It’s getting very tiring, as the software seems to be designed to always be at the edge of taxing the cpu now. And then you can lose work or have a corrupted project occasionally, not fun for anyone.
Since v 7 I think. I realise some of these issues are created by Windows 10, so I can’t blame Steinberg for any of that.
AsioGuard does not work for me. I have to carry out all the recommended Mboard things (hyper-threading off etc) to get anywhere near stable playback with a modicum of plugins on a low track count project (maybe 12 audio and 7 or so midi vst’s, multiple plugin inserts and group fx). If there is ‘musical mode’ used on any audio files, it will be even worse.
I’m frustrated with how unstable the automation is in Cubase 8 - 8.5!
Many times it simple doesn’t ‘stick’… I have to do the same moves about 4 times to get it to hold.
Happens a lot in Group channels. Is this a bug? I reported it anyway.
It seems no-one cares there, there is NO WAY to see that issues really get through to the developers of the next version, let alone hope to see them resolved in a patch. In Australia we have to contact Yamaha, and the email may as well go into a void… for all I know it has.
Are people really interested in the 'hot new tool’s as Steinberg might think? Does anyone at Steinberg have to use the software other than for the dev work? VCA group ok too, but linking works almost the same… almost. Things will keep moving, but a stable way to play and create music is more important than a glorious GUI or three or four drop-down new menus in one tab.
Please Steinberg, fix the CPU spiking, reduced Vst fx loading in WIndows 10 (that MS issue), musical mode problems, automation reliabiltiy… if Steinberg want to add something big - polyphonic pitch tuning might do it! It’s only a matter of time before another company takes it up to melodyne.
It just seems we have the promise of being very advanced, but this software is not written with enough care these days (!) to make it enjoyable any longer.
I find it a struggle to get Cubase to do the things I already do know how to do… if that makes sense. I could not do these things without it, but I COULD shift to another DAW which will do most of all of these things in another way, maybe with less pain if I’m lucky. I am swearing too much at Cubase now. I think I might be an abuser of AI, and it hates me for my intolerance.
If I try to open a basic troublesome project in v6 (without any 8.5 tricks like the inbuilt channel fx), it will be about 10-15% lower on cpu at first, but then it will be STABLE and jump around like an arsefly the way 8.5 performance is. Changing buffers hardly does anything, and it has gotten really bad recently with WIn 10. I know it is not all the fault of the developers… the OS updates (and consequent problems) for MS and Apple has been all over the place recently.
WE are the customers who paid money for a product that can help us create, STEINBERG is supposed to offer a reliable product for it’s price.
They are good at what they do, but maybe have cut themselves off from their customers a bit too much these days. There are viable competing products, they need to bare that in mind with the customer relations policies.
It is mostly, too. But it is a bleeding edge piece of software and sometimes dev’s maybe try too hard to stick new stuff in there, maybe because they are under pressure to push sales and maybe to keep their jobs (I’m guessing).
The software has been really quite FLAKEY since v7.5… yes it’s flakey now. Not good chocolatey flake but smelly, fishy bad flake.
Maybe people have been led by the nose with the corporate strategy we have seen from american software giants and even dwarfs (thanks adobe for starting the ball…).
We ALREADY pay for it - Cubase Pro is a sizable sum to purchase, reasonable to update. Don’t think you might be getting a better deal by being forced to pay a ‘small’ monthy fee. Are you a ‘serious user’? Are you now or going to be professional or semi-professional, and need to be able to load your work in inferior conditions, maybe anywhere in the world, even in many years to come? I know the OS will have changed, but there are workarounds for that.
If the program will not load because you either can not make an internet connection, or can not pay digitally any long for it’s maintenance fees… you’re stuffed.
I’m concerned too many companies are thinking they will follow Adobe dwon this dark and fetid track - yes, sometimes subscription is good - short jobs which have no return work and a tiny lifespan - but I want the option to have the software for as long as I like/need, without recourse to a ‘secure connection’ , ongoing payment drains, and even the vagaries of future internet connectivity (it would be odd if it did not become a huge issue for us all in the near future).
What are you going to do with your subscription software in 2032 when you finally work out how to access that vintage SSD, load an old OS onto a computer (whatever that might be) and have valuable material you wish to update, finish or share if:
a. the company is bust/not supporting antique legacy softwares
b. you are living in a desert in a cave or in a bubble in the rings of saturn, and there is no reliable earthly broadband