I swore that I would wait until a few things like the connections window get a overhaul before I update, but the sale was just too tempting. So here I am, updating from 6 to 11.
And it seems that a once so simple thing as buying a software, getting a download link (or a DVD back in the days) and then installing it turned into an incredibly annoying journey making it as inconvenient as possible and calling it “download assistant”.
- First of all: why? Why do I have to download and install a software in order to download a software that I want to install?
- It seems there is no other way, so I installed it in order to download and transfer it to my audio computer. But wait, the download assistant won’t just let you download, you have to install it too!
- Ok, whatever. I installed it on my laptop too. After all downloads and installations were finished (according to the download assistant) I checked the download folder and noticed that there were folders missing. I also noticed that some folders were empty!
- So, I downloaded (or better yet, “installed”) Halion content again and after 3GB download I get an error message telling me to download it again.
That’s it, I’m lucky I got the main installer in the conveniently named folder “Cubase Pro 11.0.30 - Application (required)” and am able to transfer it to my audio computer (I’m ready for more surprises…).
So thank you Steinberg for completely killing my initial excitement and wasting two hours of my time…