I want to start off by letting you know how impressed I am with the Cubase software. For years, I have fought off attempts of switching to in-the-box sequencing from my hardware setup. I used the Akai MPC4000 for sequencing hardware synths and I enjoyed the workflow that it offered me. I tried software from time to time but would end up finding something that would scare me back to my MPC.
Determined to make a switch to software, I researched several DAWs and even tried a few out but I couldn’t duplicate my existing workflow. I decided to try out Cubase because of the experience Steinberg has in the industry as well as the features that I gathered from the manual. Not only was I content with the workflow Cubase offered, I was able to do more quicker! Besides sample chopping, I don’t have any complaints about the Cubase software
I think it would be icing on the cake to offer a way to be able to ‘play’ whole groups of tracks, kind of like an automation lane, but in its own track. The way I would sequence on the MPC is to copy a sequence to the length of a song and then record mute/solo track events so that parts came in and out over the duration of the song. I think this process would be more efficient if I was able to create Track Play groups, so that each can be assigned to a pad, so that a pad press would mute/solo a whole group of tracks. In combination with the Track Versions feature, I would be able to not only mute/solo the tracks, I could also determine which version of the track is played in each track. Just an idea
Anyway, thank you for your time and hard work that you put in to make this beautiful piece of software!