Why do some accidentals in my key editor appear as sharps even when I use chord track?

Hello. I have used the chord track in my project because I am in the Cminor scale and need my key editor to show the correct accidentals. As you can see I have put in the chords and the scale underneath in the chord track but I am still getting D# in the key editor when it should be Eb. Please can someone help me get this right?

This seems to happen over the G chord which is V in the key of Cminor and has a raised leading tone. Of course, this is the most common accidental in the history of western music so I am sure there must be a way to show this accidental properly in Cubase. I just don’t know how.


Do you have the Enharmonics from Chord Track option enabled in the Preferences > Event Display > Chords & Pitches, please?

Hi Martin. Yes I do. If this was not enabled, none of the accidentals would be correct. This is not what is happening. It is only sometimes. As you can see in the key editor, this D# shows when the G chord is in the chord track. If I removed this chord, it goes back to Eb. The G chord in the chord track is overiding it.


To me it looks like it takes the enharmonic from the Chords not the Scale of the Chord Track.

I was at the same point some time ago.
Turns out, the names of the notes seem to be hardcoded and afixed to the current chord. The scale has no impact. If your chord is G than the notes will be named:
G - G# - A - Bb - B - C - C# - D - D# - E - F - F#

I am as disappointed as I imagine you will be.

That is dissapointing. After 12 versions of Cubase where they are always coming out with “features” it seems that there are still some very basic updates missing that relate to music production on its most basic level… in this case, to show Eb not D# regardless of what chord is being used in the chord track. What good is the “scale” event then? I cannot understand what the purpose of it is.