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Re: Reading Crash Dumps

Well as far as I can see anything creative breaks our hearts at some point. The thing about creativity is that things are not in our control. If you think of playing a musical instrument we are limited by our ability to control our instrument. This becomes more critical the more ambitious we become. The more factors we include in Cubase the more complicated things become. Not all plugins work the way they are intended within a DAW environment which is usually a thing for developers to deal with but more often it is their customers that end up at the sharp end. we have all been there at one time or another. Hence the need for this forum.
by silhouette
Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:27 pm
 
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Re: THANK YOU STEINBERG!! Cubase 7 and Cubase 7.5 are amazin

Lets face it Cubase has to be more than an alternative to Pro Tools.
For me the fact that is more than just a studio recording software is it's strength. I am a guitarist but love playing about with sounds and going places I have never been before. Steinberg has always been a DAW that encourages us to think outside the box. (I have been using Loopmash to re-sample my playing.) I guess that is why there are so many bugs, because they want to be so many things to so many users. I for one love that. I certainly am glad that I am am not stuck in a studio with bands rehashing all the old clichés - I would rather rehash my own and perhaps add a few unexpected things on the way.

I am not knocking those of you who run studios. Far from it, I think you do wonderful stuff and provide a really valuable service. Not to mention living a financially precarious life. However I baulk at the use that many people make of the word professional, as if it is a passport to some higher plane of knowledge and creativity. What is a DAW professional? I mean anyone can claim whatever they like on a forum and nobody would be any the wiser. After all did I not just claim to be guitarist.

The value of Cubase to me is not it's perfection, because it quite plainly isn't. It is its versatility and the possibilities that it offers its users. I may not be the best musician, but I have the best fun. Sure I get cross with Steinberg at times and irritated with Cubase. I am sure we could say the same about our partners, as they could about us. However, we still love them in spite of all that. That is the value of a long term relationship.
by silhouette
Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:46 pm
 
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Re: C7.5 Activation - Server down?

As you might imagine a lot of companies take time off for Christmas. Certainly between Christmas and new year. This time is often used for maintenance work. I can understand your frustration. However, you are probably enjoying a break as, I might imagine, are the Steinberg employees.
by silhouette
Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:51 pm
 
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Re: Tips Tricks And Workflow Goodness.

Can someone make this a sticky so it is always there to refer to. A fantastic thread. Thank you Paul.
by silhouette
Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:28 am
 
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Re: why so many new versions so fast

I'm not a "pro" whatever the hell that might mean. Actually the use of that term is quite frankly meaningless. If you mean that you earn your entire living from recording the music/spoken word of others then you might have a point. However I suspect that many "pro's" stretch that point to a considerable degree.

For the sake of argument then, to be a professional would suggest a certain reliability. For instance if I went a Lawyer I would expect them to know the area of law they specialised in. Likewise a plumber should be able to do the job and cope with whatever problem is thrown at him. I would certainly be fed up if I went into a studio and had to wait for an engineer to sort out software problems. Taxi drivers have to drive cars that have a record of reliability. To use the latest update on a session is asking for trouble. You have to put the time in to troubleshoot the new version and not introduce it to your clients until you are 100% happy that you know what it can and can't do.
Things go wrong in a studio - it happens. But if it goes wrong because you have not done your research then that is on you.

I have done a session recently and it was clear that I knew more about Cubase than the engineer, but because he knew exactly what he was doing and how to use the hardware and software at his disposal he produced a lovely recording and his client was really happy. Also it was a pleasure for me to be playing and be able to concentrate upon what I was there for.

What does this have to do with the frequency of updates?

Well we all have to balance what we are going to get out of it. For me as someone who enjoys the process of creating music and the learning when it comes to software, am quite happy to take the risk. For "pros" to complain about the difficulties it entails and the professional consequences, then I would just say be more professional.
by silhouette
Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:37 pm
 
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Re: Why Does Cubase Ruin My Creativity Every Time?

Saying it twice doesn't make it more true.
You still have not given more information about your system.

I was a teacher and I know that fixation with the things you don't like is a barrier to moving forward with your own development. Another DAW will give you different things to complain about and you will eventually build those faults into a deal breaker. For instance in Live you will be frustrated with the mixing and sound..... Wait a minute I thought you were fed up with the Cubase mixer. I'm thinking frying pans and fire.
by silhouette
Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:34 pm
 
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Re: How to delete VST instruments from the new rack?

