This is for anyone wondering how to record takes in Cubase outside of the context of Cycle recording - especially folks like me: experienced with other DAWs but new to Cubase and wanting to get up and running quickly.
I searched the manual, watched video tutorials, and did several web searches, all in vain. None of the discussions of takes - at least none that I found - described how they’re created if you’re not doing Cycle recording.
In Pro Tools, you select "New Playlist. In Digital Performer, it’s “New Take.”
In Cubase, all you do is record again (assuming you’re in the default mode of “Keep History”, in Transport > Audio Record Mode).
Each time you record, a new “take” is automatically created, though so far I haven’t found anywhere where it’s actually labeled “take”.
The audio file is layered on top of the previous one. Each layer is automatically placed in its own Lane. (Lanes are displayed/hidden via the track’s Show Lanes button).
Cubase lacks a command analogous to “New Playlist” or “New Take” because it doesn’t need one.
It’s a convenient feature, but the Cubase documentation is awful.
I hope this saves someone else from wasting time searching for this.
P.S. You might also consider Track Versions, but that’s for another thread. I checked the manual, but still don’t understand their merits compared to regular tracks.