“A serious problem has occurred” is getting to be a familiar sight round here and Spectralayers is my chief suspect. It’s just happened again when I tried to select the Time Select tool (shortcut I) in Spectralayers. Nothing happened so I realised that in spite of having Spectralayers full screen, the focus is in fact still in Cubase! Indeed, when I returned to Cubase to undo what I had done it was happily recording a new part! And then it fell over…
Spectralayers does not sit happily within a Cubase environment. Clearly, there is a focus issue causing a wrong function to start, as just now, but neither does double-clicking on an event in the Project Window always seem to transfer the focus all the way down beyond the lower pane and into Spectralayers itself; it gets stuck on the pane, not its contents (for want of a better way of putting it). Not part of the problem but another example of ‘incompatibility’ is that you can’t Tab around the panes because Spectralayers has grabbed Tab for itself. I appreciate it may never have been envisaged as a Cubase extension but now that it is, it need integrating better.
I think it’s the focus but Cubase/Spectralayers is very unstable.
(Just for the record, I really rate what this software can do, but it’s not the easiest to use.)