You would think there would be an elegant solution to this. Something like click and delete?
by silhouette
Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:14 pm
 
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Re: What is going on with Cubase 7?


The reason people are upset is that they are either feeling conned, or simply frustrated at Steinberg's seeming ineptitude, that I am starting to believe is through intent, not accident.

It seems quite clear that Steinberg will NEVER fix all the issues as they have the notion that they would lose money if they did so.

It's similar in concept to the idea of planned obsolescence in manufacturing.
I would guess this is what they teach in business schools these days, quality of the product is irrelevant, it's all about the bottom line.

Same way soap opera script writers keep you coming back by using tricks and techniques, Steinberg have been stringing us along with "Almost there...." software for years.

Firstly, those that shout the loudest are heard more. This does not mean that "people are upset" only that some people are and in all probability not that many. There is a case to be made that many users who have big problems do so because of system issues that are outside Steinberg's control. Quite a number of the issues revolve around complex problems that more often than not misunderstood. The mixer always on top being one.

Secondly, why would Steinberg lose money if they "fixed all the issues"? They would just go ahead and develop more functionality. Then we would, as usual, purchase the next upgrade. I have yet to have any issue with Cubase 7 that has stopped me making or recording my musical ideas. I might have had a minor irritation - many of them my own fault or that of a third party plugin. I had some bad experiences with C6 which I am now convinced was my previous computer. As a teacher I am used to students blaming the equipment the use when confronted with a problem they don't understand or cannot solve. The fact that not everyone has these issues might suggest something.

Thirdly, obsolescence is a fact of life with electronic technology. Computers have to be replaced eventually when they can no longer cope with evolution. Software like Cubase evolves. Sure you have to pay for the next version - but not the full price or anything like it. In case you haven't noticed there is quite a lot of competition in the DAW market. I don't notice anyone of those other products that can offer me more than Cubase. The issue being that if I have to learn how to use another DAW it better be worth my while to move. Currently it isn't. I guess you might be one of those people who believe that music should be free. I hope I am wrong. Steinberg like all musicians deserve recompense for the efforts they make on our behalf. Yes they want to make money and whilst they are giving me what I want I am quite happy to pay.

As for stringing us along....... Are we that stupid? Are you that stupid? If you don't like Cubase there is probably something else out there that might suit you better.

I don't think Cubase/Steinberg is perfect and I sure as hell know that I'm not either. I am pretty sure that a lot of my music probably sucks. However it has to be said that I have had some ecstatic moments using Cubase, both on my own and with other musicians. I am continuing to learn and I hope improve. That is all that I can ask.
by silhouette
Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:42 am
 
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Re: If you like the 7.5 update...+1 this and reply

+1
Works for me.
Actually the only issue I have had is that Linplug's Spectral sometimes causes an exception. Has this happened to anyone?
by silhouette
Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:31 am
 
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Re: If you like the 7.5 update...+1 this and reply

I'm still wondering how people qualify to be up to your esteemed status.
first you need an email address (preferably a freemail, in order to stop spam) then sign up. In the past you needed to have purchased an appropriate software application in order to post but now it appears to be open slather. Once in the forum try to be accomodating of varying points of view and *always* take on board moderators' directive(s).

Plus a tongue firmly in your nether cheeks.
by silhouette
Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:37 pm
 
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Re: If you like the 7.5 update...+1 this and reply

I have already done a +1 a while ago and I have experienced nothing to change my mind over the past month or so. There have been a few niggling issues to do with workflow and third party developers. Certainly I have had nothing like the issues I had with 6.5. I am sorry to say it but Cubase 6x crashed with a regularity that drove me up the wall. Much as it took me time to adjust to the new look and feel of the mixer, I was so grateful for the lack of crashes that it did not take me that long to accept the changes. In fact issues now give me a chance to save the project if there are third party issues. I think that one of the pressing issues for SB now is to sort out the problems that many developers are having with VST 3. If companies like uhe are having problems then maybe SB should be reconsidering their policy of forcing through VST 3 and dropping support for VST 2.
by silhouette
Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:21 am
 
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Re: 7.5.20 Impressions...

