I was looking forward to N8.5 and finally upgrading since it will be far closer to Cubase with features now – hopefully both will get on the same release schedule at some point soon. Someone else asked about this a while ago but I can’t find the post, sorry!
GUI performance on Cubase on Mac is still at a non-professional level in many ways and though I probably won’t get an answer I want to ask anyway: Are there plans to make Mac GUI performance at a pro level?
Cubase is really a drag to use in some ways because of the GUI issue. It’s been improved for sure but still has many issues that very much get in the way of professional speed/workflow. Nuendo is the highest end of Steinberg’s products and I would love to know if making it as good as it is on Windows GUI-wise is an extremely significant priority for N8.5? If it isn’t fixed by then I don’t know what I’ll do. At this point I’m auditioning other DAWs because it’s just become too maddening to work on Cubase for the razor-sharp GUI speed I’m used to and need when I was on Pro Tools and also when I was on Reaper for a short bit. There are large amounts of complaints about it on the forums here (also on Gearslutz, VI-Control, and KVR).
I would simply like to know if this is a significant priority or not. I very much understand that it’s a big job, but Nuendo is a lot of money – far too much to spend on something that is far behind other DAWs I’ve used as far as GUI speed/smoothness. Sorry if this comes across as a rant, but I really want to know because I’m starting to audition other DAWs and would stop if I knew it was in the top of the list for fixes for N8.5.