PleaseDontBanMe wrote: ↑Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:17 pmGlennO wrote: ↑Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:28 pmCubase could definitely use some improvement here. The only sensible way to organize your projects is with a folder per project. The user interface should guide you towards that, like Logic does. Instead you have to create a folder, then save your project to that folder. That can be a momentum killer when you're trying to get an idea down quickly, especially since it means typing in the name twice. And, because Cubase gives no help to new users about how to organize your projects, I can see how this would seem mystifying.
Regarding .bak files, I agree it's annoying to have those polluting the project folder. But, since it's important to keep audio files relative to the project file, I don't see an easy solution to that.Alexander78 wrote: ↑Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:49 pmYeah, I can see why that comes across. No worries. I just really, really, want to work in Cubase, but I am sick of having to turn back to other DAW's because of some very simple rudimentary issues. Also, I keep paying for the upgrades so I am somewhat committed financially too.
no no no no no, keep the .baks and .cprs together. It would be so frigging annoying to have them apart, that makes no sense. They are relative and important to each other and need to be organized by - Time/Date created - together on the same list.
All you have to do is search '.cpr' in finder/explorer.
On PC Windows, when I'm in the project folder where the .cprs are. All I have to do is: Press 'F3' on my keyboard which cues windows explorer search, and type '.cpr' - it took literally one second.
in terms of starting a new project.
Create Empty Project or Select a Template. Select the root destination (desktop or write drive),
'Ctrl+Shift+N' creates a new folder with the name ready to be typed. Type name 'Artist - Song', 'ctrl+a' copy to clipboard 'ctrl+c', hit 'Enter' hit 'Tab' twice, hit 'Enter' again. You're in the project
Ctrl+s to save. paste the folder name you copied. press enter.
This could maybe be cleaned up a bit, but I can still do this in three seconds.
Pardon me if I come across as insulting or degrading here, I try not to. But bare with me for a second...
You literally just described the problem and that you love it. It's like you're saying you prefer to open the trunk of the car and climb in and over the seats to the front seat to start your car, rather than just walk up to the driver's door and getting in.
Maybe we have some disconnect also because you are on a PC and Im on a Mac, but allow me to illustrate
1) Create Empty Project or Select a Template.
2) Select the root destination (desktop or write drive),
3) 'Ctrl+Shift+N' creates a new folder with the name ready to be typed.
4) Type name 'Artist - Song',
5) 'ctrl+a' copy to clipboard 'ctrl+c',
6) hit 'Enter' hit 'Tab' twice,
7) hit 'Enter' again. You're in the project
8) Ctrl+s to save.
9) paste the folder name you copied. press enter.
1.) Create Empty Project or Template
2.) Click Save
3.) choose destination
4.) type name (once).
You now have a folder with folder hierarchy organized in your desired location.
But if you use the .bak files regularly, there is something wrong with your process. These are emergency back up files in case your computer crashes and you didn't save. They can also be handy if you didn't do a "Save As" on a session that went in a different direction that you wanted to revisit. We all love back up files. But if I have to dig through 15-20 .bak files for every project/session I work on, there is something wrong with my work flow. However, the once or twice every few months you need a .bak up file, it's not far if its just in its own dedicated folder in the Project folder.
And if you have to use the Search function for .cpr to find your session, I would seriously look at your organizing and fold hierarchy. I guarantee you, if I have a cue that says 1M2, you'll be looking for ages and opening up the wrong project ten times before finding the right one. To each their own of course, maybe you've grown accustomed to opening up projects via search function. But to me that seems like a recipe for disaster if you cannot find your session files faster but knowing where they are or already working from your Project folder.
Again, I mean no disrespect to your work flow or preferences, I highly appreciate your input with me here. It is very interesting to me that you desire the problem that I have found to be redundant and time/effort wasting.