I finally got around installing cubase 7 (the trial at least) on my studio pc and boy must I say that I’m finally relieved that some stuff is resolved and cleaned up. Especially the max/Min window problem whenver you were working maximized and you needed a key editor or mixer. It’s cool that everything stays aligned now. When I saw this “at a glance” EQ Ithought it was merely a gadget but it turns out to be very functional for first pases. The real analysis I feel has still to be done in the channel edit (or plugins or whatever).
I had to totally fix up the vst plugin information directories though, because it didn’t seem to import that from my cubase 6.5 build. I have lot’s of custom dirs in that matter because I sometimes use jbridge for certain very old plugins and earlier cubase bridges didn’t like peas mixed with porrage and used to crash alot. This seems to have been streamlined also a bit .
So the questions I have now are as follow,
Can you still hide midi channels ? Maybe a silly one but I don’t really see it at a glance. I’ve got a visual impairment and I always remained with cubase because it it’s the one sequencer i’m used to. Learning another would just simply be painstakingly slow for me , as if I had to start over. Luckily cubase has retained much of the look/Feel and improved on it with a more relieving set of interface/background colors, EXCEPT for the mixer which is totally revamped. But I have the feeling it’s for the better. Yet some obvious things I don’t find anymore, like hiding midi channels and I’d like to have some other colors for vsti’s than masters, now it all looks the same.
Another question: I’ll buy this most certainly at the end of the trial product. I already done quite a few configuration changes. But do I have to completely reinstall it with a “bought” version ? If I download it, (as upgrade from 6.5), can’t I just receive my key and activate it in elicenser with the trial version ?
Also Can i then update the trial version to 7.0.3 ?