Cubase Pro/Artist updates 8.5.30 available

We are very pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of the maintenance updates version 8.5.30 for Cubase Pro and Artist. The updates greatly improve the compatibility with MusicXML exports for imports into Dorico. Also the stability across different areas of the applications has increased besides several resolved issues that these updates provide.

Download Cubase Pro 8.5.30 Update
https://www.steinberg.net/en/support/downloads/downloads_cubase_pro_8_5.html

Download Cubase Artist 8.5.30 Update
https://www.steinberg.net/en/support/downloads/downloads_cubase_artist_8_5.html

Thanks very much! Is this the final 8.5.x release?

Can we expect another 8.5 update that would fix this 1 year old issue?
https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=229&t=92768

Yes, the 8.5.30 will be the final maintenance update for Cubase 8.5.

I have commented on that issue directly in the thread.

Final update without new video engine? Broken promise? Steinberg statement from Oct 2016:

This will enable us to provide the new video engine still in Q1 2017, which would be in accordance with the current schedule. Consequently, the engine will be available for future releases of Cubase/Nuendo and in cost-free maintenance updates for current Cubase Pro 8.5.x/Nuendo 7.0.x versions.

Quicktime was outdated, abandoned and insecure for more than 6 months of the sales period of 8.5. So you promised to bring an update for this version to remove this dependency.

Unfortunately the schedule as described by Timo Wildenhain and the goal to have the new engine in Q1 2017 could not be realised and hence the new video engine did not make it into the final maintenance update of 8.5.

Not a broken promise, merely an alternative fact. :wink:

This will enable us to provide the new video engine still in Q1 2017, which would be in accordance with the current schedule. Consequently, the engine will be available for future releases of Cubase/Nuendo and in cost-free maintenance updates for current Cubase Pro 8.5.x/Nuendo 7.0.x versions.

Not fulfilling a statement like this is not good. Are words simply not worth anything anymore? Where is the integrity…

Not including the video engine is EXTREMELY disappointing, and cause for me to lose a LOT of faith in Steinberg as a company.

The omission of the video engine is Avid-level in it’s incompetency.

These release announcements should be closed for comment immediately IMO. This is not the place for banter. Forum full of topics for that…

Cheers Matthias! Clear this shizz out. :slight_smile: