This has been a popular request for decades… and I’m not even joking.
It’s completely necessary in any kind of timeline based editor but SB seem to be blind to the idea. I feel they think that the original ‘cut time’ concept is sufficient.
It’s not, and after all this time not addressing the requests they have to be just being pig-headed.
Given that I have posted about this many, many times, corresponded with SB directly and even spoken to SB employees face to face at events (US and German representatives) who in one case shrugged when I asked “why is this missing?” , they know about this issue, can I go with obdurate, contumacious, immovable, stubborn, resolved or headstrong?
Another DAW I use has Ripple Edit . . .recently, working on a Cubase project, I needed it, I wondered what they called it, surely there must be something . . . but, the more I looked into it, Cubase doesn’t have it, and I wondered why ? . . . it’s such a basic need for composing, when you rethink the overall form, want to inject something in the middle.
So, I just wanted to chime into this very large and apparently old thread to add my wish for it to exist in Cubase !
May be a simple oversight, or we miss the obvious, but I’ve been using the ripple delete (like) function this way, I have 1 hr long voiceover edit & I want to edit it fast, (without having to move the remaining clip in place after I have deleted a part of unwanted audio) say, at 10:44 to 10:51 I have my unused audio, I simply mark this range with Range edit tool (shortcut key 2) and simply use shift+backspace to delete this unwanted part & move the remaining audio in place. This saves a ton of time… May be this can be helpful. simple as  select range & [shift+backspace] And I’m not using any custom shortcuts - these are the default shortcut keys… Please try it & let me know if it’s helpful…
Sadly, with only 9 votes this FR sits at number 51 on the (forum) list of top voted ‘user requests.’
More sadly, I reckon this means there’ll be a no-show for this feature inside C13 whenever it arrives… (along with many others of folks favourite/longed for improvements etc., no doubt.!)
But this one.? I mean, its a giant audio editing/handling workflow fundamental I would say, that would benefit so many more than the 9 votes suggests… Come on SB, don’t you like the looks of this…? Its so cool…
Thanks @Starsprinkler - Nice.! Although someone there says its been requested for around 10 years now…!?
I can see Nuendo folk would benefit on a major scale with this; all that cut time/delete/insert range select or whatever, etc, etc… it blows… I see they also have that same GIF I posted up top, as the first post… !
BTW - I really like the post by ltf3 from Aug 2020
Crossing fingers that a great ripple edit feature will show up for Cubase 13.
I guess we’ll find out soon!
From the leaks, it looks like it won’t be in 13, at least at launch. So I’m hoping Steinberg is still working on it for release some time during the lifespan of 13.
Come on, Steinberg. it’s long overdue, I know you have a big list of features you want to add, and maybe the celebrity composers don’t ask for it, but lowly post- and dialog- and broadcast/podcast-professionals want it very badly, and you’ve mentioned in the past it’s on your list. So I think at least a few people at Steinberg understand its importance!
Wonder if they could be on for building in a big feature like this, for an ‘interim’ release along the way…? They’ve said there are to be no more .5 updates as we’ve been used to - does this mean a C14 could be expected to release around this time next year perhaps.? There was also that ‘gapless audio engine’ loads of folk (and me) voted for… No hint of that in the leaks anywhere either…
What I’m hoping is that they are still working on ripple editing and that it will be available for Nuendo 13’s release, and they’ll add it to Cubase 13 in a few months… again, crossing fingers.
But yeah, they have said no more X.5 releases if I recall, so who knows when/if/what will happen. Main thing is that they have already acknowledged that ripple editing is important, it’s just a matter of time before they implement. Perhaps they needed to work on the framework first to accommodate a ripple editing feature? I remain cautiously hopeful but also realistic.