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Retrospective Record / Capture Recording

+407 votes
asked Dec 10, 2015 in Recording by niles (52,440 points)
edited Nov 15, 2019 by niles

I would like to suggest a feature that always records the MIDI data of an armed track in a buffer on playback. So when you are jamming along with a song or tweaking some filters but forgot to press record you can still retrieve the data after you stopped playback. In Cubase, Tracktion/Waveform, Samplitude & Live it's called Retrospective record, and in Logic it's called Capture Recording.

Examples (this request is about MIDI Retrospective record, Audio is already available as Pre-record Audio Input)


Cubase 10.5+ (improved retrospective record version)





Pro Tools

54 Answers

+2 votes
answered Dec 28, 2019 by robertgray3 (32,250 points)
Would REALLY love this feature (Cubase style) when I’m doing sound design. Sometimes I’m messing with a sound or recreating something, playing random keys on a Scale-playing or generative plugins like Instascale and I’ll go “oh wow that sounded interesting, I’d love to save that for later” and ... can’t.
+1 vote
answered Jan 8 by chrislang3 (1,460 points)
Yes, please add this! It is really, really needed!
+1 vote
answered Feb 4 by akheecubano (440 points)
Its a joke that PreSonus has not included this feature yet...
+1 vote
answered Feb 11 by raylindsey (330 points)
Digital Performer 10.1 just added this feature, so Presonus should be able to do it also. DP's version even works while stopped. It's very handy. I often hit a"perfect" idea while improvising or noodling and then cannot quite recapture it. It vanishes like a dream.