No real reason for this post just felt like sharing my thoughts.
I left Cubase pro after version 8, for Logic Pro x. I had had enough of the gfx glitches, the lag, crashes etc. And continuous paid upgrades that then introduced more bugs which stopped me from just getting on with making music. It felt like a waste of money when things were just constantly never fixed for the Mac.
When I moved to Logic Pro I was surprised at how powerful and feature rich it was with the incredible alchemy synth and great fx etc. Extremely stable too. I used this for a few years, however in the back of mind I always felt like I was missing Cubase because it just felt like it was more fun to use. I can’t explain why as they are probably close to parity with each other more or less. Maybe it was because I grew up with Cubase and it was my first daw so I knew it inside out. And the hassle of having to relearn muscle memory for shortcuts and workflows with LPX was a buzz kill. But I did it and Logic is really powerful. And coupled with how you can control it using the touchbar is amazingly advanced. People diss the touchbar but when it is optimised for an app like it is for LPX it’s like you have an additional powerful and dedicated midi controller. It’s superb. It’s a shame Cubase doesn’t make use of this.
Anyway fast forward to this year when Cubase had a sale on their upgrades. I nearly didn’t upgrade, but then decided to as it was good value and I was curious. It was a good marketing strategy by Steinberg as it tempted me back in.
Now I haven’t even used the upgrade to Cubase 10 yet. But what buying the upgrade did was make me curious to see how using Cubase 8.04 was going to be after four years away. I have to say I was completely surprised. Fast. Snappy. The colour scheme is easy on the eye, much better than Logic. And everything just flowed and worked well. My muscle memory for all the shortcuts was still there ! After so many years. I was flying around the screen and all my vsts worked solidly apart from waves. Native instruments runs really well. It seems like many of the issues with the Mac have been ironed out.
I never thought I would be saying this but I think I will be making the move back to Cubase pro again.
After reading many reviews and watching videos on YouTube, I am really excited to try out Cubase 10. It looks insane. I am also nervous though. Some people are still having Mac issues. Though I see some aren’t. So best thing is to download it and see for myself. But Cubase seems to have matured into a complete and utter power house.
I really hope Cubase 10 works out well for mac use, as I have enjoyed my time reintroducing myself to Cubase. It’s so much more fun to use than logic. And that still confuses me as to why but hey.
That’s all I wanted to say. Thanks.