Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness

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:

rename all tracks inside a folder to the same name
type name in folder, hold down shift + press enter at the same time

Good stuff… :slight_smile:

Raname all events on midi track to track’s name:

Dbl click track name(fonts highligted with blue)
press and hold one of the modifiers and press Enter.

Why Steinberg doesn’t put a wiki for this really good threads?

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a simple one that I use regularly :~

(scissor tool) : alt/click when slicing an event divides the whole event into equal length sections.

not exactly a hidden function, but perhaps a lesser-known alt. tool function & a great timesaver if you want to slice an event in the arrange page for editing.

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Record VSTi instrument tracks without using groups or bounce or export …

F4 -> Output tab -> hit + sign and create a Stereo Output called whatever “VSTi Out”. Do not assign this output to any of your audio card outputs.

On your Instrument track, set the output to the “VSTi Output” from the previous step.

Create a Stereo Audio Track in the project, set the INPUT to “VSTi Output”

Enable monitor and/or Record enable.

This is a really old one.

  1. A quick way to hear an edit without actually committing to the edit.

If you just want to cut a section of a song, but want to hear the result first.
Simply engage cycle, then set your left locator to the end of the section to be cut.
Then set your right locator to the beginning of the section to be cut.
Yea, backwards.
Now playback from a point before the right locator.
The song will skip over the section enclosed in the markers.

2. Use the FXchain Presets to load whole channels at once.
(Not really a hidden/secret feature at all) I know it sounds obvious
but I haven’t had to go looking for a plugin in quite some time.
I have created basic start up channels for everything…
For example: Vocal Channel - (De-esser, LA-2A, EQ)
Even FX Channels…I have 4th,8th,16th note echos in a flash.
The way over used but highly popular phone voice filter effect.
One click loads the UAD Moog Filter, LA-2A, Cambridge EQ and Precision Limiter.

Take the time to set these up and it will save you more time then you could possibly imagine.
You can designate a key command to open the fxchain preset browser as well.

Thanks a ton for this one…I do this often and the pan controls are a pain to deal with.


if you try it with the other alt key it’s all over the show lol , but your welcome :wink: