With Autumn here and Dec 2nd approaching, a little thread revival. I was just looking at this Feature Requests thread - https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=228&t=89552 - 7 pages of desperate +1s, and not really a single comment praising the status quo. And not one comment from Steinberg in 9 months.
I truly hope Cubase 9 marks a step change. Off the record I've heard positive things, but there is no indication of it here. There is still zero engagement between the Cubase development team and the users, in stark contrast to even Steinberg's own Cubasis team. The current version has fixed a few of the bugs to be sure, but in terms of all those smaller workflow irritations, a stony silence. Anyone have any reasons to be cheerful that I may have missed?
I have said this probably a 1000 times by now, the fact that sometimes there is no reply does not mean that nobody is reading the threads, please have in mind that the forums are moderated by Steinberg employees on their spare time, and we do not have much... We know you don't like the pop up buttons, hell, I don't like them, does the development team knows that, yes they do!!! We will do something about it, yes we will.
I just wonder how much time and resources went in to Cubasis 2 that could have gone into bug fixs for 8.5?
It does not work that way, the fact that we have different products and different teams and developers does not mean that resources have been taken or could have been used on Cubase, it is like a Steam engine, there is a certain amount of coal that you can throw into the fire, and the Cubase team is always on full steam, there is only one Engine and one rail and one destination. If we have a good release for Cubasis it just means that the developers involve (which only do iOS and Cubasis) are good, period!
+1 from me!
I've used Cubase for a very long time (came from Cool Edit Pro!!) and have always loved it, but it's not been stable for me since 6.5.
I'm now on 8.5 and things are so bad some days that I'm considering going back...,which is a shame because I love the new mixer....but there's nothing worse than being in the flow and then Cubase freezes/crashes/spikes/blips..and pulls you out of the zone and into troubleshooting mode.
My computer has remained the same through all of my upgrades, clean and optimised the best I can, but I'm now in a position where I need to upgrade, but then I see so many people having issues on newer PCs too that I just don't know what to do. Especially when it seems to be on a computer by computer basis :/
Sometimes, I really wish Steinberg would team up with an audio PC (and Mac) company and build a range of systems, low budget to high end, that would be optimised, tuned, stable and awesome - just for running Cubase..
But, anyway..yes...please fix what you can before adding more features. We love Cubase so much!
You should have a look at XI-Machines: http://www.dawplus.com/index.html we work very closely with them, they provided the computer for our studio, and it works great, but all good things come with a price ;)
Watch when my mouse hovers over the parameters in the Inspector on the left hand side. Horrible playhead lag.
Cannot reproduce this on my MacBook Pro not even running Cubase Pro 8.5 on Parallels on Windows 10... this kind of issues are hard to pinpoint because there is no way you can create an easy repro... no repro no bug...
You want to know what is coming in Cubase 9? Well here it is:
Loopmash 3!! Chorpads 4, Hypersonic 2001, a brand new project page with no Key commands, we removed mouse support, so you will have to use Siri or Cortana to get things done, and finally gesture support, so you will have to enable your camera, and use signs, don't worry you will receive a 3000 pages PDF with all the supported gestures 8-) :D
Jokes aside, here is how it is, divide the software in 3 parts: Features that you didn't know that you needed that might or might not be used on your daily workflow. Features requests and the features that could be implemented in time, improvements and fixes.