Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness

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.

Good thread guys keep em coming

Here’s a little hidden one :
PC , while in dual panner mode hold down the Alt/gr button and move the mouse up and down on the panner and this allows you to swap your left and right panners so left becomes right and …

just in case no ones noticed this :wink: