Noticing some things that affect my d-to-d process with N8. Some have been mentioned, others haven’t. Here’s a short list of the more frustrating issues:
Playback cursor - totally random visibility of this- no rhyme or reason. Sometimes it’s visible other times it’s not. Makes things really difficult when zoomed in close doing surgical editing. Maybe there’s a preference for this behavior? I haven’t seen it.
Time compression/expansion tool - Really not usable for post work. I have to start up 6.5 to do any actual work that matters.
AAF/OMF Export - Errors when opening in other DAWS like Protools. Folks aren’t seeing the total number of tracks, just one. Issue exporting stereo tracks. I’ll use N6.5 to do this reliably.
Incompatible between versions 6.5/8 - If I open a N6.5 project with 8, sometimes not all audio files will load. I open the project in 6.5 and have no issues.
Instability - It will randomly quit.
Audio Dropouts - No rhyme or reason here. Doesn’t seem to matter if I’m working on a network drive or local drive.
Hang ups - will randomly freeze up briefly but then pulls out of it. It actually does this twice each time… It doesn’t quit though.
Resource hog - Looking at the VST performance meter, seems like things are pegging way more than they did with 6.5. I haven’t changed my system config.
Audio to video export - this would be nice.
Anyway, there’s a lot I LOVE about N8, and I’m a huge fan, but it’s the little things that tend to make life miserable(like why check marks in the inspector rather than dots? And maybe we can get an LKFS meter option?? Why can’t I zoom pulling the cursor down on the timeline anymore?) OK I’m done… It’s not easy when you’re pushing the envelope all the time I know… Looking forward to the next update!!
BTW, I’m using Windows 7…