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Re: 7.5.20 Impressions...

Postby Rocksteady1982 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:26 am

Hitpoints detection still inaccurate. No triplet grid in audio editor. No multitrack warping.
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Re: 7.5.20 Impressions...

Postby marQs » Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:29 am

lukasbrooklyn wrote:i am still waiting for 'channel zapping' using control+click to be restored. :/


This one, yes... +1000
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Re: 7.5.20 Impressions...

Postby Antonio Escobar » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:23 am

The video out bug is still here. I've been reporting it for a year now. Awful
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Re: 7.5.20 Impressions...

Postby Guillermo » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:28 am

Hello,

Antonio Escobar wrote:The video out bug is still here. I've been reporting it for a year now. Awful


The problem with this "bug", is that it is not consistent across all systems, some have it and some don't.
It happens to me sometimes but only when I have left Cubase idle for a couple of hours, then I save the project and close Cubase.
Still we are making some tests and unfortunately we haven't figured out what is causing it.
First we need to know what causes it and then we can fix it.
Do you have a step by step guide to reproduce it?

Best regards,
GN
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Re: 7.5.20 Impressions...

Postby Antonio Escobar » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:33 am

Guillermo wrote:Hello,

Antonio Escobar wrote:The video out bug is still here. I've been reporting it for a year now. Awful


The problem with this "bug", is that it is not consistent across all systems, some have it and some don't.
It happens to me sometimes but only when I have left Cubase idle for a couple of hours, then I save the project and close Cubase.
Still we are making some tests and unfortunately we haven't figured out what is causing it.
First we need to know what causes it and then we can fix it.
Do you have a step by step guide to reproduce it?

Best regards,
GN


Thanks for replying.
No, I don't have a step by step guide, but it happens randomly. Sometimes closing a project, sometimes in the middle of a session, sometimes when idle for a while. Some users report to happen just in 64 bits. Anyway I think it is a major bug for this kind of software.
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Re: 7.5.20 Impressions...

Postby Ian s » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:36 am

I have C5 - C7.5 all installed. No issues.
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Re: 7.5.20 Impressions...

Postby Joemensor » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:16 pm

All I had to do with Reaper was download the White Tie Imperial Theme.

http://www.houseofwhitetie.com/reaper/imperial/wt_imperial.html

If only Cubase looked like that, genuinely thinking of jumping ship after seeing this.
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Re: 7.5.20 Impressions...

Postby Centralmusic » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:22 pm

LOL.
Imperial Theme? yes, it looks great.
But...
It´s ONLY the mixer (!) - incl. stupid tiny buttons!!, not scalable, problems with small flat screens, e.g. :roll:
nevertheless:
Reaper´s menu´s, plugin windows, preferences, etc. etc. looks like Office Windows 95 GUI style (!)
very ugly. Sorry.

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Re: 7.5.20 Impressions...

Postby theRoyal1 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:33 pm

Guillermo wrote:Hello,

Antonio Escobar wrote:The video out bug is still here. I've been reporting it for a year now. Awful


The problem with this "bug", is that it is not consistent across all systems, some have it and some don't.
It happens to me sometimes but only when I have left Cubase idle for a couple of hours, then I save the project and close Cubase.
Still we are making some tests and unfortunately we haven't figured out what is causing it.
First we need to know what causes it and then we can fix it.
Do you have a step by step guide to reproduce it?

Best regards,
GN

Wow... Thx for the honesty. I don't have this problem (Video not the honesty lol) but kudos on the transparency!

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Re: 7.5.20 Impressions...

Postby jpgtr » Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:54 pm

Joemensor wrote:
All I had to do with Reaper was download the White Tie Imperial Theme.

http://www.houseofwhitetie.com/reaper/imperial/wt_imperial.html

If only Cubase looked like that, genuinely thinking of jumping ship after seeing this.


No thanks. Having software look like the actual hardware for the sake of, well, looking like actual hardware can actually be counter-productive. There's a word for this: (practically word-of-the-year for 2013, thanks to the iOS7 re-design) Skeumorphism.
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Re: 7.5.20 Impressions...

