mean, to each his own at the end of the day. Do what works for you, but I can’t imagine where you got the idea that hardly anyone uses punch in/out.