Hi all -
I am itching so much to upgrade … I even went as far as downloading 8.5, and the 8.5.10 patch.
But I made myself do some due diligence, and now I’m not sure what there is in 8.5.10 that would make me want to give up what is working great currently in 7.5.40. It’s the fact that new features since then are causing problems with so many people … if they aren’t working well, they can’t really be used to justify an upgrade, IMO.
VCA faders. Sound cutting out, tracks armed to be recorded, problems with faders jumping: https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=231&t=92703&start=25 and others.
Automation silencing track output: BON-14543. At least one user says it has been fixed, but it doesn’t appear as “fixed” in the 8.5.10 official Steinberg bug fix .pdf.
Virgin territory: Very difficult to work with in a meaningful way, apparently: https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=226&t=73343&start=50
So, as far as I can see, I would be updating just to get Render-in-place, which as far as I can tell is working fine (new synths, plug-ins, and the like aren’t that useful to me). But then it seems there are possibly new problems introduced in 8.5.10 that are not present in 7.5.40, such as GUI issues when using the scissor tool, pop-up sidebars that get in the way of using the scroll bar in the mixer, and possibly a problem with Time Warp ( https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=226&t=92916 , this would be a huge deal for me if it were true and extended to the Edit Window, not just present in the project page. Still waiting for confirmation to see whether this is a bug or not, or even whether it is present in multiple users).
So … I really DO want to drop some $$ upgrading … but I’m not sure, beyond R-I-P what I will get that will be useful for me. Someone … please talk me into it!