Postby Centralmusic » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:25 pm

jpgtr wrote:
Joemensor wrote:
All I had to do with Reaper was download the White Tie Imperial Theme.

http://www.houseofwhitetie.com/reaper/imperial/wt_imperial.html

If only Cubase looked like that, genuinely thinking of jumping ship after seeing this.


No thanks. Having software look like the actual hardware for the sake of, well, looking like actual hardware can actually be counter-productive. There's a word for this: (practically word-of-the-year for 2013, thanks to the iOS7 re-design) Skeumorphism.

+ 1.
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Arguments against skeuomorphism in digital design

The arguments against skeuomorphic design are that skeuomorphic interface elements use metaphors that are more difficult to operate and take up more screen space than standard interface elements, that this breaks operating system interface design standards, that it causes an inconsistent look and feel between applications,[13] that skeuomorphic interface elements rarely incorporate numeric input or feedback for accurately setting a value, that many users may have no experience with the original device being emulated, and that skeuomorphic design limits creativity by grounding the experience to physical counterparts.[14]

Apple Inc., while under the direction of Steve Jobs, was known for its wide usage of skeuomorphic designs in various applications. The debate over the merits of Apple's extensive use of skeuomorphism became the subject of substantial media attention in October 2012, a year after Jobs' death, largely as the result of the reported resignation of Scott Forstall, described as "the most vocal and high-ranking proponent of the visual design style favored by Mr. Jobs". Apple designer Jonathan Ive, who took over some of Forstall's responsibilities and had "made his distaste for the visual ornamentation in Apple’s mobile software known within the company", was expected to move the company toward a less skeuomorphic aesthetic.[15] With the announcement of iOS 7 at WWDC, Apple officially shifted from skeuomorphism to a more simplified design, thus beginning the so-called "death of skeuomorphism."[16]


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Re: 7.5.20 Impressions...

Postby Jalcide » Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:50 pm

Joemensor wrote:
All I had to do with Reaper was download the White Tie Imperial Theme.

http://www.houseofwhitetie.com/reaper/imperial/wt_imperial.html

If only Cubase looked like that, genuinely thinking of jumping ship after seeing this.


Yes, it's very nice. As are a couple other themes (RADO is another one I'm using).

The problem is that it has zero hope of ever becoming "resolution independent" across Retina (and PC equivalents).

Not a big issue now for most of us, but it already affects Apple / Retina laptop users.

I'm glad to see Cubase taking these future-proofing steps toward a true, scalable, razor-sharp, resolution independent UI, but there are tradeoffs: growing pains.

A lot of the complaints about font sizes and clarity are likely a causality on a larger battle Steinberg is waging for us, behind the curtain.

I know it's not an easy battle for them, as they used to be king of the pixel-perfect font thing (one of the reasons I gravitated toward earlier versions) -- so their designers definitely "get it."

Having the pixel-perfect, almost photo-realistic look and having resolution independence is really hard problem to solve.
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Re: 7.5.20 Impressions...

Postby BriHar » Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:53 pm

Joemensor wrote:
All I had to do with Reaper was download the White Tie Imperial Theme.
...
If only Cubase looked like that, genuinely thinking of jumping ship after seeing this.

Some get attracted by shiny things... :lol:
I second your intention to jump ship!
...yes I think it can be easily done, just take everything down to Highway 61.

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Re: 7.5.20 Impressions...

Postby Sonik » Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:16 pm

Antonio Escobar wrote:
Guillermo wrote:Hello,

Antonio Escobar wrote:The video out bug is still here. I've been reporting it for a year now. Awful


The problem with this "bug", is that it is not consistent across all systems, some have it and some don't.
It happens to me sometimes but only when I have left Cubase idle for a couple of hours, then I save the project and close Cubase.
Still we are making some tests and unfortunately we haven't figured out what is causing it.
First we need to know what causes it and then we can fix it.
Do you have a step by step guide to reproduce it?

