These discussions about S1 midi features always get a little nutty. I say that in a very respectful way... but they do.
S1 is a version 2.6 and if you can't easily find missing midi functions you're either blinded by love of it or you aren't looking hard enough. I don't mind waiting for those things at all personally, that's the bargain we always make with any brand new software release, so it's not anything to stress over, the work gets done anyway.
But let's not be be like some Reaper users who seem to rationalize anything missing. S1 is (afaict, correct me if I'm wrong)
the only really major daw / midi sequencer that doesn't even have any midi plugins, or a good patch bank management system.
We can say that out loud without being disrespectful to the developers.
All things take time and effort and planning, or they end up being really klunky and cause more moaning. They can't do it all at once. But pretending some of those things aren't 'standard' or 'basic' in most pro sequencers is really kinda silly and a little bit defensive.
While some others are moaning for the fancy loopy flashy midi stuff from Live and Bitwig or whatever, or for some random midi one horse trick function that you might use once a month, or expecting the Cubase Midi Logical Editor ?, a thing which is arguably the single most powerful midi data editing tool in the entire Cubase application, my midi wants are a good bit more reasonable.
I just want (before all of the flashy daw war stuff)
simple and very basic inline midi plugins and some other more fundamental things like a good midi patch and bank management system.
What they've done with the product so far is, imo, mmv, really quite impressive. But there's still a good bit of road to travel. It's a 2.6 for god's sake.
On what imaginary planet would it ever have most of the midi functions of Cubase already?
Anyway, I doubt if you'll see S1 being arguably on par with the major historical sequencers, as relates to the more agreeable midi functions that cover most of the bases for most power users, until at least about version 4 or 5.
Last edited by LawrenceF on Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:47 am, edited 1 time in total.