Before I begin, I must say, Ver 10 is stable for me, almost no crashes and I grateful for that.
The new Vari Audio is definitely an improvement.
So… forgive me my moaning, here I begin:
After version 9 I’m slowly started to get the feeling like Cubase is getting “old and tired”
Feels like after all these years its code became messy and complicated. Feels like developers struggling to work with it, fixing one thing and breaking another. Or not fixing some bugs at all, because they afraid ruining the whole thing.
Cubase used to be innovative DAW but not anymore.
Looking at new features it feels like more time is spent on makeup rather then “physical health”. Just for the sake of extending “What’s new” list.
Feels like “Younger” daws have more energy, cleaner, easier to work with code and because of that having more innovations.
What are the biggest additions?
64bit blah blah - how much do you need it now and do you or our clients actually hear the difference? They say it’s a future-proof feature, I bet when we start using it we’ll meet some fancy bugs.
auto align - work unreliably, its align results are the worst among available auto align tools. Reaper for example has this feature for centuries it works like a charm and aligns much better.
new skins for the old plugins… how good is that? OK even if it was something we all needed badly, but even here, not all plugins got reskinned! I’m not gonna ask, how many people use native Cubase plugins when there are so many superior 3d party alternatives.
MixConsole snapshots - good but unreliable, because it doesn’t affect automation and potentially can bring the mess to the project
new channel strip - better say “reskinned”, nothing new is added, sound remains the same.
Easy Sidechaining - it is easy indeed, however several times I encountered bugs when the wrong sends were created and I had to do everything in old fashion. I guess we need to wait for Cubase 11 when it’ll work as expected.
Full support for high-resolution displays - how can you call it FULL when you say limited support for Windows 10
Direct offline processing - while it’s good and stable for me, I see many reports that it is still buggy other users.
…that’s just to name a few.
My Cubase 10 impressions are like Steinberg hired new programmers who don’t know anything about the workflow and they started to change things that needed no changes bringing them in the clumsy area. Think of the new Export window or the Right Click menu… the list can go on and on, there are several threads about it here already.
The question is why I’m still using it (since SX3 btw)?
Because I hope I’m wrong and things will change with the next update.
I really hope I’m wrong.