The primary reason I have stayed with Nuendo for 15 years now has been that it has always seemed more stable than Cubase. Yes, we get some new features later in Nuendo than in Cubase, but the same is also true in reverse at times.
However, with the buginess and various just plain broken “new features” in both N7 and N8 at their initial release, I no longer see any better stability in Nuendo than Cubase. Amazing that I will pay full price to crossgrade within the same company from an initially $2000.00 DAW (more when you add NEK) to their now $579.00 DAW. Basically, I’m going to pay to own a DAW from the same company that makes the one I already own that is +/- 400% the price. That just seems odd, doesn’t it?
But I digress. If Nuendo is going to show up, as it now seems over the last 2 years and 2 releases, with as many or more bugs as Cubase then why not get the newer music production features sooner since music production is most of what I do? I suspect I’m not the only user who sees it this way. I may take a look at other alternatives in the process, but I’m not excited to start from scratch with another DAW.
Is it just me or do others see this whole scenario as a bit surreal? Defies logic for me at some fundamental level.