Last test for tonight…clicking the left mouse button to position the cursor, also works in the purple bar ruler horizontal area I mentioned, that sits atop the tracks in the big grey area.
This is a notable improvement - because even when I roll the tracks upward to get to one of the tracks lower down, this purple bar, is still present, unlike the pink one.
However - and this bit could be my user error or dodgy mouse button pressing or double clicking - the purple bar has been made to change colour in this process, which I did not want.
This is the discrepancy I now believe. None of you people saying there’s not much of a problem, or offering solutions you no doubt genuinely expect to be the cure for Rovon’s issue, expect to click in that main area where the tracks are, and for the quantization to work - is that correct please?
Then there IS a problem, as compared to how I expect making the SNAP to QUANTIZE function work. It’s just that you can work around it by never expecting to click right there in the track of interest, in that big grey area in the middle. Instead, you have to precisely move the mouse cursor location way up to the top each time, and precisely click in the tiny bit of purple where the BAR measures are, and it will then snap the cursor to the quantized point nearest.
Not a good way to work - which is why I did not think to try it. To all intents and purposes, we are dealing with a CAD type graphical interface - and I wouldn’t expect to keep having to go up to the bar/measure 1/16 markers at the top of the screen, just to click to the nearest quantize vertical line, I can full well see right where my cursor is in the track I am presently working on.
Maybe, there is some reason why it works this way - but it’s not apparent to me now and nobody has made it clear what that might be. In the absence of a good reason, this is a fiddly way to operate.
So, to recap by this newbie here is one way to work:
Set GRID to QUANTIZE
Set SNAP to GRID
Set Quantize to 1/16 (or whatever)
ONLY click up there in the top ruler bar areas (seconds on mine is a pink horizontal bar, and bar/measure 1/16 is the top purple horizontal bar).
I would call this resolved now. the way it makes you work is unnecessarily long-winded, requiring a lot of extra movement, and unnecessary precision. IE it’s a pfaff.
So, the people saying it’s not requiring a fix - no, it isn’t, if you don’t mind running on flat tyres just because you happen to have runflats.
To the people like me and Rovon who find it a problem, it surprises me the more seasoned vets couldn’t just point out what I did above, about only expecting the snap to quantize to work in those two little skinny horizontal bars at the top of the track area.
Unless of course, those seasoned vets, have system versions where it actually DOES SNAP to QUANTIZE in the track area somehow? Then, we are back to it being an all-out problem I would say, that’s been introduced accidentally in the latest software. Is it possible, the different compilations of the Cubase Pro software (eg Mac, 32 bit vs 64 bit) are actually different versions slightly of the Cubase program? That might occur I suppose, on occasion.
Hopefully Rovon - that’s enough of a workaround for you for now?
Hopefully, the others who contributed above in good faith, can confirm whether they too can only get snap to quantize, in the skinny top two horizontal bars?
Thank you all, and my trainer,it’s at least not impossible. That, is a long way from saying, there is nothing for SB to fix.