Fresh install of Windows 10 - Formatted SSDs and tested for health (all top notch). Completely cleaned out my computer too and reorganized. I figure it was a good time to just start fresh.
I have to admit, I am a little upset because I just paid $70 for an update that doesn’t seem like much of an update in regard to features.
- Retrospective recording simply doesn’t work. I tried to retrospectively import a midi track that I just did and it just came out blank. It imported a 4 bar blank block.
NOTE: I just tested it again and it worked. It didn’t work when I needed it to work though
Render in place doesn’t work properly. I assigned a 1 bar tail. No tail.
First project I did gave a “Serious error”. I was unable to recover the project. I did manage to get tracks imported via the “import tracks from another project” so not all was lost.
Midi notes are STILL being recorded about 1/16th note early. This has been an ongoing frustration since Cubase 3.0. This isn’t an issue with Reason. I’ve tried to switch to another DAW but I’ve been using Cubase for so long that I’ve found myself weighing what is more frustrating: learning to do simple tasks with another DAW or just moving my midi performances. I believe audio recordings are also off sync too but I am not 100% certain. I had to move some audio around after a performance.
Native Instrument’s Battery is performing in some really weird manner that I’ve never seen before. It keeps on playing even after the track is stopped. I’ve been sitting here for 30 minutes trying to figure out why the hell it sounds all funky. Turns out that battery was still playing when I’d stop and restart playback quickly.
My Midi controller (Native Instruments Kontrol S61) is sending modulation data even when nothing has moved. I can’t say this is NI’s software because it wasn’t an issue with Cubase 10
This was all discovered in about 1 hour of usage. I think I’m just going to go back to version 10.0 or maybe just bite the bullet and learn a whole new DAW. I love Cubase and Steinberg has always treated me AWESOME! No complaints about the company but the early midi recordings and crashes are coming to a head. It’s really impeding upon production.
Another note: I’ve been using Cubase for mostly audio for the last several years so the midi thing really hasn’t been an issue. But in retrospect, I think I’ve veered away from midi productions because of this very frustrating issue that seems to be constant. In the years I’ve used Cubase I’ve changed computers, controllers and audio interfaces. Again, I can only point this to Cubase. I am using an Alienware Aurora R7 that was purchased in January of 2019. All of my tech is up to date.