This is a small thing but knowing the answer will help my workflow.
When I record part of a MIDI track then go back and record more (on the same track) beyond the original length, I have to manually extend (click and drag) the end of the highlighted bar to have the new notes included. Is there a way for this to be done automatically? It’s not a big deal but having to drag the end of the bar seems like an extra step.
Other than recording, which will have the track automatically extend, I know of no way to make a part automatically extend.
You can draw in more measure with the pencil tool or use the selection bar to reduce/extend the length of the part.
If your first record a part of say, six measure, you can shorten the part to fewer bars and the notes now not in use are automatically muted, but not removed from the part. If you want to remove the notes, use the Split Tool, create a split and delete the unneeded measures.
If you set Left/Right Locators and then double click on a Track, an empty range is created on the track between the locators.
Good luck with the transition. I came to Cubase from Sonar just a few years ago and it took some time to fully adapt to Cubase, but, ultimately, I like it more than Sonar and I’m glad I made the switch.