I love the way self acclaimed professionals act in our days .. children at play again .
7.5.20 works fine here 4 days 12 hours a day and no issues , it's a bit sluggish with the gui opening the plugin's and vsti's but it hasn't failed to do so ,so i can live with that

Professionals! Give me a break. I would expect professionals to be articulate, know how to express themselves with grammatical coherence and be able to spell. Mind you I expect the real professionals are too busy being professional to write some of the moronic stuff some of those claimants post here. :lol:
by silhouette
Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:47 pm
 
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Re: How to make Cubase accept mono outputs?

I have not got Cubase open at the minute. Here is my idea. Create a mono output channel. Route the mono synth output to this channel. Then you can export an audio track into Cubase.

I have now opened Cubase and downloaded Monomate - that works fine for me. I have however jBridged it as I also run in 64bit. Try doing that.

http://jstuff.wordpress.com/jbridge/
by silhouette
Thu May 01, 2014 11:04 am
 
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Re: batch editing audio

Perhaps you could explain more clearly what you intend to do. Bouncing events within the project to individual tracks again within the project?
by silhouette
Sun May 04, 2014 2:08 pm
 
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Re: normalize in cubase

I am a Sound Forge user and when I burn a cd of my stuff I use CD Architect where you can normalise and alter the volume of each individual track. I am afraid that I am not familiar with Wavelab but it sounds like a similar function. Unfortunately it has to take place outside Cubase, as it (Cubase) is not an editing suite. :(
by silhouette
Tue May 13, 2014 1:02 am
 
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Re: Cubase Not Importing WAV files

Have you tried converting the bitrate of one of your samples?

Can you export them at a different bitrate from FL?
by silhouette
Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:12 pm
 
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Re: Cubase 7.5 and Komplete 9 Ultimate

I have K9 and the only issue that I have had is with Studio Drummer and CPU usage being on the high side. I had to disable the multi core option in Kontakt as NI support advised me that with the multi-core on in Cubase it is not needed in Kontakt and can cause erratic cpu consumption.

Otherwise it has been fantastic for me.
by silhouette
Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:48 pm
 
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Re: 8

Well that is good. Perhaps we can relax and get on with the music and maybe have more money for *********.
Shame on you for mentioning that word!
by silhouette
Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:07 pm
 
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Re: Cubase 8 before end of 2014?

I won't be buying Cubase 8 as I've only brought Cubase 7.5 which is now updated to 7.5.3. It works fine, but it seriously lacks midi inserts and enough VSTs.

If you are anything like the rest of us you will have more than you could possibly use in a couple of years. I am currently in the VST Anonymous 10 step rehabilitation program. I have lost my home, my wife and my sanity.
by silhouette
Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:40 pm
 
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Re: Cubase 8 before end of 2014?

Come on guys! This is a very tedious issue. I would rather have a period of peace to get on with the music. I am not that keen to give Steinberg more money for the privilege of being a beta tester. Don't get me wrong - I love Cubase and am grateful to SB for all the improvements given, but I could do without all the issues for a while.

I have got my head around a new workflow and am fairly happy at the moment. There are a number of outstanding issues that many of us would like to be fixed. I could live without 8 for at least another year.

There seems to be a thing today that involves endless upgrading or updating, which I feel adds to us feeling more anxious and stressed.
by silhouette
Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:34 am
 
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Re: Daylight saving changed = Cubase plugin rescan [again]

As an ex-teacher who has had to deal with the knock on effects of a classroom of computers and the time it has taken out of my schedule to sort it out, I find it diffucult to feel that this is a useful "feature" Psychophant. I am sorry but you are beginning to come across as the nuisance caller you can't get rid of.
by silhouette
Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:09 pm
 
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Re: Disillusioned cubase artist 7.5 user

I have to say TicoPhil that the learning curve involved in getting to grips with a very complex software like Cubase is daunting. I know I had a lot of issues just like everyone here when I started. The troubleshooting is the key way you develop skills. The day spent not getting any sound until you realise that you left a box un-ticked is the kind of thing that has happened to me time and time again. The more you use Cubase the better you will get.

