Well I guess I want ALL the formats but in a modern representation and UI.
It seems as if to me, Steinberg leaned toward Format 2, and while there is some Format 0 implementation it was mostly not explored or just implemented at the base level and then never touched again.
I don’t doubt there is a reason for that… like… what is more popular…but… this is also maybe what was popular when screens were smaller, complex UI architectures didn’t exist, user adaptive option networks, etc, etc.
What also didn’t exist or was as popular back then was the popularity of single instrument polyphonic expression, expression/articulation triggering, etc, etc. All this stuff is fairly popular and common place now.
So, I think it’s worth revisiting the concept of Format 0. Now that I’m aware of all of this, it does sort of seem like a part of the program that dropped off a cliff and was never developed further. There’s no reason Cubase can’t offer both Format 0 and Format 2 in the modern day.
Also just thinking, if this Format 0 workflow was expanded on, it could be a nice change to be able to actually use the MIDI Channel system to compose from one editor, for example, if you have 10 channels of instruments in HalionSE, to be able to more fluidly compose on the fly between all the instruments by being able to
- Select which channel for note/data input.
- See only whatever you want when you want.
- locking certain MIDI CH you want locked (dull/backgrounded colour when locked)
- affect only certain instrument/channel when you want
- no need to go to the ‘Parts’ menu or ‘Next Part’
- Work on different-channel-same-CC side by side without switching parts
All without leaving the same MIDI Editor. This would be such a fast way to work if say, the user could hotkey/MIDI Remote/MetaGrid the ability to switch to input MIDI Channels 1-16 on the fly, as well as show/hide/lock
THEN, the user can make use of the current Format 2 procedures of breaking all the MIDI Channels out to separate tracks and events for final tweaks and multi-track export.
It makes sense no? @Martin.Jirsak
I’m sort of surprised no one else is interested in this conversation? It’s interesting to me, and, isn’t Cubase… really about this? MIDI workflow and composition?