Best regards,
GN


Thanks for replying.
No, I don't have a step by step guide, but it happens randomly. Sometimes closing a project, sometimes in the middle of a session, sometimes when idle for a while. Some users report to happen just in 64 bits. Anyway I think it is a major bug for this kind of software.


I've this bug constantly on the mac 64bits.. :?
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Re: 7.5.20 Impressions...

Postby greggybud » Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:34 pm

jpgtr wrote:No thanks. Having software look like the actual hardware for the sake of, well, looking like actual hardware can actually be counter-productive.


It would be interesting to see the demographics of those who prefer software looking like actual hardware vs. the opposite.

I would guess those who grew up on real mix consoles would prefer the ones that look like hardware, and those who grew up on a DAW or not using a real mix console would prefer Steinbergs mix console. (Even though it could be said that is a compromise between the two.)

In the future, I think you can see which way this is going to go.
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Re: 7.5.20 Impressions...

Postby G-string » Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:59 pm

Guillermo wrote:Hello,

Antonio Escobar wrote:The video out bug is still here. I've been reporting it for a year now. Awful


The problem with this "bug", is that it is not consistent across all systems, some have it and some don't.
It happens to me sometimes but only when I have left Cubase idle for a couple of hours, then I save the project and close Cubase.
Still we are making some tests and unfortunately we haven't figured out what is causing it.
First we need to know what causes it and then we can fix it.
Do you have a step by step guide to reproduce it?

Best regards,
GN


And you can bet your pants on this being the main reason loads of users suffer with these issues while the other lot of us don't !
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Re: 7.5.20 Impressions...

Postby theRoyal1 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:00 pm

Joemensor wrote:
All I had to do with Reaper was download the White Tie Imperial Theme.

http://www.houseofwhitetie.com/reaper/imperial/wt_imperial.html

If only Cubase looked like that, genuinely thinking of jumping ship after seeing this.

I had mentioned this in another comparisons thread but it is quite embarrassing that Cubase looks like a toy compared to some of the other DAWs.

Luckily I won't go form over function but it really is a slap in the face....


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Re: 7.5.20 Impressions...

Postby Antonio Escobar » Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:15 pm

theRoyal1 wrote:
Joemensor wrote:
All I had to do with Reaper was download the White Tie Imperial Theme.

http://www.houseofwhitetie.com/reaper/imperial/wt_imperial.html

If only Cubase looked like that, genuinely thinking of jumping ship after seeing this.

I had mentioned this in another comparisons thread but it is quite embarrassing that Cubase looks like a toy compared to some of the other DAWs.

Luckily I won't go form over function but it really is a slap in the face....


:geek:


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Re: 7.5.20 Impressions...

Postby luiza177 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:37 pm

To be honest, I really don't like that design or even the MixConsole's design in general. I appreciate its newer functionalities over the C6's mixer, but design-wise I'll take that over the MixConsole anytime.
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Re: 7.5.20 Impressions...

Postby fenderchris » Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:43 pm

greggybud wrote:
jpgtr wrote:No thanks. Having software look like the actual hardware for the sake of, well, looking like actual hardware can actually be counter-productive.


It would be interesting to see the demographics of those who prefer software looking like actual hardware vs. the opposite.

I would guess those who grew up on real mix consoles would prefer the ones that look like hardware, and those who grew up on a DAW or not using a real mix console would prefer Steinbergs mix console. (Even though it could be said that is a compromise between the two.)

In the future, I think you can see which way this is going to go.


I think we all like software that looks like hardware to some extent - Does anybody not like the realism of the UAD plugin graphics?!
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Re: 7.5.20 Impressions...

Postby Rotund » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:22 pm

I wish Steinberg could hire the "White Tie" guy.
(SAW, Cubase VST, Nuendo 1-6, Protools, Samplitude)
None of them look as refined as this theme.