We know that there are no stupid questions a beginner can ask. Because we have all asked them.
by silhouette
Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:50 pm
 
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Re: Cubase 8 - coming soon?

I left the thread alone to go and make some music. That seems to be what is lacking here!
I am not sure that I understand this hunger for C8. As soon as we get a new version everyone is complaining that their workflow is ruined, things don't work and they are going to revert to Cubase 5 which was when they were happiest.

I have always found that the more stuff you have the more difficult it is to make a decision. Creativity is the important thing - not the latest piece of software. That's what makes this thread funny/peculiar.
by silhouette
Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:01 pm
 
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Re: Cubase Mastering PLEASE RESPOND!

enjneer wrote:Started new thread so we're no longer OT:
viewtopic.php?t=69212
Let's duke it out there!


Whoops!!
by silhouette
Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:34 pm
 
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Re: removing older versions of cubase

I would wait a while yet until you are sure everything works. There may be a project that won't open in 8 and you will need to find out why - it may be a plugin. However, you might have to do some work on that project.
Don't act in haste.
by silhouette
Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:04 pm
 
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Re: Cubase 8 Pro Performance

Have you looked on Task Manager/Performance to see what is actually happening with core management.
I would advise going through all the vst plugins switching them off one at a time to see if there might be some compatibility problems. I have had issues with a couple of plugins.
One thought. If you use Kontakt a lot try switching off multi-core support in the Kontakt pref as NI supporttold me that it is not advisable to have that enabled if Multi-Core is enabled in Cubase.
by silhouette
Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:16 pm
 
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Re: Cubase 8 Pro Performance

I am sorry but the difference between the waveforms seem less than conclusive to me. Especially given that we don't know the audio interface you are using and of course the monitors that you use. The only way you might be able to prove this hypothesis is to use test tones at different frequencies to achieve stable and reliable results. Freezing the playback of a piece of music at a certain point will almost certainly produce differing results owing to complexity of the waveform and the inexactitude of stopping in exactly the same place.
At 96 hkz it is sampling a much wider frequency range at the top and the bottom as you can see on the graph. In other words more top end and bottom end, as well as more detail in the midrange. In this case above 10khz and below 20hz.
by silhouette
Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:23 pm
 
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Re: Cubase 8...Hard on the eyes?


Cubase 7 started a new GUI direction (going over the top - new fashion), making it more "childish" IMO.

Since I joined here I have read many of the threads regarding the new mixer, and just have to agree on the Hovering thing/issue in the mixer. Awful design.

If by "childish" you means a simpler less fussy design, then I am all for that. Do I want something that is a perfect visual reproduction of an actual three dimensional mixer? Well no I don't. Why would you want all that visual clutter. I am a bit bored of that kind of retro-vintage visual design. This should be a modern bit of kit and should look like it. Fab Filter seem to be able to create their own identity.
In any case what is pro design? Please tell me. I went to Art School and I don't think that I ever came across that term, just good or bad design.
by silhouette
Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:16 pm
 
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Re: How to import all of my 7.5 presets

I thought this was going to be easy before I read your list.
I am on a PC.
However once I went to AppData>Roaming>Steinberg>Cubase7.5_64 I could not find anything on your list, as I imagine you tried.
Local Disk.Users>Owner>My Docs>Steinberg revealed my FX Chain Presets and Strip Presets. However nothing on your list.

I searched and found this:
https://www.steinberg.net/en/support/knowledgebase_new/show_details/kb_show/cubase-and-nuendo-program-preferences-files-in-detail/

It leads to the AppData folder but it does explain where things are.
by silhouette
Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:34 pm
 
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Re: how to spread audio files on project window?

The importing process will ask you whether you want each file on a separate track or on one track
File>Import>Audio File
by silhouette
Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:46 pm
 
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Re: CUBASE 8 is JUNK!


I always smile when I see a satisfied user on the forum who sings SB praise over one particular aspect that helps them in their daily life and on balance this tends to happen more often than idle talk about business models and treatment of customers.

(Edit - I think the above post has been subsequently edited.)

Surely it is not idle talk to complain about something as important to many business users as MCU? Which obviously is not helping them in their daily life.
Evangelism has never been a helpful approach to living, as it relies upon blind faith to resolve what are essentially practical real-life problems. In many ways I share your appreciation of Cubase, as indeed do many others. However as a family discussing what we feel to be important issues can only help to make things better - not to mention letting off steam.

