+1 for the mackie problem
I agree with a previous poster about computers filling up with software that is detrimental to performance and stability.
I have a rule these days that, save for internet browsing, only music related software is installed on the machine. No Email, games, virus checkers etc., Also if you demo a plugin or other software, then remember to remove it if you don’t buy it (also remembering to remove it from any project before you uninstall it).
In this way, I minimise the risk of unused software (or drivers) interfering with the stability of my set up. Then when I get a situation where I encounter problems, I can work out pretty easily what the issue is (“what’s the last thing I changed”)
My own experience with Cubase 6.5 & 7 is that it has become increasingly able to withstand rogue plugins and will give you the option to save your project if problems occur. I don’t think I have lost any work yet.
Something I look out for, particularly as I use EastWest software a lot is that it does not play nice with a variety of other plugins. I am particularly careful to note when mixtures of plugins within Cubase cause issues and try to separate them. To do this I use Vienna Ensemble Pro 5 and put the “naughty” plugs in that. I get real stability and can really load up the samples when I want to.
Hope this helps people.
Plus, I have more issues whith Mackie: for example, when I pan a virtual instrument like RealGuitar with the Mackie, the instrument detune… Looks like the use of Mackie control is generaly bugged…
Sorry to add yet another question, but has anything been done to improve the sharpness of the fonts on Mac? They are so blurry compared with previous versions.
are you on 7.01 steve? they were fixed significantly in 01 for windows
Yes I’m 7.01. No change here. Even the Cubase icon is screwed! Has blurry shadows and weird artifacts compared with 6.x. Not a big, I know, but seriously, how does something like this get through the net!
Hey Steve, same here re blurryness. I run Mac and PC, Cubase and Nuendo but to be honest I’ve gone back to 6.5 on Cubase and will probs stay there for the foreseeable future. Too many bugs. A little saddened at how a pro tool gets such poor QA!
Same here, Fuzzydude!
+1 I have two PC systems, one that runs Cubase and Wavelab and another system running Nuendo and Pro Tools. To date I’ve not had any crashing issues that were Cubase related since V5, and none on the new C7. My Mac is another story as are bugs related to new/lost functionality. Both PC’s were purpose built for audio production.
Having been with Steinberg for a number of years, it seems the only potential value I may get from paying for the updates these days is to help ensure they’ve got enough money coming in to resource fixing the inevitable bug backlog. History proves a wait of 6-12 months is required before a stable(ish) version is available!!
Hurry up feb 18th!
More vote for the fuzziness issue, I am running in a retina display MacBook Pro and the problem is doubled.
Im wounder what the release is doing over the weekend? The build date will be middle of jan anyway…
I’ts being baked for a couple of days, obviously, and will be thoroughly cooked by monday. !
Tonight other graphic problems with Cubase 7.0.1 and OSX 10.7.5 some ghost traks appears ahahahah, I dont want to be boring again, but…
I’m a professional musician and I like to use Cubase for my Job not for fun. I dont have that kind of graphical problems with cubase 6.5.3, there are others of course not fixed yet on the 6.5.4 still in prerelease, now cubase 6.5 users don’t have a very stable cubase yet, and Cubase 7 user have a a beta version software maybe with some fix in the end of year? When steinberg will ask other 100euro for upgrade to 7.5? What i feel? I think Cubase users are at now the new Nuendo Beta testers and Steinberg asking us money to be these betatesters. I will be happy to continue to be Beta tester but please give me the application for free.
When out the update ?
Is this the ghost you are talking about at the bottom?