Nuendo 12 bring back LoopMash VST Instrument not just LoopMash FX.
There is no other third party VSTi available to match, or come close to LoopMash on the market, and LoopMash FX cannot do what LoopMash VST instrument does. The features of the instrument inspired massive creativity for those of us who use near-chaos to get ideas for experimental works.
I don’t know, nor do I care what it would take to get LoopMash VSTi back for Nuendo 12 and going forward, but had I known I would lose access to my favorite inspirational VSTi, I would never have locked myself into another Cubase/Nuendo upgrade after such an unannounced reduction in features.
It seems as though we are being funneled and restricted toward movie, TV commercial, and anthem musak but losing the ability to do experimental sound design with fascinating tools that inspire it with truly novel ideas and structures the way LoopMash did. It was totally unique in its results. Halion 6, Padshop2, and Backbone do not replace it. Lots of granular synths exist out there but nothing could chop, glitch, mix, flow, and surprise like LoopMash VSTi with its eight ‘tracks’ at once to granulize and build the most amazing, unmatchable, surprising ideas to take us off in directions we never would have thought of or stumbled across without LoopMash VSTi.
Bring it back Yamaha/Steinberg - whatever it takes, bring back the LoopMash VSTi. It was the closest thing to artificial intelligence for experimental music Steinberg had - that no one else had. If you want to kill a useless feature, kill LoopMash FX in favor of its actually useful, full featured, creativity machine; LoopMash VSTi.
Look, I’m obviously no Luddite. I love new stuff, especially new software. I love technology and the music of the future that is coming out of it, but there is little reason to erase some of the most amazing tools many of us use to create forward motion in the field just because they have a little rust around the edges. Upgrade the best, favorite old tools, while upgrading the whole program. By the way, workarounds posted elsewhere are not long-term solutions. Thanks for listening.