I am a very new Cubase user, although I used other DAWs for over twenty years. I’m looking for a feature that I have used before in other DAWs, where I can open set the cursor at a particular point in an audio track, and then open a dialogue box and set the Measure/Beat to that point. I’ve been doing some research and am aware of the Warp tool, but I don’t think it’s quite what I’m looking for.
Cubase does have the the “Set timecode at cursor position” dialogue, which would be exactly what I want, if only you could also use it to set measure:beat instead of just timecode.
In Logic, this is the Synchronization dialogue window and in Cakewalk, it’s the “Set Measure/Beat at now” dialogue. Is there a similar function in Cubase.? Again, I am aware of the Warp tool, but it’s not quite what I am looking for, if I understand it correctly from the several YouTube tutorials I’ve watched. I rather not have to manually drag a bunch of tempo points around with a mouse.
I want to build tempo maps. In Cakewalk, I can do this very quickly by moving the cursor through the hitpoints with key commands and then opening the “Set Measure/beat at cursor” when I get to the transient that I want to be the start of the next measure. I’d like to be able to do it the same way in Cubase.
I’m sure I will get used to the Warp tool if that’s the only way to do it in Cubase, but where I am right now (total noob), I’m not crazy about it. I wish there was a “Set timecode at cursor position” dialogue for M:B:T.
The Tempo Map is something totally different from the Warp Tool. By the Tempo Map, you change the tempo and keep the original sound untouched. By the Warp Tool, you change the speed of the audio while keeping the Tempo.
If you want to change the Tempo then the Process Tempo Dialog is the one you are searching for.