Regions auto-crop to MIDI data?

In Logic Pro X, a region will crop itself to the enclosed MIDI data. In Cubase, the region extends all the way from where you started your region to where you ended. This can get annoying if, say, you gave yourself two bars of the song playing to count in with, then actually recording data on bar 3. Cubase will create a region starting from bar 1, even though there is no data on bars 1 and 2. Is there a way to disable this? It results in lots of region-space filling up the arrange window.


Preferences > Record > MIDI > Snap MIDI Parts to Bars.

Unchecking this doesn’t seem to change anything… what is it supposed to do?

Disabling this, Cubase will not align the MIDI Part to the Bar. So if you start recording at any position, the MIDI Part will start exactly at the point, where the cursor was, when you hit Record.

Ah. That’s close, but I’m asking if there’s a way to have it align right to the bar, or better yet, beat before and after midi data.

Unfortunately not automatically.