Can you come away with a finished track with cubasis? Maybe, if you tolerate a lot of shortcomings:
a) undo stops the project and writes a new project, replacing the “old” one, this is poor programming
b) sometimes undo crashes the app, see above why this is poor programming - you project is gone
c) when you open a project that no longer has a needed plugin, it creates a new project, this is poor programming as an app should never create a new project unless you ask it to as it leads to a file management nightmare
d) projects only show modified time/date and not created time/date - this is poor programming and makes content management a nightmare
e) the new abitrary projects created without you asking takes up lots of persistent memory as they don’t share the same data (the data/audio is copied) - this is poor programming
f) when you take a snapshot of a proect, it copies the data/audio - this is poor programming (see above)
So what happens when you try to use cubasis for serious work, you get you iPad filled up with enormous amounts of data for no good reason and worse, you end up with a file management nightmare and can not tell which project is the one you left off on.
All they have to do is make a Save as… option and point to the same audio/data for projects that use the same data like they have been doing in Cubase for decades (non-destructive editing).
I have been using Cubase for over 20 years and because of the reasons above, Cubase does not use any of the poor programming approaches above used in cubasis.
Again, can you “make” cubasis work for you? Yes. Can you sketch out ideas? Yes. Yes, but for serious work it is simply not there yet and will become an exercise in frustration. I understand cubasis is in a race with Auria, Gadget etc. so they rushed out a lot of features, but none of that matters at the end of the day if basic file management is kludgy at a best. The worst thing that can happen for a DAW creator is that a user will work on a project for weeks and then lose the whole project due to no fault of their own. Cubasis is this disaster waiting to happen - probably has happened already to people. A swimming pool on the roof is no good if the foundation can not support it and it all comes crashing down when you are having a party.
Its really a shame as Steinberg pioneered all of this stuff you see in Ableton, Logic, etc. Auv3 is “borrowed” from Steinberg VST tech. I wonder what Karl thinks of this.