Been some fair point shere & some invalid ones too regarding the general concensus about the usability of C8
Ill chime in ( for the first in a while & the main reason Im back here) Like many of us, we simply upgraded over a previous version of Cubase.
I fully KNOW this is wrong on so many levels ( from the hassles we had in C5 with C++ redistributables missing etc), but from C6 - 6.5 - 7 - 7.5 - 8 (05) the constant upgrading paths & installers changing - Halion VST sound banks erroneously being dumped around various folder or missing. changing folder structures & locations… Mediabay playing up etc/not responding fluidly/ GUI headaches etc/ Halion Sounds installer issues etc.
I am fully aware probably 99% OF ALL USERS HEADACHES would probably disappear with 8.05 FRESH vanilla O/S wiped Install.
We get that.
However Steinberg your policy of “simply dumping every iota of data somewhere inside the C drive” in a completely unstructured way kinda makes me lose the will to live.
It Makes backing up Cubase & their respective Midi files / VST presets / VST3 presets /Logical Editor Presets/ MIDI Loops/GA KITS & related soundsources ALMOST impossible to correctly manage - maintain - update , in a cohesive manner.
Im a 18 yrs user of Cubase, but has finally hit my limit of HOW the hell to back up ALL the relevant data from one version to another in a concise LOGICAL order. without corrupt placements - missing files - or anything releated to a FAIL.
My business relies on being able to “keep up with Jones” Im adept at the inner workings of all WIndows O/S incarnations, but cmon guys , we need a hand in management - especially looking towards the future & larger databases - Largers sample libraries - Mediabay does great for that.
But the basics start within Cubase - Tracking ALL the components needed & included in my daily growing internal presets archive, this is getting too much to bear.
We NEED help in managing Cubase - esp from version to version updates. it starts to get ridiculous even managing Groove quantise Presets elegantly. Or tracking vst3 presets/ vst 2.4 presets (in another folder) Midiloops/chorder presets/patterns
Can we get some help in this area for future update paths please Steinberg??
The mediabay helps in handling Audio best & does great - 1 dll file & your there.
But certainly all the included presets & files I have built up & added to directly within Cubase - I need a sherpa guide handcuffed to me to even begin to dive into the quagmire inside the Steinberg folder.
should be made more manageable please, this would help in many areas, esp in helping users (both new & long term) upgrade/update MORE fluidly.