Better than advertised

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Better than advertised

Postby drde » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:51 am

I bought 7.0 and have been reading the forums since it's release. I just wanted to state that I was afraid to install it for some time because the forums give one the impression that it is an absolute pile of bugs and problems. My experience with 7.0 upgraded to 7.2 has been without incident and the new mixer and chorder etc. is awesome! Just a message for those too nervous to upgrade like I was.
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Re: Better than advetised

Postby egelmett » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:18 am

Thanks for posting this.

After reading the lot of complaints in this forum, I've been debating whether it's even worth it to upgrade, or find a new DAW.

$150.00 is quite a bit when you consider the contenders like Logic (I use Mac) are just a few bucks more. Tracktion is back, and for a lot less $....Studio 1??? Digital Performer offers a competitive upgrade...

It would be nice to hear about the positive experiences too. Just sayin....
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Re: Better than advertised

Postby TheOmegaShadow » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:46 pm

I have to say, i've had experiences with other DAWs, and I always come back to Cubase as my go-to DAW, I'm so fluent in it's work-flow and know all the shortcuts to get what I need done. There is only one thing I desire from another DAW to be integrated into Cubase as an additional feature, and that is a single window layout like logic / studio one, but Cubase 7 has countered that desire with a smarter window behavior.

I've spent the last few days, ~28 hours on a single project and have not had a single crash, show-stoppers or crazy-ness occur, Cubase's reliability it's been this way for me since Cubase 5.

For me, I compose and record in Cubase, I use some outboard synths/FX and only a handful of VSTi & VST-fx plug-ins, some via jBridge, Cubase is more reliable than I can ever remember. There are odd issues sometimes but I find they are usually the host system causing them but I will say, I'm kinda happy there were some bad times in Cubase history for bugginess (CubaseSX 3 was the worst, IMO) , that is how I developed OCD for saving my projects constantly, and making backups of them too. So I rarely ever lose a performance due to a Cubase bug.

My advice to anyone prospectively looking to upgrade is to go ahead, you can always finish your current projects on an older version along side the newer version until you really get it setup with your prefs and give it a good shakedown with all your plug-ins and drivers etc.
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Re: Better than advertised

Postby curteye » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:45 pm

TheOmegaShadow wrote:My advice to anyone prospectively looking to upgrade is to go ahead,

Good advice.
Or at least just try the demo/trial version.
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Re: Better than advertised

Postby monsterjazzlicks » Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:36 pm

i tried the Trial Version of C7 and will defo be upgrading !! :mrgreen:
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Re: Better than advertised

Postby jamusic » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:26 pm

I have to agree.

I've come to realize that with every DAW release, there are some who will experience many bugs, some will have only a few bugs and some who won't have any at all.

And it seems that most, if not all software has the potential for some bugs anyway.

But this summer, I switched from Cakewalk Sonar X2 & Presonus Studio One and really like the surprises that were awaiting me in Cubase.

I don't regret my purchase at all - [full purchase]. It is the only DAW I use now.

It seems far ahead of the other 2 DAWs that I have.

And now the option to control it with just hand gestures using the new 'free' - I repeat 'free' software from Steinberg, when some of the others are just getting around to surface touch control, puts them way ahead!
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Re: Better than advertised

Postby orchetect » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:15 am

I own Pro Tools 11, Logic X, Reaper, and spent years with a myriad of other DAWs (Sonar, DP, etc.) and have thrown everything at all of them. I always come back to Cubase because there's so many workflow features I rely on that are either completely absent or totally screwed up in other DAWs.

Personally I'll take the minor nuisances in Cubase over the major pain in the arse any other DAW presents.
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Re: Better than advertised

Postby SteveInChicago » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:23 pm

+1 to that for sure.
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