Any modern musician will like to walk into a real-world recording studio and see a nice big analog mixing desk, like a Neve or SSL or Trident etc, right? So, we are simply asking for this to be built-in, integrated as part of Cubase; who would take issue with such a request? This is the holy grail, the ideal scenario, this would be the pinnacle of modern DAWs to offer us such a working space with the sound of 'real' big-name analog mixing desks and master-bus compressors and tape saturation etc, and i'm not the only one that feels this way, apparently Cakewalk agree, Sonar X3 has provided this in their DAW.
They call it the "Pro Channel" and it's built into Sonar as the central component of the mixing console, offering THREE emulations of famed big name classic analog mixing desks, and they even add emulations of classic hardware EQs, compressors and tape saturation as part of the package; surely this should be the aim for the best modern DAW scenario, to have such options 'built-in', meaning we never need to go to a real-world expensive recoding studio again just to get 'That sound'.
The Slate-Digital emulations are authentic, but they are 'plugins', i'm requesting that we have these algorithms built-in to Cubase's mixer as if we have three very expensive analog mixing desks at our disposal, this would be real nice to have.
What you are describing is precisely a 'niche' DAW. What you get what you add this kind of things you lose somewhere else. There are other DAW's that are already dedicated to such tasks, I don't think it is right for Cubase.
There is no comparison between real studio desks and a DAW, that is a apples to oranges comparison and any real Pro will recognize the attributes of every single piece of gear or software and know what each one is good for. Any piece of gear no matter how good or how bad is more or less exceptional at one particular thing. DAW that support 3rd parties are good at being extremely versatile, because of what 3rd parties have to offer.
Anyways, Cubase already has some emulation built in and I'm sure they will expand on that in the future but already so many users do NOT use the built in emulation in favor of customized plugins and workflow.
I wouldn't mind some more filter eq options myself but I don't want the whole Mix Console to be configured for the 'built-in' options.