There’s a Preference for new tracks to be in Musical Mode (i.e., follow Tempo), but it seems that recording audio, even on tracks in Musical Mode, the recorded audio itself is NOT in musical mode! I’m having to open the Pool and manually click on the Musical Mode checkbox, which seems very odd. Perhaps there’s a secret handshake I’m not aware of? This behavior seems very weird and un-useful; why would a track be in Musical Mode, yet the audio clips on it not be? Maybe there’s some reason, e.g., you only care about the Start position of audio clips, not the playing of said clips. But it certainly doesn’t seem like that should be the default behavior. Furthermore, I do not see any Preference option to do what I want and expect: that Musical Mode tracks record their clips in Musical Mode, too. Is that so hard?
Honestly, I’ve never, ever had use for non-musical mode audio clips. I’m sure there is some, but in any case, it would seem like Musical Mode would be the default everywhere, so that Tempo changes are reflected. Non-musical mode should be the exception, not the rule. Or maybe I’m missing some information, as to why non-Musical mode is preferred? That the button on Tracks in Project lights up in yellow if you have selected Musical Mode for that track, like that’s the anomaly, seems weird to me. Aren’t most people, regardless of genre, writing and recording music with a Bars/Beats structure? Is there any need for non-Musical mode, other than timing FX etc for film? I could see why Nuendo might default to non-Musical mode, as it’s used more for film production & post, but afaik, most Cubase users are producing music.