It isn't only the mixer as someone stated.
Maybe you didn't realize what you were looking at.
Small buttons? Not really...Much better then hovering, waiting and missing the mark
because there are too many controls stuffed into too small an area.

Yesterday I was trying to remove three plugins in Nuendo6.0.7.
I was using the "No Effect" method. Clicking on the right side of the slot trying to get the
scroll window to select no effect. It took me 4 tries because the next slot over kept
trying to open its drop down. The controls are too close and too fiddly to be used quickly.
Yea, I know you can click and press delete. (my usual method)
But, I was temporarily working one handed.

In the past, I've worked on 80 channel Neves, SSLs and even API consoles.
I could care less about it looking like the hardware.
But when you stare at a piece of software for 8-10-14 hours a day...
Anyway, clear and functional is what I need.

I realize that this Reaper theme was done by someone who donated their own time and
it was a labor of love. Maybe Steinberg needs to find someone in love with Cubase and Nuendo.

Where is the passion?

I don't mean to bash Cubendo here. It is still my fav and I use it everyday.
(with growing frustration) I think seeing this should wake them up a bit.
The competition is real.
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Re: 7.5.20 Impressions...

Postby iBM » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:03 pm

I agree a 100% with Rotund.

I re-started my mixing career here:
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Re: 7.5.20 Impressions...

Postby fireinthefishtank » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:54 am

Rotund wrote:I realize that this Reaper theme was done by someone who donated their own time and
it was a labor of love. Maybe Steinberg needs to find someone in love with Cubase and Nuendo.

Where is the passion?

I don't mean to bash Cubendo here. It is still my fav and I use it everyday.
(with growing frustration) I think seeing this should wake them up a bit.
The competition is real.


I totally agree! I wish Steinberg would give us more customization options or hire a guy like white tie. The edit window is great and I really cant complain about the look. The idea behind the mix console is on the right track but the graphics need to be given serious consideration. As they are now, they look like: Microsoft Excel meets Logic 5.5

The spread sheet look is really not that flattering. The boys from Fab Filter seem to have the right ideas for clean, modern, user friendly gui-s.

It wouldn't really take that much to clean the mix console up.
The over abundance of grid lines and the cheap paper texture looking background isn't working that well for my taste. The latest gray framed incarnation of the loudness meter is reminiscent of something you'd buy at radio shack 30 years ago, or of one of the first cell phone prototypes.


The attached pic is old and Ive posted this a while ago. It was an attempt to see how the look could be changed so it has a bit more tactile feel and a cleaner work flow while still respecting the topology of the MC. It was really a product of curiosity. The pink meters are 80s inspired as I was working on stuff that was 80s sounding. :D I keep mine the default color.


I am not a professional graphic designer and did it just for myself. I'm sure there are even guys on this forum who'd kick ass if they gave it a go.

C'mon Steiny, give us some gloss.

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Re: 7.5.20 Impressions...

Postby Brock » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:17 am

fireinthefishtank wrote:The attached pic is old and Ive posted this a while ago. It was an attempt to see how the look could be changed so it has a bit more tactile feel and a cleaner work flow while still respecting the topology of the MC. It was really a product of curiosity. The pink meters are 80s inspired as I was working on stuff that was 80s sounding. :D I keep mine the default color.
Best,
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That looks great! I've posted a few times about how the first release of the new mixer in 7 looked much better than the present version (see viewtopic.php?f=184&t=58467, viewtopic.php?f=184&t=55081, and viewtopic.php?f=184&t=51827). I strongly dislike the new pale grey background behind the meters - it's like all the definition and vibrance is gone and we're left with a grey, murky mess.

How did you achieve what you posted in the screenshot?
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Re: 7.5.20 Impressions...

Postby fireinthefishtank » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:35 am

Hi Brock,

Its just photo shop. Thanks for the positive feedback!! I agree with you, the gray background looks like a draft design that was photo copied too many times with the ink running low. It definitely lacks the crispness and vibrancy. I don't know how hard it is to implement more user customization for the gui, but it would be great to have those options at least.

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