The Save New Version is the best thing that’s ever happened to me, music-wise in the past decade.
I don’t mean this as a back-handed compliment to Cubase. It’s true with any DAW (trust me on this).
The fact there is a simple “Save New Version” in Cubase, without trying to be too fancy (i.e., delta versioning, like in Studio One, etc.), and the fact it’s mappable to physical button that I can press with my left hand while my right hand is mousing around, is single-handedly allowing me to move forward with my music.
Between Cubase crashing, plugins crashing and my over-clocked PC crashing, because ASUS can’t seem make it simple to OC, even with all its attempts at simplifying over-clocking. (My next MB may not be an ASUS). I have an equally taxed ASROCK that doesn’t seem to blue-sceen, despite is terrible UEFI.
But I digress.
Computers, DAWs and all the moving parts exceed the most complex “sequencer,” multi-track tape machine, SMTPE sync, and racks of external gear, I ever had in the 80’s and 90’s.
Thank you for “Save New Version.”
I have Save New Version mapped to F3 on a backlit, Steinberg CMC AI controller. F4 mapped to Mixdown. Simple.
The fact the music keeps playing while saving in the background, is not lost on me. Again, thank you, Steinberg. It means a lot. Saving shouldn’t come with any penalty.
If this feature ever goes away, I’m going back to 4-track demos using a drum machine and a keyboard.