emotive wrote:I bought the full version and true, it annoys me sometimes to have to read (searching is good though) through an electronic "book" but that's why I come to the forum, to pick the brains of experts and then try to emulate their grandeur
Worse, since I am still a student (IT) I even have trouble reading the assignments.
Answer: print it out
emotive wrote:If it means more money dedicated to a better quality manual, printed or not then I'm all for *not* having a manual.
It's just how things go unfortunately.
emotive wrote:I (personally) don't want a printed manual because it means that my software will be more expensive and technically I'd be cross-subsidizing those that do.
It makes me wonder why some publishing house hasn't approached SB and asked for the right to print and distribute as well as market tutorials etc., as I'm sure there'd be money in it but to expect SB to wind back the clock on this issue...
... ain't gonna happen
galvinstephen wrote:Anyway let's face it, how many paople actually use every single feature on Cubase? Personally I have little use for Loopmash, although I like it, and do not care if I am 'cross-subsidising' people who use it. We hardly ever use the Score Editor, List editor, Rewire, and many of the MIDI functions because it is not what we do at ABC Studios. Still I am happy to have them available and appreciate the choice of being able to use them or not.
Winter Rat wrote:[
Pretty bad comparison. Manual didn't disappear, it's still there and you CAN use it and read it, so you can get all info you need. And if you really really need it on the paper you can print it. But if they take features away it means that you can't use that stuff any more, never and noway, and you can't have it back without SB.
As for me, I don't need it, it's not a novel or a kind.. and I don't need Cubase to be cheaper for a couple of $, that the manual could cost, I better give those $ to SB team for their pleasure, perhaps they would be a bit happier and meet our needs a bit quicker.
What I really need is have all new undocumented features of every new version of Cubase Hilighted in a separate PDF.
dorremifasol wrote:Nothing stops you from printing your own manual. That's the right way.
Winter Rat wrote:What I really need is have all new undocumented features of every new version of Cubase Hilighted in a separate PDF.
emotive wrote:Winter Rat wrote:What I really need is have all new undocumented features of every new version of Cubase Hilighted in a separate PDF.
Now that you mention, I rather enjoy surprises and am at one with the Steinberg release methodology
emotive wrote:... ain't gonna happen
galvinstephen wrote:No. It is an excellent comparison Winter Rat. You just need to understand that we are not all the same and then you will get it. Kind of an epiphany.
galvinstephen wrote:Good point. We could start a new 'discovery' thread. "Look what i found in Cubase today?" Maye be organise 'Search for the new feature' competitions, like transpose your MIDI down two octaves to get it to function. That sort of thing. Could be quite pleasant actually.
emotive wrote:Now that you mention, I rather enjoy surprises and am at one with the Steinberg release methodology
megacon wrote:The days of the printed manual are over for Cubase.
It's a reasonable request for a printed manual to be included but the pdf serves the purpose and I guess those who would like the printed manual are in the minority. At the end of the day Steinberg is a business and including the manual in every product will cut into the profit margins. All what is a small cost per boxed product will add up.
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