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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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