Steinberg have made the decision not to comment on these issues, which in my opinion does not help a great deal.

I don't have many of the current issues but I can empathise with those that do.
by silhouette
Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:22 am
 
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Re: 8.0.5 Still no minimize button?

I don't actually have anything against the menu bar. Admittedly I don't use my computer for anything else when Cubase is open. It also acts as a reminder that I have not shut down Cubase. It usually resides at the top of my right monitor. It does not get in the way of anything. I will soon be running three monitors and it will still be on the far right. It does not annoy me that I can't minimise it.

The question I would ask is why is it annoying? I know that it does not conform to normal way of doing things. Others have said that it is contrary to Windows best practice for GUI design. I've kinda got used to it.

So perhaps someone can explain why it is such a problem? Is it a single monitor issue? That I could understand.
by silhouette
Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:24 am
 
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Re: Copy paste,paste,paste

HughH wrote:Or .

You can drag and copy by using Alt and positioning the cursor over the lower right of the last part until you see a pencil - then click and drag for as many copies as you need.

Sometimes I'm not sure how many copies I need and this works well for me.

Hugh


Wow I did not know that! :o
by silhouette
Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:32 am
 
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Re: Cubase 8 Pro was not ready for public release

characterstudios you don't seem to be making much sense to me. When people say wait for the demo, they are meaning that the demo is usually released when the major bugs are sorted. Which kind of knocks a hole in your second argument.

Your first argument is undermined by the fact that all those users have a perfectly workable alternative on their machine already. Inconvenient and annoying even, but hardly a deal breaker when these issues will get sorted. If I had wanted to go will Pro Tools I'd be spending more money than I would like for something that looks a lot worse and gets even more complaints and the plugins cost more. Logic, a glorified Garage Band? No thanks! I'll stick with Cubase and I guess a lot of others will.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not altogether happy but I can live with it for a while because I know the alternatives are a) worse b) going to cost me more money c) having looked at and used the competition (with friends who use them) I don't like them.
by silhouette
Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:44 pm
 
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Re: Instrument Track Controls - How to access them?

If you go to the extreme right to the top of the arrange page. Second from the left is a window pane under the Cubase icon - click on that and a widow pops up - tick the Inspector box. Then the track inspector is visible. It does not look exactly like you image but all the buttons and controls are there. Obviously you have to have the instrument track that you want highlighted.
by silhouette
Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:47 pm
 
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Re: Cubase Caught Red-handed

Sounds like this should be set to music..........Oh but you can't.
by silhouette
Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:02 pm
 
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Re: Best Audio Interface for Cubase-Thoughts/Opinions

Don't know the UCX. Silhouette mentioned the "FireFace UC..."

I haven't seen any USB interfaces that performed reliably enough for me to call "professional level," that's all. I'd love to know if anyone's rocking one out!

Three years ago when I was looking for a new soundcard I rang up support at RME as I was thinking about getting a PCI based unit. The support guy said that it was their contention that the USB drivers in many previous cards from other companies were badly written. As a company they had spent a long time researching this problem. I said that as a guitar player I was wanting low latency. He replied "exactly, which is why I think you will find the USB version will do exactly what you want".Like enjneer I had been very prejudiced against USB units. I talked with the guy's who were building my new computer and they confirmed they were seeing excellent results too, so I went ahead.

Two things stood out immediately. 1 the sound quality was so much better than my previous card. 2 the gliching at lower latencies were gone. Also the build quality was fantastic. I even liked the Total Mix software once I understood it.

Which leaves me with the inescapable conclusion that this is a company I will stick with.
by silhouette
Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:35 am
 
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Re: Cubase 8 and UAD-2/Apollo

You know it ought to be a requirement that everyone includes their set-up in their signature as it saves a lot of time.

I have not had any issues with the latency that a few users have reported. I am using Asio Guard on the Low setting. It will probably take UAD two or more years to get around to endorsing 8. It took them long enough with 7.

