So I’ve been schooled in some Cubase things. Thusly I’ve updated my DAW Comparison chart rating, and what follows is some reasoning behind the changes.
What does this new scoring mean? Well… I don’t know. DP is pretty cool, yo.
- Editing Tools
- Zoom Functionality
- Multitrack editing
- I/O Map & Rename
- Key Commands
- Multitrack Freewarp
Old: 2 - New: 7
Divide Track list. What an exceptional useful command when editing various parts relative to a single part. How I missed this before I don’t know. Extremely useful. Worth 2 points alone.
Cmd-Shift + Range Tool - I missed this before. I frequently became annoyed having to drag across all tracks to make a full vertical time selection. This makes life way easier.
Understanding that audio editing in Cubase is largely about working with time-selections rather than object selections.
Always having undo history open helps. I’m very used to the undo window in DP and I didn’t adopt this workflow in Cubase, and thusly I became annoyed with constant cmd-z to undo edits I didn’t like.
Old: 3 - New: 6
Zoom Tool Standard Mode: Horizontal Zooming Only - I much prefer the Zoom tool with this off. WAY better.
Assign cmd-[ to zoom undo, and cmd-] to zoom redo.
Zoom to project macro.
Old: 4 - New: 5
Still bothered by not having overlapping or nested groups!
Not being able to see a list of active edit groups sucks. It sucks a lot.
Using folders to control group editing is addictive. I came to miss this functionality when not using Cubase.
I/O Map & Rename
Old: 2 - New: 6
Discovered Presets. Much more useful now. Now I can have I/O setups that show correctly when using s/mux.
Old rating was based on me being an idiot and routing things in my interface’s control panel improperly.
Old: 8 - New 10
- Cubase’s PDC is actually the best that I’ve seen. I’ve tortured it and it holds up.
Old: 3 - New: 6
Macros make up for a lot of missing commands. This isn’t so bad.
I’ve found a lot more commands that are useful as I’ve grown used to Cubase’s terminology.
Old: 0 - New: 4
- Cubase supports the same method that I gave DP a 4 for.
Old: 9 - New: 10
- I discovered the “Selected tracks to new Folder and add Group channel” Macro. Macros aren’t so bad!