I have been trying to solve this problem for a LONG time, have tried on the Cubase/Nuendo forums, have tried various different Steinberg technical support people (nobody had an answer or fix). (It's amazing how often you get the response "well, I'm not having that problem on MY computer"!!)
Now I am trying again!
The problem: precount does not work for me. Example:
Create new Project.
Create midi track.
Set left locator at something other than on a bar line
Enable Precount, with 2 bars count in (for example)
PLAYBACK CURSOR GOES BACK TO NEAREST BAR, and will start recording from there, not from the left locator, when the precount is done.
This happens whatever the settings are for: snap, quantize, grid, whether I use Bars and Beat or Timecode, or musical or linear Timebase.
I have also tried all the various precount options.
I have also checked/unchecked 'Start record at left locator' on the Transport menu.
Yes, preroll works and punch in works, but I am often in a situation where there is nothing to preroll from and I need the accuracy of a count-in.
Has anyone PLEASE got suggestions? 'Tis driving me nuts!