Yeah … Pro 24 blew me away. Even though it was ‘just’ MIDI I couldn’t believe what I was hearing … and seeing!
It’s been a L-O-N-G haul since then … CDX D5 / Cubase Audio, Cubase VST, SX, and a couple of hardware multi trackers in there somewhere … LOL.
Funnily enough I sold my Atari ST4 and an external HD (big as an LP) with the last Cubase Score (and believe it or not a copy of the Steinberg’s sample editor Avalon) for 75% of what I had paid for it 15 years earlier! Try that with a beige box PC these days. 'Course now it’s probably a ‘Collectors Item’.
My Cubase 5.5.2 with the Steinberg 816csx interface is really the first time I’ve felt like it really is a studio in a box. It works great (along with a MIDI interface unfortunately) and runs all day every day … I can’t remember the last crash I had.
Hope V6 is just as good … I’ll make jump as soon as the current project is put to bed!