Cubase 6.5 / Cubase Artist 6.5 update available

That’s it! I’m a engineer/producer, long time Cubase user (more than 12 years) and bought Cubase 6 some time ago.
I thought the new feature looked promising.

However there was no indication that Steinberg had done massive changes to the behaviour of certian elements. Like how you work with the lanes. Which messed up my workflow badly. So badly I had to go back to Cubase 4 again. The old workflow was simply so intuive to me I couldn’t work with Cubase 6.

I wrote several mails to the support, asking if there was something to do? And after the 5 attempt without any replies, I wrote to the support asking “At least please tell me, are you even considering a chang in the way Cubase 6 behaves with lanes/comping?” Again, I got no reply.

So last week I had it, (after all I couldn’t use Cubase 6, the lane behaviour was so “opposite” the way it used to be, I couldn’t get used to it after weeks of re-trying) and started looking for an alternativ DAW. Working with Cubase 4 isn’t what I’m looking for 2012, when it comes to features.

And I found Reaper, and after a 4-5 days working with it I’m happy to be out of Cubase world forever. Reaper is super user-friendly and behaves the way YOU want. And the developers/support are actually replying to your

Ironic, that just a 6.5 update (with updated lane/comp behaviour!) was announced today.

Well, the way Steinberg treats their customers. One little reply saying “we are working a update!”, or anything would have made the difference. And they’re charging for a .5 update?

Auf Wiedersen Steinberg, I’m moving on.

You register yourself to this forum just to say goodbye? Wow…

Sure. If you’ve been with a DAW for 12 years. It’s not unusual to say Goodbye. :slight_smile: Is it?

Btw, did you read what I wrote, cause if that’s your reply. I don’t know…

I’ll try the demo project later.

Had a quick play before work, since I wanted to play with the new synths. Added one to an existing project, played something. Saved the file, it crashed.

Not a good start by any means.

I can totally understand how his frustration with Steinberg’s support (or I should actually say the lack thereof) would lead him to register just to utter his frustration.

I gotta say I do love Cubase, but Steinberg’s support has left me disappointed as well, and funny he mentioned Reaper, since I myself am considering switching to Reaper, too.

Totally agree with this.

Not expecting immediate bug-fixes, but just a quick sign showing that a bug/problem/issue is acknowledged and that Steinberg is working on a solution would be all that is needed.

Thanks :slight_smile: Yes, at first i thought it would be a pain to re-learn a new DAW but I don’t regret spending a couple of days with it (together with a good video tutorial). Basically it does what Cuabse does, but it’s customizable to your own needs. Tip of the day.

Cubase 6.5 works just fine here - BIG thank you Steinberg :slight_smile:

Ugh no moveable frozen parts or batch export enhancements, two things I’ve been waiting for for 5 years. I have enough synths. And I have to pay on top of it. Um…this will be the first upgrade EVER that I will not do. Thanks again for not listening Steinberg.

Hey Lars,

i have the same behaviour at the moment. I can remember that i’ve had the same problem after one of the 6.0.x updates. Then I deleted the XML-files from the cubase6 appdata folder that contain the vstplugin-information and reinitialized all my plugins again. After that the problem was solved. I’ll give it a try with cubase 6.5 when I’m @ home again. Perhaps it solves the problem with 6.5, too :slight_smile:

Greetz,
Mike

When I read your post than it looks like that you already have made your decision to move to a different DAW which is fine. If you find your luck with Reaper, what kind of sense would it make to comment on your posting?

Thanks a lot Mike!

I will try what you suggested and report back!

Lars

I think his posting and comments make a lot of sense since they are useful for others (like myself), and also for Steinberg (provided they care at all).

Is this too difficult for a mod to answer?

They already stated on a post that it will not be included in the 6.06 update

I’ve just updated a few hours ago and can’t drag myself away from “Retrologue”. Amazing synth. well done guys. Only one thing i think its missing is an arpegiator with some intersting settings to spice it up a bit.

I find that it’s a total disgrace that you are now charging for updates. I only got C6 in October last year. This is one of the reasons I will be moving to logic.

I was quite shocked at no arp found in Retrologue as well. This is suppose to be an oldskool synth and oldskool synths surely had arps!

I have to say I find very amusing that people are all bent out of shape about a $50 upgrade. I need the new comping and so far it’s bloody brilliant, I need to get work done and prefer to use V6 over V5, I spent the $50 and moved on. I’ll even go as far to say that if Steinberg felt they needed to do this to boost their inner economy with 6.5 I’m glad we could help each other out, I couldn’t have said that about the old Steinberg.

It’s $50 if you don’t want it don’t buy it. How much money did some of us spend on recorders, mixers, outboard etc through the years? and for some people a DAW and a computer replaces most of it. …$50 is a walk in the park. Holy crap I wish I could have part of what I spent through the years on future boat anchors back in my pocket.

It’s all perspective :wink:

One day i must count all the money i’ve given from 1990 to Steinberg.
Totally worth it but not little.Surely not a walk in the park,more like a long journey to wisdom