But back (almost) on topic, and seriously-
Maybe this will be helpful to folks who do similar work.
I do my transcribing in the project page, and if I’m wanting to cop a whole arrangement I go through it measure by measure with the warp grid tool and line the music up with the measures. Cubase has usually applied a reasonable tempo to the audio file, to get started, but if not I just estimate it and go from there. It was very time consuming at first, but as I did it more I got faster and faster. Learning the warp grid tool was kind of a mind bending experience.
The result is, while I write out the sheet music the playback cursor is always in sync with the notation, I can use the commands step forward and step back measures for precise navigation. I use the shuttle controls for half speed (and octave lower) playback.
For low muddy bass lines I transpose the audio pitch up an octave or two from the info line and it becomes clear and easy to hear.
It’s an industrial grade transcribing machine.
PS Musical mode is also available in the info line.