Thanks guys, yeah, you nailed it on the PT 12 release… the most tragic case of DAW vaporware I have ever seen. And honestly, I’m just sick and tired of Avid. Not to get too OT, but this was the last straw for me in a downward spiral of insanity over there. I don’t like being taken advantage of either… and their new pricing scheme is offensive. If they at least delivered on most of what they promised, I wouldn’t be thinking of dumping PT so seriously, but when their banner features are not even being released with PT 12, but then to have the cajones to ask for money – in a subscription model no less – is beyond me.
And my work is getting to the point where I can migrate more of it to Steinberg… so why not take the plunge if I can? Minimally, there is NO WAY I’m sending more money to Avid right now. Cubase 8 Pro has been excellent (just finished a sound design job with it over PT), and I’m thinking a dedicated rig with Nuendo 7 might be perfect.
Anyway, I definitely want to wait until I’m in the grace period, though. Unless Avid somehow gives us a miracle (as in, the CEO resigns, the new CEO apologizes, reverses the idiotic trend, or the full feature set is released as promised) then I really want to see if I can move forward with Steinberg taking more of the weight of the work here. Cubase has been my go-to music composition platform, and hopefully soon I can make Nuendo the post production platform.