Reading through the features requests and topics I notice that we want to use Cubasis in very different ways and for differing purposes, but haven’t talked a whole lot about these “use cases”. Maybe we can define some typical scenarios with their most important features and workflows.
Depending on the resonance (or even another poll) Carlos and Frieder would have an additional perspective for their priorities. Additional tutorials and documentation explaining the necessary workflow would it make much easier for newcomers to get going (greetings to a fellow former VIC20 user who would like Cubasis to behave like an ancient 4-track )
I’ll start with some ideas in no particular order:
The rehearsal buddy: quickly generate and restructure song mockups from midi parts, easily record rehearsals and demo parts (simple multitracker)
Features: chord track (maybe to display in large letters as well), shuffle parts in timeline (currently a pain, I’d love an arranger track/mode), tempo/signature track, larger midi part library + save midi parts in media window (maybe export & trade as well?), continuous audio recording while in loop mode, large record mode view (with punch in/out, metronome display, tempo, input level, time, monitor)
The musical sketchpad: quickly put down ideas. Actually much like the first half of the rehearsal buddy.
Features: see above plus more sounds and instruments, maybe a fretboard input
The remixer/production helper: manipulate audio data and add midi/VST instruments
Features: time stretch, audio transpose, tempo track, find hitpoints, a sample player (to assign samples and sound kits to, a midi drum editor and actually all other Cubase 7 audio features Hm.
The midi master: manage a park of midi appliances in live settings.
Features: not exactly my field. Sysex support, save snapshots, marker track to jump between parts/loops.
Classic DAW: produce finalized songs
Features: Tempo track, automation, as many audio features as possible, more instruments and sound packs with Cubase7 compatibility, 24 bit recording (not sure about 96 kHz), bidirectional export to and from Cubase7 (last one is a tough nut, maybe it could be done by “updating” = only transfering back midi + audio as 1 mixdown file per track)
Anybody thinks this is worth further exploring?