Vienna Ensemble Pro 7 on the same machine still beats Nuendo/Cubase in hosting virtual instruments. Please improve the internal Audio Engine so that VE PRO 7 is not required to get better performance. Also, Asio Guard 2 has to be disabled for VE PRO as it is so an audio engine update with better efficiency across the board would really be great so it can compete with Logic! I love Cubase/Nuendo but hope they can compete better in this department.
Waves FX also have a great load in Cubase. Better use of multi-core would probably be a solution.
How about others in this forum? Are you fine with performance you are getting in Nuendo/Cubase? Are you simply disabling tracks and content with performance or are you using things like VE PRO to do the heavy lifting?