I’m confused by the Cubase update released today (Feb 3). For Cubase 10.5 users, the update is straightforward but for Cubase 10.0.x users, the update reads “Cubase Pro / Artist 10.5.10 Update from 10.0.x · 1.3 GB. Requires an existing Cubase Pro/Artist 10.0.x installation.”
I have Cubase Pro 10.0.50. Does this mean Cubase 10.0.x users are receiving a free update to Cubase 10.5.10? Will this overwrite my installation of 10.0.50 or create a fresh installation of 10.5.10? I’ve checked the Steinberg forums, Download Center, and Download Assistant, but there’s no Release Notes or other clues to answer these questions. And I hate to install anything on my mission-critical DAW when I don’t know exactly what it’s doing.
Any assistance is appreciated.
No, although that would be nice! There is no update for 10.0.x, the latest is currently 10.0.50 for Pro/Artist. The product you have is “Cubase 10”, not “Cubase 10.5”. In Steinbergish, a “point five” version is effectively a (paid) release.
One way to be sure is to go to the Support section of the main website, select Downloads, select your product (you’ll see there are seperate entries in the drop-down list for “Cubase 10” and “Cubase 10.5”) and then you’ll see what’s available.
Aha! I see my mistake now. I followed a link from a third-party discussion forum directly to the 10.5 downloads page without realizing it.
Unfortunately, I’m experiencing Cubase failures with a mission-critical project and have been working with Steinberg US Support for almost a week now. Other 10.x users are experiencing similar symptoms and we’re holding our collective breaths for a fix. As such, I jumped at this update without thinking. Sorry for wasting everyone’s time.