My feeling is that it is fine. I have tried using UAD plugins in a live guitar track - I was monitoring through them without any significant latency. Pressing the constrain delay button made little discernible difference. Whether that would be the same on a Mac I have no ideas.
by silhouette
Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:37 am
 
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Re: Cubase 8 Pro was not ready for public release

What I find difficult to get my head around is the number of "professionals" who are complaining about Cubase 8. Many exclaiming indignantly that it's bad for business. I understand their disappointment, but what an earth is any professional worth their salt upgrading for use in their studio at this point in the cycle. You have to stay with what works. However if those users are just in the process of testing 8 and have no intention of using it with clients fine.

Much as I have sympathy for the problems that users have had (and I seem to have had a few myself),it was our own decision to upgrade. There was no gun to our heads. We have a duty to our own sanity to be wary of new software. We certainly cannot afford to be a hostage to fortune by being totally reliant upon it from day one.

Actually my main complaint at the moment is the lack of dialogue between Steinberg and their user base. I am not for one moment suggesting that they get involved in the forum debates. A locked statement at the top of this forum would be helpful - an acknowledgement of the main issues and a time-scale to deal with these issues - perhaps a general idea of their vision for this software.
by silhouette
Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:35 pm
 
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Re: Cubase 6.5 the fastest and trouble-free Cubase?

Sorry, but your poll sucks. How can throw Cubase 7 , 7.5. and 8 into the same pot ?

7 sucked
7.5. is decent
8 sucks

site note: I will never buy a release below .5

Given that I think that 6 and 6.5 were awful experiences for me, logically I should then say that your opinion sucks. Which of course I am not!!!! Only by implication, and then only by accident. :lol:
However, it is more complicated than that. Something about my system did not like 6.xx and yet was ok with 7 and 8. God knows what that was,because I don't.
A lot of the stuff we see on the forum is the result of system incompatibilities. If we can't police our systems how on earth can SB?

For most people I would say that all these versions worked fine. The only people complaining are a relatively small number of people on this forum. Why should that be?

A lot of it is to do with third party applications like Slate that for some reason are falling foul of the changes in 8. Some of it is possibly due to the endless upgrading over the top of previous installs and as a result errors start creeping in. Some of it is users experimenting with all kinds of, ahem... unofficial solutions in an effort to solve an issue. Some of it is running a system that is not man enough for the task...........not enough memory......too slow a cpu.....old graphic card/sound card drivers.

That is not to say that there are not problems with 8. I was serious when I said that I lose less time dealing with stability issues in the current version. 6 was a total nightmare for me, so it is strange and illogical to hear other users sing it's praises.
by silhouette
Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:13 pm
 
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Re: Cubase 6.5 the fastest and trouble-free Cubase?

6 Crashed all the time for me - freezes, BSOD you name it. It was a great relief to work with 7 as I have not had any of that dramatic stuff since. Actually 8 has not crashed for me either. Despite the click issue I have wasted less time with stability issues than I ever did in 6 & 6.5.
by silhouette
Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:38 pm
 
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Re: Uh oh it's that CP8 again

If this is a bug then there would be a lot more reports of it. This is the first I have seen a report of this problem - which does not mean there have not been reports.I take it you have not used Time Warp?
I have spent some time exploring all the possibilities and I am afraid I have not come up with a rational answer. None of the projects I have opened exhibit this behaviour. I'll keep it in mind though.
by silhouette
Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:12 pm
 
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Re: A general hint

Hi to all :)

Please, do not hijack my thread :). This was NOT meant to be a General "Manual" discussion-thread.

I am finally repeating my advise: Read the Manual, at least roughly. Do that even if you dont yet understand the individual Points. Do not go into Details. Read the Manual with the Intention to create a mental index of what the product can do and where things are discussed.

This is extremely helpful.

And yes, just to leave no doubt: The Manual is hard for beginners and it is definitely not a good reference Manual.
If Steinberg wanted to make a great Manual it would have to privde a user guide plus a reference Manual (like the ones that come with Motif Workstations). But even those cannot address every entrypoint or every Level of the Reader.

BR, Ernst

Sigh!!!!
If you start a thread where you are advising people to read the manual, you are going to get a discussion of the manual.
There have been a number of times I have read part of the manual, been confused and gone to You Tube for clarity.
The thing about a manual is context. The assumption that you know a number of other techniques or concepts related to the explanation is often the problem with manuals.

