Hello to all. I’m brand new to this forum and am currently using Cubase Elements on a trial basis. So far, I like it and will likely purchase. Very quickly, some background and then to my question.
I was a radio production director and sound engineer back in the mid-80s through the late 90s. I started as an intern engineer at an (gasp!) analog 16 track recording studio. I also did professional voice over work, which is what I am thinking of getting back into. I have experience with some older non-linear editors such as SAW Pro, Pro Tools (late 90s) and, my favorite, Orban Audicy. I am hoping to duplicate the scrubbing feature of the latter.
I’m easing back into the DAW and recording scene and realize things have changed since I was active.
First (and most importantly), How well does Cubase scrub audio using the CC121? Anyone who is familiar with the Orban Audicy will be familiar with how great it was with editing with a scrub wheel. I’d love to duplicate this functionality as I come from the old school “edit with your ears not your eyes” (although I do edit looking at the screen of course). Latency? Hesitation? Think how it sounded and worked scrubbing and editing 1/4" tape (for all you old timers). I’m looking to be able to fly around the workspace quickly using the surface controller by using the wheel and assignable buttons.
Secondly, would love assignable keys so that I can preview/scrub, then cut with a button push, select waveforms, and move them around in addition to the standard stuff like transport controls, zoom, panning, faders, etc. It looks like the CC121 does all this.
Sorry for the lengthy post but I’m eager to hear from folks who are up to date on the latest and greatest.
Thanks for reading!