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Re: My Top 5 DAW Features & Functions

Postby Sam Spoons » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:22 am

Does Reaper have anything like Beat Detective? I would find it very useful.
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Re: My Top 5 DAW Features & Functions

Postby OneWorld » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:30 pm

1. The Track Inspector in Cubase. When you click on one of the entries beneath - Track Version, Chords, Inserts etc, the controls fold away, so if I want to add an insert for example, and then go back to change the input for that track, or more to the point check the input source, I have to re-click right at the top to open the inputs again - why?

2. If I open an editor, say the MIDI editor, on a part, all the notes are left justified, why not have them placed in the middle of the screen?

3. Some way of zooming in/out vertically with a keyboard short cut as I can with zooming horizontally

4. Add custom buttons to the transport bar at the bottom of the screen (Cubase 10) there's a lot of grey space doing nothing

5. Get rid of the illegible grey on grey look in the audio editor. I have faffed about no end with the colour settings but simply cannot get the old black on white that it used to be, it worked fine, why change, which person is it that walks the earth that said I know what, let's change the screen so you can hardly make out the wave from the background. I read an article in the editorial of SOS some time ago by Paul White who also bemoaned this fad for grey on grey, and take a quick look at the SOS website and what do you see? Although admittedly it is easier to read than Cubase's editor screens

6. I would love to find out why I could happily work at 32 samples with Cubase 8.5 and the CPU had no problem whatsoever, Cubuase 10 makes it creak at the knees, I now have to work at 128 sample, yet all the settings are identical
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Re: My Top 5 DAW Features & Functions

Postby desmond » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:39 pm

OneWorld wrote:I have to re-click right at the top to open the inputs again - why?

The thread is "your top 5 favourite features in your DAW", not "your top 5 gripes about your DAW"... :headbang:

OneWorld wrote:I read an article in the editorial of SOS some time ago by Paul White who also bemoaned this fad for grey on grey, and take a quick look at the SOS website and what do you see?

I see pretty much all black text on white backgrounds... I'm not sure what point you're making, here..?

It certainly isn't anything close to "dark mode" or Logic's interface in particular...

The forum has some very light grey highlight panels, that's about it...
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Re: My Top 5 DAW Features & Functions

Postby OneWorld » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:47 pm

desmond wrote:
OneWorld wrote:I have to re-click right at the top to open the inputs again - why?

The thread is "your top 5 favourite features in your DAW", not "your top 5 gripes about your DAW"... :headbang:

OneWorld wrote:I read an article in the editorial of SOS some time ago by Paul White who also bemoaned this fad for grey on grey, and take a quick look at the SOS website and what do you see?

I see pretty much all black text on white backgrounds... I'm not sure what point you're making, here..?

It certainly isn't anything close to "dark mode" or Logic's interface in particular...

The forum has some very light grey highlight panels, that's about it...

I'll add you as number 7. Look back through your posts on this topic and tell me that every one is a 'top 5 feature' :-)
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Re: My Top 5 DAW Features & Functions

Postby John Egan » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:18 pm

OneWorld wrote:
desmond wrote:
OneWorld wrote:I have to re-click right at the top to open the inputs again - why?

The thread is "your top 5 favourite features in your DAW", not "your top 5 gripes about your DAW"... :headbang:

OneWorld wrote:I read an article in the editorial of SOS some time ago by Paul White who also bemoaned this fad for grey on grey, and take a quick look at the SOS website and what do you see?

I see pretty much all black text on white backgrounds... I'm not sure what point you're making, here..?

It certainly isn't anything close to "dark mode" or Logic's interface in particular...

The forum has some very light grey highlight panels, that's about it...

I'll add you as number 7. Look back through your posts on this topic and tell me that every one is a 'top 5 feature' :-)


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