I am a teacher and I know that my students do not learn from a text book alone. The teacher contextualises the information in the text book and gives practical exercises to help that information make sense. Manuals only really begin to make sense when you have acquired a sufficient level of knowledge and experience. Unfortunately many people find that understanding the way language is used can also be a barrier to comprehension. This can be exacerbated by the use of technical jargon. When I started I was very confused as to what a "clip" was. Go to the index to find "clip" and you see a reference to clip editing - it tells you all about editing a clip, but not what a clip is.

Reading the manual is useful, but not always helpful.
by silhouette
Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:08 pm
 
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Re: C8 Pro: Best Cubase ever?

Well apart from the erratic click - the impossible drop-down menus in most vst's - the non functioning MCU - the text issue - mixer width not being remembered.

I can report that everything is peachy. Now remind me when is the next overdue update?
by silhouette
Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:05 am
 
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Re: Thanks for the 8.010 release update

+1 its welcome you posted the news Guillermo (delay or otherwise..!)

Bob
(don't forget the 'thank' button folks..)

Thanks for what exactly? Thanks for a delay in fixing what they should have got right in the first place? Steinberg have often informed us when an update is imminent. What I don't see is any "sorry for the delay folks".
I was patient with the advent of C7 and appreciated that the many changes that were introduced would take time to bed in.
I was surprised by the number of fundamental errors in C8. Many of my vsti's are broken. For instance I cannot change the kit pieces in BFD3 as well as the fiddly drop-down menu work-around. The click does not work. Automap no longer works with 8 and I can't use MCI.
You are right I am a fool. I bought a new computer and only set it up with 8. There are many things I love about 8 and I am sure it will be great when finally sorted, but I think Steinberg have not been very forthcoming with acknowledgement of these issues. I will certainly not upgrade next time until I am sure the new version is working as it should.
by silhouette
Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:43 pm
 
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Re: Blank GUI Central

Jalcide I can appreciate your issues and frustration having spent nearly two weeks fettling a new computer.

I do have a few questions?
Are you using VST3 plugins?
Are you using 32 bit plugins?
Are you maxing (or close to) your memory?

I know that u-he has recommended for the time being that only the VST2 plugins be used. There was a long post on KVR about the difficulty they had writing the code for VST3. I have heard talk that some developers have not written the graphics coding as well as they could.

I am having an issue with Positive Grid's Bias. All I get is the image of the plugin with the rotating wheel of death - no crash but the plugin works, but I cannot edit. I get a half blank screen with Linplug's Spectral - although if I toggle the GUI on and off it sometimes comes back.

The memory issue was one that affected me and the reason for upgrading my computer. I was getting a lot of blank GUI's on some of my larger projects. Just a thought.Bear in mind that a 12 gig project also has to deal with system memory etc.

I don't run any 32 bit plugins now as they only work with JBridge - and I can't be bothered.

With regard to moving to a new DAW I guess it is a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire. My feeling is that you will only exchange one set of issues for another. Steinberg will get this right eventually and Cubase will be all the better for it. I have tried a number of other DAWS and not been that impressed to be honest. Funnily the one I hated most was Logic when helping a friend with an project followed closely by Pro Tools which has probably the most uninspiring GUI I have ever seen.
by silhouette
Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:25 pm
 
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Re: Cubase Navigation is the worst!


This is where you're wrong and that's the point of this whole thread. To be able to use only one hand while the other one is on a piano keyboard or a drum pad or a fader or...

Actually I think this is where you are wrong. I am right handed and can envision very few occasions where I would be using a keyboard with my left hand whilst manipulating a mouse with my right. I don't play a guitar with one hand and if I play a keyboard with one hand the left is usually manipulating the mod wheel. If I am editing Cubase with the mouse my left hand is not occupied with another (different) task. So no time is wasted pressing a keyboard shortcut.

I do agree that some of the tool functions could be juiced up, but this whole multi-tasking stuff is cobblers. Perhaps I am not up with the new ways of doing things! I am however pretty happy with how I do it. How can you edit while playing a keyboard.......this I have to see. I would rather concentrate upon one thing at a time to get the best results from both.
by silhouette
Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:17 pm
 
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