Difficult to assess indeed, anyhow a good question/consideration.
I wonder if Steinberg has any statistics on this …
And I have another question:
How many dump files a day are sent to Steinberg (you know, after a Cubase unexpected shut down)?
I guess that must be a lot of dmp files and I wonder if the main effort for the next Cubase shouldn’t aim at drastically reducing the Cubase crash/freeze/hang numbers …
There is plenty for folks who don’t bother with designing their own sounds. Halion’s got 30GB of crap to use, Groove Agent has a few GB (for the SE version at least, don’t own the full one, Halion SE has its own bunch, Retrologue, etc… If the instruments you use don’t, then talk to the dev about putting in more bread and butter presets to use with your favorite toys.
Just load up an instrument, pick your preset and go, if that’s how you get your work done. No one is forcing anyone to create patches or even go into the editors.
Celemony - Melodyne are in a pretty good position in that there aren’t that many companies making similar software - plus melodyne is, depending on what version you go for a comparable price to Cubase.
I now wish for Cubase (??) PRO to go the route of ipadOS! Steinberg needs to take action as Resolve and Premier Pro already have done so, and go fully xrOS !! I neeeeed to be fully immersed in Supervision, a fully 360 visualization and mixing environment of Atmos/binaural. Events and mixers everywhere!! go go !
I have never understood how Apple users can be so accepting of intentional incompatibilities introduced by the vendor. It seems like every few months now, it has become necessary for application providers to produce new releases just to make up for the planned obsolescence forced by Apple’s strategy. As a person who uses Windows, Android and Linux, I take some umbrage at this Apple forcing app suppliers to spend so much of their development resources making up for Apple’s continued unwillingness to provide a baseline level of compatibility. I’d much rather see Steinberg and others spend their limited development resources on things that actually benefit the customer.