For me steinberg must change its point of view toward a producer perspective...cubase is probably the best daw for mixing, but it lacks on the side of creativity....i mean, the automation system is the same from cubase sx, nothing is really changed....there is not a modular or a pseudo-modular enviroment where a modulation source can modulate multiple parameters (plugins, volume, pan, etc..) at once. The quickcontrols are so limited that i think that not many of us use them. Why add another reverb, another compressor, another eq, another tape simulation, who needs these?? We have all the tools for a great mixing and if you abosuletly need another tape simulation go to Slate digital and buy the Virtual tape machine or Nebula or another one. I would like that cubase becomes more then a solid daw for mixing and arranging, but an enviroment that inspires me, and actually i miss this factor in cubase. Steinberg should take a look to other daws like ableton, bitwig, flstudio and take some good ideas from them (why not??).
For example, why not add hybrid tracks in cubase 8 with a real bounce in place function? You can have midi and audio on the same track and bounce in place midi to audio...how powerful is this? Why not invest your energies in new ideas to improove creativity and workflow in cubase, instead of adding new reverb and compressors?
couldn't agree more. I don't need any compressor, reverb or synth from steinberg. I can buy them from small independent developpers or big companies, cheap or expensive, there's alot to choose from. I never used any cubase softsynth once in my life.
As for console emulations, they all sound like crap to me. When compared to real analog summing anyway.
Maybe Steinberg could model analog summing within cubase's mix console? Emulating crosstalk between channels and non linearities, a bit like an enhanced version of Protools Heat. But if they're planning in giving us "another" crap console emulation plugin, please don't. Everybody already owns one of these (Waves NLS, sonimus satson, slate digital VCC, sknote, nebula whatever).