Why use MEAP when new Cubase / Nuendo do batch export?

Why use MEAP when some Cubase 6 and 7 now have batch export?

Cubase’s batch export is a great new addition to the Cubase family. And it is very convenient to have it built into the audio application. However, as it is at the moment, you have the option to export your individual tracks but:

  • The batch export option is only available in the full version of Cubase.
  • There are no options for locator settings. So all your files will be the same size from Left to Right locator, no matter what is on the track.
  • There is no option to export the individual parts from each track.
  • There are no advanced or custom file name settings.
  • There is no way to export marker sections. (Even Nuendo does not allow exporting between single markers).
  • There is no way to make a log file containing your export info.
  • There is no way to automatically save your project and shut down your DAW and send you an email when the export is finished.
  • When exporting stems from Cubase via the built in method – exported stems are direct from the selected channel. Often this may be preferred but if you have any effects on the Master Output this will be ignored when using Cubase’s built in batch export.

The above are just some of the reasons to continue using MEAP.