I’ve moved back from Logic to Cubase - reliability, workflow, and sound.
BUT. I’ve become very accustomed to using Logic’s groove quantize feature. You select a midi track, use that as a groove template, then you can apply quantize settings based off that midi feature. Say you have a hi hat part, you can quantize other parts to that part. In Logic, all the groove presets you have get saved with the PROJECT. When you start up a new Project, you get just the default grooves again. I happen to use this feature a lot.
So I’m really surprised to see in new projects in Cubase, groove templates / presets I have made in a previous project still in the menu! Then I was just bowled over in amazement when I delete them, but then go back to the previous project and they are now GONE - presets on which the project was dependent. WHAT IS GOING ON???
How on EARTH can a program, a professional and otherwise as fantastic as it is program like Cubase be having a set up whereby you have Quantize presets saved GLOBALLY with the app and NOT with the projects???
I mean, if you’re a professional, maybe in a year you will have 10 projects with say 100 presets, or maybe you have 100 projects with 10 presets. Presets / templates that are project specific. Why would you want them saved with the app? Why not save them with the project.
Just bowled over and totally amazed at this. This is ALMOST enough to make me want to convert back to Logic but I really don’t want to do that. Otherwise I’m very happy… and the workflow is great. But this is just insane.
Is there a workaround? I’d do it! Is there a way to say copy some obscure file from a weird location and copy that into the project file, then before launching cubase and the project I want to load, copy it back to the original location, overwriting the current quantize presets and “restoring” the project at hand? I’d do that. Is there some kind of third party quantize insert for the MIDI channels I can use instead? ANYTHING?
I remember on previous versions of Cubase, like 5 and before I think, there were at least folders for presets in the quantize menu - those seem to be gone.
Someone got any ideas?
Sorry to go on about it. Just totally blown away with this… How on Earth… ?