Let me begin by saying that of all the major PC-based DAW programs to choose from in the 2000 to 2010 era, Cubase was and is the most compatible with my way of working on songs. I can write and arrange in Cubase relatively easily, mostly due to the workflow, which is not all that different (follow me here) than Bars and Pipes Professional, which remains my gold standard of how a DAW should perform.
But there have been issues. And while it would be easy for me to point fingers and assign blame, I won’t do that here.
My main concern is about my older songs, and bringing them up to speed in Cubase 6. I’m finding that importing my older projects is vastly more problematic in Cubase 6 than it was in Cubase 4. I’m experiencing numerous crashes and glitches - primarily with unfreezing existing instruments.
It has become so bad that I have resorted to exporting the MIDI from older projects, and recreating the mix instrument by instrument. Along with recreating the insert plug-ins on each instrumental audio track.
Now, this is something I can do. I can recreate an existing mix from scratch by carefully recreating every element of the mix. But it’s very time-consuming.
My question is - is anyone else experiencing these issues, and how are you dealing with it?