Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness


@ Rhino That new track macro is gold, the amount of times I’ve had a singer/player around that said, ‘oh-oh how about a couple of harmonies there in that bit’ then kept them waiting whilst I created the track and configured inputs etc etc… It took me 2 mins to sort out your macro and now bang! done!
It even works for multiple tracks just as long as they’re selected, all FX and routing taken care of, GOLD! Exactly the type of tips that I think would make for a really helpful resource.

Chime in if you have an idea or preference this thread has had 276 reads as of now, I know the first thing I looked for when I got on here was this type of thread or sticky, there’s one on the knowledge base but it’s all C6 related and not really much chop.


When I clean my studio I always put the polish down in the same place else I spend the next hour looking for it :sunglasses:

Good tip, yes been there and have spent that hour looking for said polish.

Rhino your macro tip is so handy. So simple yet I have never thought of doing this until now. Thanks.

Sounds like a good idea Paul. It could be a real helpful resource. The one thread would be a good start but it would need someone to edit out the crap and put it in some order. The problem as has been seen here, after only a few post, is that dickheads are just going to take the urine in there.

I think a training thread on how not to act like a fool would maybe a goer for starters.

A major +1.

For many many years I worked with Cubase and never used
KC’s (key commands).

Now working with cubase would be difficult without them.

Aloha R and,
Nice one! Thanks for that tip.

I’m on it!

If you press right-click to open the tools menu and hold it pressed for about 5 seconds (it feels long), you can resize the shape of the toolbox. This lets you get to your tools with a shorter movement of the mouse.
Too bad we can’t reorder them or make the snap point closer to the center.

Rhino It seems you are just full o’ great tips.


Tanx sooooooooo much for all the info.



Ummm Logical Editor:

Being a MIDI guitarist from the early 90’s the LE was a must learn.
Here is my approach(es):

1-When using it stop thinking like an artist/musician etc
and start thinking more ‘scientific’. (similar but not quite the same)

2-Don’t go in ‘cold’. Decide want you want to accomplish and use a preset
that steers in that direction. There are many in Cubase. Tweak from there.

3-Save your tweak as a preset. You might need it later and you might forget how you got there.
(happened to me a lot at first)

4-Using LE custom presets along with KeyC’s can really speed the workflo’.


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Hi Paul

Thanks for the tip re adding a new track using a macro, it’s a simple but clever idea:-)

Best Regards


Hiya Dave,

You need to thank Rhino for that one.

I’ve tried to credit peoples input in the top post but maybe it needs to be more prominent.



Hi Paul

I am an ass, as you say you credited him, it says BY RHINO, but I’m too busy thinking what a good idea it is to notice, cos I’m a twit!!! So thanks RHINO, and thanks Paul for reposting:-)

Best Regards


Good Post ! Thank you. My favorite part “When using Logical Editor”
The more powerful the software the more important set up and templates
become. This should be a regular thread.

In order to ‘track’ with more accuracy a MIDI guitar controller puts out
mucho extra MIDI info. (mainly lots o’ extra pitchbend/note info)

Back in da day in order to use MIDI tracks in a ‘live’ situation,
projects were stored on floppy discs. (Roland MC50)

So to save space this ‘extra’ info needed to be removed.
(Now days this is not a prob).

One of the Cubase LE presets was ‘delete short notes’ (its still there).
Once I learned how to adjust the value/length of the short notes,
I started to get a ‘feel’ for how the LE works.

Now along with KC’s I use it for many purposes.

Like for example: quickly adjusting MIDI volume/pan/octaves etc.
And some ‘secret sauce’ stuff as well. :slight_smile:


i made LE presets to do some quick MIDI humanising fixes, like vary the notes’ relative volume a very tiny bit, vary their start point a tiny bit, accent their downbeat (or offbeat) velocity, and then iterative quantize the lot a little to bring it back ‘into shape’ if you will.