several MIDI recording modes, including the usual Overdub and Punch-in modes, along with Loop record
Mick West commented
you don't need these modes - my experience with Cubase just led to confusion and stuff getting lost - but a retro record function as mentioned in the last post would be great
Cubase 5 has this - you just play along and when you make a good take you save it
much better than having to press record / delete et etc
Pete Rubinsky commented
for example when recording drums with MIDI-triggers on some of the parts - you need audio AND MIDI loop record simultaneously
an original function like past the last four bars played without push the record button could be great.
that mean the last 4 bars played are always in a kind o cache, you don't need to push a record button
The overlay mode that XT2 uses right now is great for some things, but sometimes it's infuriating, since I want to select a loop to play back while I record MIDI but have the part extend beyond the end of that loop as far as needed during recording.