So having switched, or attempting to switch to cubase from Sonar X1 has been proving a little harder than expected. Sonar and some other DAWs I tried had certain key functionalities I’m finding quite inconvenient to live without, so I’m wondering if I’m really just overlooking them.
- Is there a list out there with all the key commands?
a.1) the spacebar controls Play/Stop. when you push play, the next time you hit the space bar, the cursor stops at the moment the you hit the spacebar to stop. if you want it to go back to the point you started Play, you have to hit “0” (stop) on the numeric keypad. Is there a way the cursor can just automatically return to the point you started playback upon hitting the spacebar to stop?
a.2) is there a key command to return to the beginning of the project (ie measure 1)?
b) is there an automatic way/button to collapse tracks, instead of having to manually resize them?
c) is the mixer window maximizable? if you maximize the project window, does everytime a new small window shows up, it restores down?
d) I own Waves plugins. Can I use the sidechain of the C1, for instance? I can’t seem to find out how to do that. I can, however, you the regular cubase sidechain. Is this a compatibility problem?
e) When starting to sequence midi. Do I have to start out being drawing a midi event the EXACT size it’s going to be? for instance, when sequencing drums (they are going to play the whole song) I can’t seem to be able to resize the midi event from the Piano Roll/Drum map view, and it doesn’t do it automatically like in Reason. Am I missing something?
Big thanks in advance!