… to be like this
or at least have an option to.
The pencil as it is now is horrific…I can’t think of another word for it… it doesn’t snap properly (if you want that), doesn’t show values… to do what I am doing at the start of that video is a nightmare…the only real workaround in cubase is to split clips but then create little fades on every clip.
the way PT does it, you never, ever have to split a clip and there are never pops or clicks from the gain changes. I know we can do this in automation but to have it as actual clip gain with visual results is the way to go.
This is actually one of the main reasons I won’t use Cubase more often and why I haven’t been able to make up my mind whether to crossgrade to Nuendo.
I work with a ton of audio as I am recording 88 inputs of external synths into audio most of the time, plus offline bounces of VI’s and stuff, plus vocals, guitar, loops, whatever… I tend to end up entirely in the audio domain. Oh, btw, Inline bounce could be improved in cubase too with drag and drop for VI’s like PT has (also in the video).
My first video ever made, so I stutter a little and make some errors so please forgive me for that, but it gets the point across clearly enough.
If nothing else, please improve clip gain… when I have a lot of variable audio that needs some levelling beyond what a compressor will sound good for, I save hours of work in PT just for this one feature. The thing is, I am not stupid, and I recognise that Cubendo are far, far superior DAWs overall vs PT. The midi is better, ARA2 support is amazing, Vari audio/chord track/extensive folders/super easy sidechain/unlimited PDC unlike PT 16K samples/auto align built in/elastique pro for realtime rather than avid in house stuff/full plugin and mixer undo/mixer with serious options and built in tape saturation/256 inputs rather than the 32 for core audio in PT (I have a work around for that to be able to use all the 88 but that’s another story and requires the use of multiple UA apollos - i can explain it in another topic if you like)/Control room/pre and post fader inserts/16 inserts vs 10/automation bezier curves/ integrated drum editor/midi FX plugins with arp and step sequencer/ and much more.
So why do I always gravitate to PT? believe it or not, mostly cause of the easy handling of my gain, AND, the GUI which is clean and neat…
Cubase is shiny, overly messy and funeral black now… This is when Cubase looked good:
I would do anything to have Cubase look exactly like that - earthy, easy colours that are inspiring, and no where near the clutter it has now. But that’s also another topic.