For me cubase 6 is a step back from 5, considering user experience. It is just too much of everything, while basic things are not intuitive. They just keep adding stuff, while user experience is not what it could be considering year 2011. I think they feel they can pass by with new version by just adding few plugins and changing GUI colors. In C6 a big thing was colored faders, for example. As I see it, Cubase6 is actually Cubase 4.8 or 4.9 or something.
The other day I swore to start using C6 features. Damn, I paid for it, I WILL use it, I said.
Loaded Loopmash, and turned it off after some time, kinda useless toy to me.
I fired Halionsonic SE, great, lets use midi, and ASIO started overloading after adding second channel of piano within one plugin instance. Had to bump buffer up, ok, but is this what I wanted, to be forced on 265samples buffer, when all other plugins work with 32 samples buffer on my RME HDSP cards?
OK, i said, I’ll slice a loop with Groove Agent, yea… Imported some audio on track, cut it and drag/drop to GA, and bang, C6 crashed. Restarted C6, trtied again, crash again. Then I bounced that part of audio, and it loaded fine. I have no idea why. Surely, I now had 16 slices loaded, wanted to change global filter, but where is it…? No global filter. OK, I’ll just select all slices, and change filter for all of them at once… NO. Cannot edit more than one slice at a time. Waste of time. Damn half made toy sampler!
Its little things, that don’t work, and make you loose your mind in the middle of session. C6 looks promising, if all worked as promised and advertised, but as it is, all the new things you get, are mostly useless to me.
Sure, some bug fixes from C5 are welcome. But customer shouldn’t be expected to buy C6 just to get C5 bugs fixed. And now I’ll have to buy C7 to get C6 bugs fixed??? I don’t want to buy new version just to get bugs fixed for the version I bought already!
Don’t buy, wait for C7. Or even better, wait for C8 or C9, hopefully by then things will be improved.