Its hardcore techno or speedcore, terror, doom, it goes by all kinds of names, to me it’s just music.
It goes from anything from 200bpm all the way up to 600bpm + which is known as extratone. There is a huge fan base out there, and everyone seems to use FL or a tracker. I want to use Cubase, but I don’t want to be limited to 300bpm. I understand that writing in 1/8ths 1/16ths etc is viable, but not really.
Even at those speeds there is a 4/4 structure to it, and most people are experienced in writing in a 4/4 manner. In DAW’s such as FL or Ableton, you can write in the 4/4 way and have the tempo at whatever you want, I cannot for the life of me understand why Cubase limits this to 300bpm only.
To have the timeline suddenly mean 1 bar = 2 bars just makes for a strangled and messy and tbh pointless workflow when other options are availible ie Ableton. I am not trying to compare Ableton to Cubase, I know which one I prefer, but I think maybe the 300bpm limit should be removed, as it is 2011 and there are plenty of ppl wanting speeds of over 300bpm. Please cater to them Steinberg.
It is proving frustrating, as I opened a support ticket over this, spoke to someone twice, even sending in examples of what I mean, and then they tell me they’ll pass it to the right department… That was 3 weeks ago. If Cubase 6 had no 300bpm limit, id get on it in a flash. If C5 had the 300bpm limit removed in 5.5.3 then id stick with that unless 6 got the same thing. Either way, surely it’s not hard to implement this, just means telling Cbase its 999 not 300… It all still works the same.