I am a very long user of Cubase, and never wanted to change.
I just posted on an other thread on first days with the M1 MAX.
With Cubase 11, things got levelled with windows and other Daw like Logic and Studio One.
All tests I made give better performance to Cubase (with a more fluent interface under heavy load), and the Mac version performs slightly better than the Windows version (under heavy load the interface is not laggy).
I am about to replace my i7 and i9 with a ryzen 59xx, intel i12xxxk, or an M1 MAX , so I played around with a regular M1.
The findings where interesting :
- Studio one and Cubase performs the same under Rosetta.
- But with Studio One Native i got a 440% increase with M1 compared to Rosetta on very heavy plugins (Acustica Audio Diamond lift for example), which is off the chart and the scale of performance (see geekbench for example, or the Gulfoss x5 bench on the M1 MAX thread).
And you have a BIG BIG plus with studio One : AU support which means that you can use Apple AU bridge, and thus use all your INTEL plugins inside an M1 native sessions ! And believe me that is a Huge plus ! You have the best of both world.
So now I wonder :
will cubase 12 able to perform so well ?
will Steinberg provide a VST Bridge for Intel only plugins ? Because right now there is so much non M1 native plugins, that either you drop all your plugins and buy others that are M1 native, or you cant do nothing.
I know Steinberg is very secret, but when I discuss with people, more and more are looking towards M1 MAX and Studio one. So a bit of information about their plans will keep some to move to an other DAW…