As I did have problems with Retrologue displaying 3. party sound sets in a proper way, Steinberg support suggested that an upgrade from my CB 8,5 to 9.0.20 would do the trick. Kind of strange advice but you should listen to support, right? So I took the leap and did. Here is my mail to Steinberg support after the, by Steinberg support, suggested upgrade:
Even though I doubted upgrading to Cubase 9 would solve the Retrologue problem, I took your advice and did the upgrade from 8,5 to 9.0.20. All then hell broke loose.
Cubase 9 blacklisted 140 pluggins. 85 of them were 32 bit so that was kind of expected. But the rest? As an example, all of my iZotope plugs are gone. They are all 64 bit. Further: IC control is gone! No remote that I use a lot. Blaming Apple (like you do on the Forum) makes it even worse. Everything else works on my iPad. The remote for Protools and the remote for Logic. It is Cubase 9 that makes everything stop. And btw; the Retrologue problem still remains.
Upgrading to 9 was a boomer.
Cubase 9 is really a bad product with capital B, due to:
• No 32 bit support (and it only accepts a portion of the 32 Lives converted 32 bit plugs (64 bit simulation). All of which Cubase 8,5 did accepted as 64 bit)
• It blacklists even 64 bit plugs, like all my iZotope pluggs
• Only support for the newest OS’es
• No IC anymore
Retrologue still won’t display 3 party sound sets in a proper way. 3. Party sound sets for Halion6 and Padshops is a cumbersome process that sometimes goes bad and you really have to investigate to find out where the problem is. Installing sound sets in things like Massive, Omnisphere, Zebra and Serum is a breeze. Look at the amount of 3. Party sound sets for the mentioned synths compared to what is available for the Steinberg synths. Why do you think it is so? And which synths do you think will be bought due to the large number of available sound sets? Omnisphere or Halion? Your strategy is soooooooo wrong.
Steinberg has for some months now sent me questioners asking why I dont do the upgrade to 9.
Why do Steinberg ask me if I do not want to upgrade??? The answer is obvious, is it not? With the philosophy behind Cubase 9 you are cutting off a large proportion of the market. That is your choice, not mine. Cubase 9 sucks!